I've never experienced this problem before, someone give me a hand?

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  1. Scythe

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    First things first, tried the search function, came up with suck. This computer doesn't really load results at the speed of awesome.

    Anywhoo, just picked up a Universe Sideswipe, and his left arm keeps coming out of its socket. Don't really need to post pics, just his arm out of its socket and it's not a balljoint, its the type of connection that slides in. It feels like it doesn't want to go in all the way.
     
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    Hit it with a little clear nail polish. Should make it tighter. At least I think, it works for ball joints, don't see why it wouldn't work for that slide in piece.
     
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    Are you talking about the bicep swivel joint, or the internal shoulder joint that flips the whole arm out during transfomation?
     
  4. Scythe

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    Really? Where would I apply it at?

    Yeah, the bicep swivel joint. The internal shoulder joint is on a white ball joint, that one is alright. Nice and tight.
     
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    I've had this problem before, and this is how I've corrected it.

    1. take the arm off.
    2. apply a small amount of super glue to the joint.
    3. reattach the arm.
    4. spin the arm around til it tightens up.
    5.pull the arm off until the glue has completely dried.
    6. reattach the arm, and see if the arm stays on.

    If you turn the arm around too much the glue will come off, causing the joint to become loose again.
     
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    Thanks, that helps so much. How much do I turn the arm around in the socket so that the glue doesn't come off? About two whole turns? What do you estimate?
     
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    More than that. My Sunstreaker had loose heel joints, and I used superglue to fix em. It'll still feel loose for a little bit, just keep at it.
     
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    Thanks, I'll try this. I just don't want the glue to get pushed out since it's not a ball joint.
     

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