How to tighten joints

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  1. starquantumstratos85

    starquantumstratos85 Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys, I got transformers lg ex god ginrai took him out of the box and played around with him for a while. I noticed the left leg ratchet is a little loose. How would I tighten that up a bit?
     
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    Many will say floor wax, but I highly recommend Bob Smith Industries gap-filling medium glue.
    Loads better than floor wax, and more stable overall.
    Apply just a tiny drop, then work the joint as it sets. Perfect!
     
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    starquantumstratos85 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man , would walmart carry it?
     
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    Will that work well for a ratchet joint? I was about to recommend floor polish when I saw the thread, but then saw that the OP is specifically having an issue with a ratchet.
     
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    No, you have to order it online. I got it from Amazon.

    Depends on the ratchet. If it's a spring/disk joint, adding the fluid to the actual post that holds the ratchet may work. If it's one of those pressure ones that's a tab of plastic over a toothed joint, then adding to the mounting post is the way to go.
     
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    If you want to go the floor polish route - http://a.co/d/b3t9mU3

    I prefer just dipping the ball section of the joint and letting it dry. Keep doing it until it's the desired tightness.
     
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    I'd want to say it's a disk ratchet
     
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    If that's the case, stretch the spring a bit, or add a very thin washer under the ratchet plate.
     
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    Altering figures is a thread for Creative General Discussion
     
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    I use this and put it around the ball joint.
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    Obviously I wait til it's try before putting the arm/leg/knee/head ect. on.
     
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    I heard that the blu tack can work fine on ball joints. Just rip a bit of it and wrap it around the ball joint. You can use clear nail polish, but I wouldn't recommend it. It's temporary solution and barely works(At least that's what I faced with it.)
     
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    Hello, I know I have already put this on how to tighten hinge joints. But you guys might be able to help! I have a Studio Series 18 Bumblebee With a bit of a Knee Problem, It's making animation so stressful! A reply will be appreciated So I can stress less on having him stand up without falling down every shot that he is moving!
     
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    What is your question?
     
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    Sounds like needing tips on tightening the weak knee joint that's a hinge and not a ball.
    Again, I would suggest the gap-filling glue, as that can make a joint sturdy to tight depending on how much you flex it while the glue is drying.
     
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