Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Dran0n, Mar 1, 2010.
Is there a way to tighten a ball-joint without popping it out of it's socket?
superglue drop or clear nail polish on the ball....work it with your fingers til dry....this will create a small film around the ball making the connection tighter. (hhahahh sounds a lil dirty) seems to work for mine
Without popping it out of its socket? No.
I use modeler's cement. Brush a thin coat evenly over the ball peg. Let dry. Stick socket end on.
I usually pop them out and put a thin coat of clear nail polish on the ball, wait for it to dry, and pop it back together. ersico's suggestion should work though if you're dead set against not taking it apart.
This is what I do.
Is there a particular reason you don't want to pop it out of the socket?
You could drop some superglue into the joint whilst it's still intact but then keep the joint moving until the glue has dried.
It's pretty laborious but it should dry in 5-10 minutes and then all should be well.
Just don't do what I did with my legends Henkei Brawn and leave it to display, thinking the glue has set BUT IT ACTUALLY HASN'T.
(it's ok - brute force won out and Brawn lives on to Transform another day)
Because on the figure it's hell to put back in.
Which fig? There really is no good way to do with the limb on. Superglue will work better than the polish, it will form a "skin" and with repeated use will come right off as if it was shedding. Crazy glue all the way!
My suggestion for this then, since you don't want to remove the joint, is to take some paint or nail polish and carefully apply it around the joint you need tightened. While the paint is drying, spin and rotate the ball joint so that the paint spreads around and into the joint. Keep doing this until the paint/polish dries. DO NOT use super glue for this method, as you risk permanently sticking the ball joint to its socket (this has happened to me before, not fun). This is the best method for this that I can think of, otherwise your best bet is to pop the joint out of its socket like previously suggested.
As others have said, just pop it out and coat some clear nail polish on it. You can't do that while it's in its socket.
I just stick a tiny bit of Kleenex in the socket.
I once had a figure break when I tried to remove a limb from a ball joint. It was a KO though, so the plastic quality wasn't up to Hasbro standards.
This. I've used a tiny piece a paper as well. Works fine.
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