Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by MushroomPrime, Dec 31, 2008.
My Henkei Skywarp has a small one on the toy's chest. It's bugging the hell out of me.
i don't know what it looks like but maybe if its a crack you can ........ actually i don't know...maybe put some superglue on the inside of the chest (that is if you can get to the inside of it) and then place somthing heavy on his chest til the glue dries...............but that might be dumb....but at least its a thought
No, the plastic isn't broken, it just has a nasty mark going down the chest.
B = Black
T = Turbine
Hair dryer... Heat gun... Careful use of a blow torch...
All you need to do is heat the plastic to the point where it becomes un-stressed. The only thing you need to be careful about is the slim chance of melting the plastic.
oh, i see...but nope no clue...ide love to kow though.........b/c bedning the oppisite dirrection will onl increase the stress point.........
yeah the heat gun trick works really well, i had a vintage cobra rattler that had stress marks all over it. a little careful time with a heat gun and it looks brand new.
A nice massage and some hot tea always releaves my stress
But seriously , i dont think i ever seen a way to get rid of them.. Maybe if you could match the paint colors and paint over them?
I just use a lighter - not the easiest thing to use and you run the risk of melting, but it does the trick quick.
I'm not touching this thing with paint if my life depended on it. I paid through the nose for this thing.
I'll try the hair dryer trick though.
A hair dryer can work wonders on plastic. I have used it with great results on clear packages or bubbles that had been bent or dented and it took out the white marks and helped bring the shape back to normal. Don't overheat it though. You can't undo melted.
Hair dryer didn't work out too well, so I used a lighter and wow, it looks as good as new.
Yeah a hair dryer or hot water can do a lot to help stress marks.
BE CAREFUL THOUGH, on translucent plastic or places that have a lot of openings, the hot air can warp the piece completely and you'll never be able to fix it.
Should've posted before and after pictures to help other people.
I would've painted it if it's on a color that can easily be touched up.
I used a hair dryer on my Ejector toy yesterday and messed the arm up pretty badly. I fixed stress marks on Seaspray and Soundwave this way though, just be careful!
WOW just WOW, I had no clue.
I would have chimed in with a big fat NO to fixing stress marks.
I didn't know you can actually get rid of them, AWESOME.
You learn something new even after 16 years of hardcore collecting lol.
How exactly do you do the lighter method without melting the plastic? The hairdryer method didn't work at all for me.
Practice, pretty much. Use a candle (easier than holding a lighter).
Get a piece of scrap plastic that you can stress and practice on that. You'll soon learn how close you can hold it and how long before you melt it. Keep the plastic moving at all times.
I'm glad you got it fixed MP!
For those who do use lighters/candles, I take it that it's not applied directly, just close enough to make the plastic hot. I think MegaMoonman answered this properly, just clarifying. Also, what about carbon scoring from the flame, any danger there?
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