How to repair?

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  1. darthJMZ

    darthJMZ Well-Known Member

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    I figured this would be the best place to ask this question instead of the general questions section. I recently aquired a TFTM Leader Megatron. In the waist there are two "hinges" that hold the top and bottom portions of the robot together. One of them is cracked loose(its a clean berak). What is the best "glue" to use in order to repair him so that transformation can still be accomplished. Is there a reasonably priced product that will hold it "like new"?

    Thanks for any advice.



    james.
     

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  2. Brunkion76

    Brunkion76 HE>i

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    I have to be honest, considering the weight of the 2 pieces and the type and position of the break, it most likely will not make a difference what you use. This may be a lost cause. My suggestion would be to use a 2 part epoxy, maybe super glue or gorilla glue. Hope it turns out well for you whichever way you decide to go.
     
  3. Tyrannosaur

    Tyrannosaur 100% Sarcastic Saurian

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    Personally I'd throw it in the trash or (More likely) just apoxie-sculpt the waist together since the alternate mode is crap.

    Try Brunion76's suggestion first though, give it a shot. If it doesn't work then just try my second suggestion. With some more modding (And sacrificing the alt-mode) that Megatron can be a pretty cool figure.
     
  4. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I'd try Krazy Glue first. That stuff is top notch. If it re-breaks, then I'd go with Loctite Epoxy Putty. I've used that stuff in kitbashes to glue pieces together that end up under a lot of stress and it holds tight.
     
  5. MonkeyBusiness

    MonkeyBusiness Autobot Engineer

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    I like Loctite's Ultra Gel.
     
  6. darthJMZ

    darthJMZ Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the help....ill try to salvage.......it was a poor description on an amazon.com purchase.....but was cheap enough to salvage before trying to do a claim'
     
  7. MPrime10

    MPrime10 Boomsticks.

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    My advice... take this out of the customs forum.
     
  8. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    This belongs in Radicons GD.

    Anyway, super glue alone won't work because hinges are high pressure areas that need to be moved for transformation. You need to reinforce it somehow. Can you provide more pics of the break? I'd like to know just how thick the hinges are.

    If it's fixable, I can do it for you.
     
  9. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    I reported it... but you guys can do it yourself next time ok ;) 
     
  10. konrathink

    konrathink Jared Magnus

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    I've found the BIS (Bob Smith Industries) Maxi-Cure glue to be amazing. Every time I use it on a custom I'm more amazed at what it holds together. Should be able to find it at a hobby shop.
     
  11. phoenixliger

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    ive seen junkers on ebay go for real cheap $5+shipping but i think it would be worth is
     

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