How do you fix loose balljoints?

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  1. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    C'mon, we've all encountered loose balljoints. My question to you guys is how do you personally fix them? What method do you prefer/works the best for you? Nail polish, glue, kleenexes?
     
  2. megatronkicksas

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    A little super glue over the ball itself should give it an extra layer to thicken the connection. I recommend loctite super glue but be careful because it actually set one of my shirts on fire (insert long embarrassing story here).
     
  3. Attacker_Prime

    Attacker_Prime Optimus Prime forever

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    I usually deattach them, and put some glue on the ball and the socket, and it usually stays tight for much time. Sometimes when I don't have glue I put a tiny piece of paper on the ball then put it back in the socket, and it stays on good enough.
     
  4. Tommybg2003

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    I used some regular glue recently to fix 1 of minemine, it gets pretty soft and pliable after awhile, now my Transmetal 2 Dinobot can actually stand and be displayed :p 
     
  5. Sunstorm9119

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    I've also heard clear nail polish works, though I've never tried it....
     
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    The only time I fixed a loose balljoint was when I uses a small layer of cellophane on Sideswipe's cardoorwing.
     
  7. Dran0n

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    I just use paper, because I'm out of Super Glue.
     
  8. Phoenix Blaze

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    I never used superglue, if it's messy it can leave those white chalky marks on the plastic, goes brittle and can easily be rubbed off. I've used the nail polish method before, but it's not a solid fix. It tend to work very well for pegs in holes rather than tabs in slots, well shallow tabs.
     
  9. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Nail varnish. I like that it's easier to fix if you balls it up than superglue.
     
  10. ersico

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    i prefer superglue. i havent had any of the white marks luckily and its worked so far so i stick with it
     
  11. kenm2474

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    Superglue works great.
     
  12. petes2177

    petes2177 the poowrr?

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    I use a thing called "Future Floor Finish"

    It's commonly used in repainting figures for paint thinning and clear coats.

    Just dip a brush into the stuff and put it in the ball socket then put the piece with the ball joint in the socket then just let it dry.

    It works REALLY well. About 10 times better than Super Glue.

    Although, the only size that Future comes in is a 27 oz. bottle so you'll be paying around 7-9 dollars, depending on the store's price.

    If you have a lot of figures with loose balljoints, I highly recommend getting Future.
     
  13. depthcharge82

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    Put about 2-3 layers of nail polish on the ball joints.Wait for each layer to dry for about 1-2 hrs.After it'sall dry;then insert the balljoint back in place.My TM2 Dinobot has been standing firm for about 9 months and counting.
     
  14. prime13

    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

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    Future floor polish.
     
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    SAF7 LOVE this game!

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    Clear nail polish works wonders.
     
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    i put a small amount of toilet paper in the socket, works great and i have no risk of ruining the ball-and-socket joint
     
  17. Optimus Sledge

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    One of the potential drawbacks of superglue.
     

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