Customs: G1 Brainstorm hips/legs

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  1. optimusfan

    optimusfan Kill your heroes Administrator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Does anyone know how to disassemble the hips on G1 Brainstorm? I'd like to give one that I have a H202 bath due to some mild discoloration, but I have no idea how to first remove the legs to prevent the metal from corroding. One pin goes straight through both legs and the entire width of the body. I attempted to knock it out like any other pin, but was not successful. I was a bit timid with the hammer just in case it wasn't the correct way to remove them.

    I can take and post pictures if it would help.

    Thanks.
     
  2. optimusfan

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    Does this help?

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    Anyone?
     
  3. Overhaulimus

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    There is a way of removing a pin by heating it up with a soldering iron,but I wouldn't suggest that on a G1 figure.

    I'd hit the pin with slightly more pressure with the hammer,I've had some hard to remove pins before too.
     
  4. MegaMoonMan

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    DON'T go smacking it harder - it looks like it's non-removable. It's got a washer on each end, so each end has a head on it.

    Instead of taking it apart, I'd coat the metal with something waterproof that can be removed later - like wax.
     
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  5. Cybertronian

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    Brainstorms are definate candidates for an Hydrogen Peroxide bath (I use 17.5%). As are Blurrs, Kups (though in his case, I like the aged look), non-reissue Thundercrackers, Prowls, Ratchets, and non-reissue Starscreams.
     
  6. optimusfan

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    That might be a good call. Is there a specific technique or type of wax for doing this? Or, should I simply light a candle and drip the liquid wax into the joint? What about coating the pin that runs through the middle?
     
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    No idea, I've never had to do it. I would imagine just dripping hot wax from a candle would work fine, pin and all - I would only use white wax, though. Colored wax may stain.
     
  8. The621

    The621 Fuck you, that's why!

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    Now that you guys brought this up, how does removing the dried wax loosen the pin?

    Is this because of the age of the plastic? I could see why for optimusfan's case. But I was thinking I could do this for a junked and beyond repairable figure like Punch/CounterPunch.
     

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