Customs: Need help with balljoints

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  1. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Since there's no Transformers out there to buy (meaning no replacement for my screwed up Brawl) I get to try to fix it...

    One of the joints that's holding the guns on the turret (Like Jazz rips off in the movie) is screwed up... The 'ball' is fine... But the 'socket' is deformed enough that the 'ball' does not fit in it tightly. Meaning this gun thingy pops off if you look at it funny...

    Is there any way to fix it? Or do I just hold out until I can get a new Brawl to fix the screwed up one?
     
  2. NGW

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    Any chance you can post pics of it, make it easier to figure out a fix.
     
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    Any chance you can post pics of it, make it easier to figure out a fix.
     
  4. Gen. Magnus

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    I have one that is the same way, sadly.
     
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    I have one that is the same way, sadly.
     
  6. Soundblaster1

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    There's nothing to see... It just doesn't 'click' like the other one does. I'm not sure if the 'socket' is too small and needs enlarged, or if the socket is too large and needs shrunken, though.
     
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    There's nothing to see... It just doesn't 'click' like the other one does. I'm not sure if the 'socket' is too small and needs enlarged, or if the socket is too large and needs shrunken, though.
     
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    Try sanding down either the ball or the socket, until it snaps in properly. A hobby knife could help too, if you can see exactly where the excess plastic needs to be removed to accommodate the ball.

    zmog
     
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    Try sanding down either the ball or the socket, until it snaps in properly. A hobby knife could help too, if you can see exactly where the excess plastic needs to be removed to accommodate the ball.

    zmog
     
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    Get some sandpaper and rub your balls
     
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    Get some sandpaper and rub your balls
     
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    ouch!
     
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    ouch!
     
  14. nightboomfer

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    If it's too loose, try applying a thin layer of superglue to the joint with continuous rotation.
     
  15. nightboomfer

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    If it's too loose, try applying a thin layer of superglue to the joint with continuous rotation.
     
  16. SureShot90

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    I'd do that too, that's how I solve 90% of my loose balljoint problems :) 
     
  17. SureShot90

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    I'd do that too, that's how I solve 90% of my loose balljoint problems :) 
     
  18. SharkyMcShark

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    LOL yeah mine is like that. The old nail polish trick should work.

    I reckon its deformed and pops off easily so they can claim "ZOMG teh movie action feature as seen on TV"!
     
  19. SharkyMcShark

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    LOL yeah mine is like that. The old nail polish trick should work.

    I reckon its deformed and pops off easily so they can claim "ZOMG teh movie action feature as seen on TV"!
     
  20. manyoufactsure

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    If it won't "click" in from, the socket, being too small. Try shaving off a little plastic from the back of the socket so it can go a hair deeper and catch properly on the two shaped pieces (near the front edge) that it "clicks" into.
    Or is there some extra plastic, on the two tabs, that stops it from "clicking" in properly? Try comparing the two sockets and also try switching the two ball joints and make sure it's not the "ball".

    If you sand the ball it will be hard to do it evenly so you might not have, equal, tension. (hopefully not too late now since this topic was, origonally, posted last night)
     

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