How to tighten up joins on Universe 2.0 toys

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  1. blackconvoy_D01

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    How do I tighten up joints on the classics/ universe toys without damaging them? Specifically at the shoulders, and hip ball joints, to the classics prime elbow?
     
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    If it's a ball joint, use nail polish or super glue. Put a thin layer in the socket, and leave it to dry. If it's a different kind of joint, I use a clear sticky tape (sell-o-tape or whatever you call it) to tighten those up. Just see where the material of the joint has been rubbing and grinding off from the use, and apply a small piece of the tape there.
     
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    2nd this
     
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    ok cool, one more question, would this apply to sideswipe at the elbows and classics prime at the shoulders?
     
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    Off course it would. I don't own those figures, so I can't tell for sure what method to use for the joints you mentioned. You will just have to dissasemble them to see what kind of joints are in question and what method to use.
     
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    How about rivet joints, like in the feet of Cybertron Snarl (all four beast mode feet)?
    (because you can't take them apart and reassemble them)
     
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    Actually, you can dissasemble such joints. It's tricky, though. It involves using a soldering iron. You have to heat up the pin/rivet so the plastic around it becomes somewhat tacky/maleable, and then you hammer them it out with a smaller diameter pin. That's the gist of it.
     
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    Thanks again!
     

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