Loose/Floppy Transformers

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  1. cougarcat13t

    cougarcat13t Man In Black!

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    My Blaster is in bad shape.... anyone know how to tighten up the joints on the Transformers?? Mine is so bad he hardly stands on his own, and his tape deck part does not open right.... He was my second transformer when I was like 5 or 6 lol Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. :D 

    Also, if this is in the wrong thread please move :) 

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  2. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    I understand nail polish on joints will tighten them up... but check the radicons section for those who know EXACTLY what you need to do. They'll hook you up.
     
  3. megatronkicksas

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    Well
    1. For ball joints just put a little bit of super glue around the ball part and it will form a casing around it and make it bigger so there is more friction.
    2. And for most other just tighten the screw, but be careful.
     
  4. cougarcat13t

    cougarcat13t Man In Black!

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    Thanks! :)  I took his one leg apart.... what if I shaved down the peg a little on it, you think it would help?
     
  5. Plastic Man

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    My Blaster's door would not open at all. I opened him up carefully and made sure all his inside parts are in the right place and not warped. I forget the specifics, but just open him up and make sure everything is positioned well and you will most likely improve the door mechanics, although it will probably never be like brand new.
     
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    Well I don't own a G1 Blaster but I think it would make your problem worse if you have pictures of the peg and where it connects I'd love to help.
     
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    I would buy a junker to replace the broken parts, such as the head, or combine the best parts of both Blasters into one better Blaster. I would also coat the joints in nail varnish, and reinforce stress marks with glue, if you can do it without it being visible. This is what I've been doing to restore my G1 Dinobots, it's definitely worth the effort.
     
  8. cougarcat13t

    cougarcat13t Man In Black!

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    The two pegs on the part with the speaker.

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  9. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    That could help, but I would be really careful in doing that to a 25 year old toy. Those posts can snap pretty easily if you don't watch it.

    My Shockwave fell to pieces when I just tried to tighten the screws a little.
     
  10. cougarcat13t

    cougarcat13t Man In Black!

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    Oh yeah, I am being Very, very careful.... it is making me nervous.

    But if found the problem with the tape deck part... the clip on the inside it broke... :\
     
  11. cougarcat13t

    cougarcat13t Man In Black!

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    quick question.... any one know how to get rid of the yellow discoloration in the silver part??
     
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    My Animated Voyager Prime suffers from loose shoulders, the absolute only bad thing I can say about it..and it's enough to really hurt my liking of the figure (I just can't handle it and pose it without them deciding to flop). Now they're pin joints...how the hell do I tighten those? I was able to perfect my Shockwave just by tightening a couple screws...can't do that with Prime.
     
  13. luke4

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    use future floor finish! it is the key to the future!
     

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