I broke my Evac, could I get help?

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  1. ThaConqueror

    ThaConqueror Rock! Robot Rock!

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    I was messing with my Cybertron Evac, trying to see if he could make a good arm, and all of a sudden:

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    That's with the peg in. This is without:

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    Next thing I know, I'm holding this in my left hand:

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    Obviously, I don't want to throw this guy away, he's too awesome. Could I get some help putting him back together? Here's where he should join up:

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    ^top bit (I'm holding the pin)
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    ^bottom bit

    And I couldn't really help myself with this bit:

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    ^It's just a flesh wound!
     
  2. REDLINE

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    plastic welder glue
     
  3. ThaConqueror

    ThaConqueror Rock! Robot Rock!

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    Um...could you please define what that means? Cuz I don't know, and I asked my Dad and he said that 'plastic welder' and 'glue' are completely different things.
     
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    the name on the package is "plastic welder" I used the term glue generically.
     
  5. Sol Fury

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    Yes, it looks like a clean break. If you are careful to keep the arm clear while the glue sets, you should be able to reattach that.
    Just be careful once it is done - you might want to file down the peg that goes into the arm a little so the break doesn't stress when you pull the arm out to transform it.
     
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    ThaConqueror Rock! Robot Rock!

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    Ah, gotta remember that. I'll more than likely have to get a file, as well as some plastic welder glue.

    Speaking of which, did anyone know that there is a brand of plastic welder glue called 'Devcon'?
     
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    My Evac also has a crack in it in the same spot...hasn't broken all the way through yet fortunately. Must be a common problem spot for him.

    Alls well though; it looks like a pretty clean break, and those plastic "glues" are amazingly strong.
     
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    I sure hope they are. I know that normal glues suck. Tried to fix a broken ball joint socket on my Universe Inferno. No dice. Straight in the funeral drawer it went. Along with Tripredacus and a shit-ton of instructions. Energon Prime's trailer is also in there, but it's not broken - just not used.
     
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    yeah, Devcon is the kind I am talking about. Make sure you mix the two halves evenly. that stuff is like a miracle cure hehehe.
     
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    hmmm wonder how well that would work on my G1 Bristleback ... damm GPS!!!
     
  11. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I'll speak highly of the stuff while I'm here. I've used it twice so far and both times it hasn't failed.

    This has me a little concerned, considering there's 2 Evac mold repaints coming out in the near future. I'm hoping it's an isolated case.
     
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    Yeah, Devcon or any sort of 2-part epoxy is going to be the way to go on this.

    CA glues such as Super Glue have their uses, but they don't torsion well. Any stress on the joint and it'll pop right off. Epoxy adheres better and has a certain small amount of elasticity so it doesn't snap as easily. If you epoxy it well, you might never have to worry about it coming off ever again -- that stuff doesn't fool around.
     
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    Hang on, what's all this 'two-part' business. Glad to hear it works, but how can glue have two parts. I'm confused.

    EDIT: Nevermind. I asked my Dad, and he knows what it is. And he's got some in the garage. Doubt it'll be Devcon, but it should work. I hope.
     

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