how to tighten loose ball joint

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  1. s_cren

    s_cren Banned

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    I recently got a fansproject bruticus set all sealed for 200$ yeah buddy, lol anyways explorers legs are loose on the ball joints were the legs connect near the hip i was wandering what ways there is to tighten the ball joint area
     
  2. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    Put a drop of Future floor polish in it and move it around. Clear nail polish or super glue also works.
     
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    Pledge Future floor polish is your best friend. In fact, I even used it on my Fansproject Explorer. Just put a little on each ball with a brush and moved the hips around so it would spread. By the next day, the joints were nice and tight. Works like a charm.
     
  4. LogicalLuke

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    Yes it does. I don't know why there isn't an add for it on the collector boards much as it is recommended. It's just like that Liquid New the Junkions used on Ultra Magnus. I bet they swapped the label. :D 
     
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    Well...... I use super glue and let it dry on the Joints for a while..... so yeah.
     
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    Good question. I also use it for sealing water-slide decals. Thin layer on the figure, lay the decal down, get the air out, another thin coat for Future and that baby is on there!
     
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    I used to use this method, but find nail polish has MUCH better results. Future Floor Polish seems to work really well for everyone that has tried it.
     
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    Future Floor Polish is definitely the way to go. Easy to use, durable, and washes off easy if you put too much.
     
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    I used to use superglue as well, but sometimes it mushes up the plastic and creates a bunch of residue around it. And there's always the risk of forgetting to move the joint and gluing the parts together.
     
  10. tikgnat

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    Stick the joint up your bottom and wiggle it around a bit.

    Reattach the joint and When your poop hardens you'll find your joint is nice and tight again.

    Or what everyone else said.
     
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    BooyakaDragon I Don't Even Know

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    I don't know why, but the thread title made me laugh hysterically.
     
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    Oh, and before I come across as facaecious (*Badumching*) the reason I'm being a shit (*Badumching*) is because I did a search for 'tighten loose ball joints' in the search engine, on this very site. First five pages (ish) and what did I find?

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/creat.../559556-question-about-tightening-joints.html

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-toy-discussion/525436-loose-ball-joints.html

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...1372-transformers-future-floor-poisonous.html

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...ansproject-explorers-loose-hips-problems.html

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-toy-discussion/471312-ball-joint.html

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/creative-general-discussion/309394-tightening-loose-joints.html

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-toy-discussion/430189-leader-ironhide-ball-joint-fix.html

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-toy-discussion/420194-lose-joints.html

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...-before-i-try-use-nail-polish-ball-joint.html

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/creative-general-discussion/349881-how-tighten-up-joints-tfs.html

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/tutorials-how-tos/349988-tightening-loose-joints.html

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...106-thinking-using-superglue-fp-explorer.html

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-toy-discussion/328602-fixing-balljoints-figures.html

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radic...w-fix-loose-ball-joints-microman-edition.html

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-toy-discussion/316723-tightening-loose-joints.html

    Gee, I dunno. Maybe I should start a thread on how to fix my Bumblebee's loose ball joints? Yeah. I know I'm being a shit. But seriously? The post I just backspaced was a lot worse than this.
     
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    Do we have a UK equivalent of future?
     
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    I heart tikgnat :D 

    5 minute search (search query = "tighten joints"):

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/creative-general-discussion/309394-tightening-loose-joints.html#

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/creat...n/310029-need-help-tightening-odd-joints.html*
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/creative-general-discussion/297438-stablize-loose-wings.html*
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/creative-general-discussion/297513-protecting-ball-joints.html*
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/creat...ose-ball-joints.html?highlight=tighten+joints*

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/creative-general-discussion/286167-tightening-hinge-joints.html
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/creat.../280019-super-glue-joint-tightening-help.html
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/creat...sic-magnus-arms.html?highlight=tighten+joints

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/creat...0698-superglue-nailpolish-details-please.html
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/creat...ning-pin-joints.html?highlight=tighten+joints
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/creat...ble-tighten-pin.html?highlight=tighten+joints
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/creat...tightening-pins.html?highlight=tighten+joints
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/creative-general-discussion/208448-tighten-loose-joint.html
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/creative-general-discussion/213773-superglue-loose-tf-joints.html
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/creative-general-discussion/213428-i-hate-loose-joints.html
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/creative-general-discussion/213013-alt-mirage-loose-leg.html
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/creative-general-discussion/212675-repairing-loose-g1-legs.html#

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/creat...ghtening-joints.html?highlight=tighten+joints

    (The reason I've posted all of these is multifaceted here :) )

    I posted the above in this thread to boot: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/creative-general-discussion/349881-how-tighten-up-joints-tfs.html

    Also, I'd still like to finish this: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/creat...-loose-joints.html?highlight=tightening+joint
     
  15. ServO

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    Wait a sec...let me get this straight...
    The ball joints on these figures will become loose?
    Furthermore, you say there is a way to repair it?
    What sort of dark magic is this?
    Man...this hobby is hard sometimes...but part of it is abusing the search button like it owes you money.
    There should be like a "10 Commandments" of the internet...rule number 7 would be about using the search function...
     
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    Hell, even if search is down, doing a search via Google will probably direct you to the appropriate topics here.

    Superquad7 is constantly merging and moving threads because of this.
     
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    I never even realized just how often this particular topic popped up around here... but putting it all together makes it quite apparent.:eek: 
     
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    Ok guys. I can't find any product called Pledge Future Floor Polish on Amazon. Could one of you link me to the right product?
     
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