Customs: Classics Megatron pin trouble. HELP!!!

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  1. Optimist_Prime

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    OK I just don't know what Im doing wrong!?! I could be hitting the pin from the wrong end. What side should I be tapping?

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    That pin is an uber bitch to get out.

    I didn't even bother with that pin. I just took wire cutters and cut the whole assembly off at his ass. He still transforms.
     
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    That pin is an uber bitch to get out.

    I didn't even bother with that pin. I just took wire cutters and cut the whole assembly off at his ass. He still transforms.
     
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    I've heard that this is one of the harder pins to remove on Megatron. Are you really stuck on using the hammering technique or do you want to try the soldering iron technique? The soldering iron might make it easier to get that pin out.
     
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    I've heard that this is one of the harder pins to remove on Megatron. Are you really stuck on using the hammering technique or do you want to try the soldering iron technique? The soldering iron might make it easier to get that pin out.
     
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    Have you tried soaking it in hot water? Sometimes that helps; it makes the plastic expand and the pin becomes easier to knock out.

    I did that to switch the arms on Bendy Magnus, and it worked like a charm.
     
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    Have you tried soaking it in hot water? Sometimes that helps; it makes the plastic expand and the pin becomes easier to knock out.

    I did that to switch the arms on Bendy Magnus, and it worked like a charm.
     
  8. Optimist_Prime

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    I tried heating the pin and nothing.

    How long do you soak it in water?
     
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    I tried heating the pin and nothing.

    How long do you soak it in water?
     

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