how to fix lose ball joints

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  1. grimlockams prime

    grimlockams prime Check you feet

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    it is simple take a paper towel and rap it around the joint pop the joint back on and tear off the exsess paper an the ball joint is tighter than before. if it is still lose duble the paper over and try agian
     
  2. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    A sturdier way is to use superglue. The gel type is best, that way it doesn't run everywhere. Put a few drops onto the ball, put the joint back together, and continually move it around for at least 30 seconds (so the glue doesn't fuse the parts together). The glue will provide an extra layer of friction that's very durable.

    Works for virtually any loose joint that can be disassembled.
     
  3. Jacer

    Jacer Find Kill Cleanse Moderator News Staff

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    heh, i just use clear nail polish
     
  4. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    Clear nail polish apparently works too.
     
  5. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    I've tried nailpolish before, but it seems to wear down pretty quickly. Superglue is near permanent.
     
  6. grimlockams prime

    grimlockams prime Check you feet

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    yeha but the only thing i have to tightin joints is paper towls

    huza 200 posts
     
  7. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Gotta try the famous superglue method one day...I normally use nail polish, but it does come off fairly quickly and leaves ugly residue.

    Might try the paper towel, too :)  Sounds easy *goes off to the kitchen*
     
  8. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

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    I use a glue gun.
     
  9. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    I've always relied on clear nail polish. I've only run into one case where it didn't work (Alt Windcharger's ankles), and where it has worked I've yet to see the joints wear back down.
     
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    Batman The Dark Knight TFW2005 Supporter

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    Dude, use a piece of a plastic sandwich bag. Works for me every time.
     
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    yap! This is what I do.

     
  12. Lady Kirk

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    mmm, very useful advise, I should try it on some of my figures ( hey I don't play whit them, but some of them are hard to find new nowadays ) :D 
     

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