Generation One - Fixing Some of Those Problem Areas!

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Superquad7, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    can't do a follow along, but i can probably open up his leg and show you the completed repair
     
  2. unicron nemesis

    unicron nemesis Infinite Black Photog

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    Any solution for rusted rivets on G1 toys?
     
  3. siccoyote

    siccoyote Predacon

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    Buy some Corrostop, it is a clear blue liquid, which can be applied to a surface by pouring or spraying.
     
  4. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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  5. zappatton2

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    What we also need is some sort of solution to solidify GPS parts, that would be awesome! I'd finally get some figures I'd always wanted with much less apprehension.
     
  6. siccoyote

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  7. Superquad7

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    Unfortunately, the only real solution for parts plagued with GPS is to have the parts recast. There's no way (at least that I'd know of) to fix the plastic, since the fault is in the mix of plastic itself.

    With certain figures, there are steps one can take to ease the stress of certain areas. I was brave here: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans.../357621-gps-war-skyhammer-i-fight-battle.html
     
  8. zappatton2

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    That's a cool thread and pictoral, doesn't encourage me to get SkyHammer however.
     
  9. unicron nemesis

    unicron nemesis Infinite Black Photog

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    The strangest thing happened with my Bristleback recently. I've been handling the figure without much care for GPS for a few years and nothing happened. And just when I start to take extra care in fear of GPS taking place....I broke one of his leg...I tell you, there's a conspiracy there somewhere.
     
  10. destrongerlupus

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    Mind: blown.

    I'm heading to Burma to find some ruby crystals before this universe meld wears off...
     
  11. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Thanks! Skyhammer really surprised me with how cool of a toy it is. For me, there's just too much gold plastic, particularly on the vehicle Pretender shell. I'm not keen on the human characters, but I'm a bit over that now, though. Otherwise, it's a fun toy. Stupid GPS . . . .

    Eeeeeek!

    Supersquads did it! :lol 
     
  12. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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  13. ScottyP

    ScottyP Got The Touch

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    So that's removing stickers... what tips are there for getting old stickers to stick when they don't want to? Got a Dai Atlas and Road Fire recently with stickers unapplied. Have tried to apply... but they're so old they don't want to hold. What glue is recommended? Don't want to get something so porous that it damages the design, but don't want it to smear and mess up the figure like super glue can ><
     
  14. Superquad7

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    I'd actually recommend some Elmer's School Glue and using an old paint brush to apply it. It's durable enough to stick, but it's not as harshly powerful that super glue can be.

    Also, you guys may be interested in this :)  http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/tutor...ixing-loose-swinging-cockpit.html#post8780793
     
  15. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I forgot to note that I added this as well: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/tutorials-how-tos/705584-waist-fix-g1-mirage.html

    Thanks again, turboed!
     
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    Yes...yes it does
     
  17. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I saw Insane Galvatron post this (and brr-icy performed the fix on his as well):

    If someone wants to make a photo tutorial of this, I can resource it.
     
  18. Onslaught24

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    thanks :D 
     
  19. Jericho

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  20. Hot Shot.

    Hot Shot. Giving up on the fiction.

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    Anyone know a fix for Onslaught's legs? I bought my dad one last Christmas and both legs exploded. He bought a cheap, yellowed(greened?) replacement from a later run of the figure and it doesn't have the same problem. When we get a proper replacement for him later I'd like to know how to bust-proof them just in case it's an early-run Onslaught.
     

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