Need help fixing Alt Rodimus

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  1. flamingunicron

    flamingunicron Well-Known Member

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    Ok so...the right door panel of my Alt rodimus fell apart. I'm just wondering what glues do work on the transformers plastic becuase i have model glue and it doesnt appear to work? Any help would be nice. THe more specific the brand the better. Thanks
     
  2. Star Sabre James

    Star Sabre James <b>The JUICE</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    I do not have it, but I remember reading about someone else who had that problem. I can't find that thread, but i do remember that there was something in it about not gluing those pieces back together.
     
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    You need to be more specific. Did the pin fall out?
     
  4. flamingunicron

    flamingunicron Well-Known Member

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    oh ok...i dont have pics but
    basscially the pin and the red circular piece around the pin came off the door and then the red circular thign broke up into 2 and is close to become 3 pieces so far i jsut tapped it back up but its a pain transforming
     
  5. MegaMoonMan

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    JB-Weld (or some other 2 part epoxy) is your friend, model glue won't hack it here.
     
  6. vector

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    Place the pin through the inner door pannel then super glue (use Carzyglue) the pin hole halves around the pin. be careful not to get any glue on the inner door so it will still slide. then wait about a half hour. Match the parts up and glue the pin holder back to the door. You will still have to be carfull with it but nit should work.
     
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    I don't think super glue will work either, the bond needs to be able to take some stress, super glue won't hold for long. In fact, I will go ahead and say crazy glue/model glue sucks for most TF repair needs. Great for joint tightening, horrible for holding broken moving parts.

    Epoxy, epoxy, epoxy.
     
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  8. Th0r4z1n3

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    Yea that other unlucky board member was me, here's the link.

    I used a 2 part epoxy like MegaMoonMan said, and it's holding fine. I had a little trouble getting the pin back in, as I got some of the glue inside the hole. I just gotta cut the length of the pin down and it should fit fine, but the epoxy added enough gurth to the peg that it stays in place without it.

    One problem I am having is; when I tried to push the peg back in, it would force the 2 parts of the peg apart. (that's how I got the epoxy inside the hole trying to fix it again)
     
  9. MegaMoonMan

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    Don't cut the pin! Just drill out the dried glue a bit with a small drill bit, it should be workable enough, just be careful not to go through the door.

    Once you cut that pin, there's no going back.
     
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