Need Help--MP Grimlock Leg Mod?

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  1. GrimlockAutobot

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    I know there was a thread that had pics of the MP Grimlock leg mod where there is a screw that scratches the chrome off the tail when going from dino to robot modes.

    I've just spent a while searching and I can't find this thread for the life of me. Can someone PLEASE help? THANK YOU!!
     
  2. process

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    There's not much to mod. To prevent scratching, either paint over the screw with something like nail polish, or file the screws down until they're no longer abrasive.

    And FYI, the second release of Grimlocks, including the comic version, have pins instead of screws.
     
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  3. GrimlockAutobot

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    Wish I would've gotten the later release then.....Where exactly is the screw in question? That's why I was hoping to find the thread I was looking at a while back because it had pics.

    Thanks for the response Process!!
     
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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm sorry I don't have a link to the mod thread, or photos. However, the screws in question is easy to locate. In robot mode, the tail splits and folds up into each of Grimlock's legs -- the screws are plainly located in these leg cavities.
     
  5. grimlock1972

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    I hope the Hasbro Mp Grimlock have the pins instead of screws
     
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    Just put some tape over it. I used some grey tape (electric?) and cut it into tiny circles and voila. No more scratches.
     
  7. Sol Fury

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    You can also fold the tail away from the legs as you push it into place, then once you have swung it up, fold it in sideways. The tape definitely helps, though.
     
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    I had no idea this was an issue...I've had no problem like that on mine.
     
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    Lord Of Tetris Well-Known Member

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    I knew of the problem before I ever transformed mine. I didn't file the screws or put tape over it. I just made sure the chrome never rubs against the screw. You can hinge the tail out of the leg before you rotate the piece. Play it right, and the chrome never has to rub against the screw.
     
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    I filed the screws down myself. Far more satisfactory than covering the screws with tape, which I had been doing.
     
  11. harrismonkey

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    Same. If I have this issue at all, I've somehow missed it.
     
  12. GreenScream

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    It's not so much the transformation that causes the scratches on the tail. It's when the figure is in bot mode, the tail pieces are pressing against the screw that causes the scratches.
     

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