Once again...Tighten ball joints with pledge future?

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  1. MechanovaKing

    MechanovaKing Well-Known Member

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    I've scoured the fourm for some details on using Floor polish.
    I don't want to use super glue, period. I've tried it on three figures, Two it didn't work on and one now has a solid shoulder.
    I've even come across a couple of post that look like this:

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-toy-discussion/584229-how-tighten-loose-ball-joint-2.html

    TFW2005 - The 2005 Boards

    But there's still a few detail that I'm missing. They all tell me to add a layer and dry over night. But i need more detail.

    1./But can/do I use a brush? Do i need to worry about using something special to remove the polish off the brush? Can I use that Brush for painting again?

    2./Do i just add a drop to the ball and let it soak over?

    3./When I add Floor polish do I leave the joint on or off?

    4./If I leave the parts together will that wield joint solid?

    5./Do i need to put the parts together and move the joint around? (And then take off again depending on last answer?)

    6./ Do i need to worry gravity? Will the polish drip to one side?

    7./ Can I remove Floor polish if need be?
     
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    1. I use a brush, and just wash it off with water soon after. My brushes still seem to be fine.

    2. I just put a little amount on the joint and move the joint around to let it spread.

    3. Pretty sure it can be either way. I usually leave the joint on though

    4. Sometimes the joints on mine are stuck after waiting a few hours, but a little force makes it work normally again. It shouldn't completely fuse the joints together. Just come back every few hours and move the joint around again and it should be good
     
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    Here's teh easy way to do this:

    1) Buy a bottle of Future polish
    2) Get yourself an eye dropper and small dish
    3) Get TF to be fixed and place on some paper towels.
    4) Put Future in small dish
    5) Apply small amount of future directly on the joint
    6) Work the joint to ensure it really gets in there. Dab off excess with paper towel.
    7) Clean up eye dropper for use next time
    8) Let sit 24 hrs.
    9) Work joint some more.
    10) Let sit another 24hrs.
    11) Enjoy freshly tightened joint.

    Works like magic everytime.
     
  4. HatRabies

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    I always apply it with the joint still connected, not popped off or anything. Small paintbrush, eyedropper, q-tip. You can apply it with anything that will give you a nice little drop of it on the joint. Then just work it around so its evenly distributed, let sit for 24 hours, good as new.

    This stuff seriously works wonders. I used to go the super glue route, but never again.
     
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    Same. Super glue sucks compared to future floor polish.
     
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    ex dtw2003 Well-Known Member

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    I found that my joint wasn't completely dry after the first 24 hours. That's why I recommended working the joint and then letting it continue to dry.

    I suppose that would be different if you did it with teh joint apart but there's no need unless your pressed for time.
     
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    anyone try this on G1 joints?
     
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    ex dtw2003 Well-Known Member

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    This should work on any kind of friction joint.

    Are you worried about a chemical reaction?
     
  9. HatRabies

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    I've had that happen on a few I've applied Future to. I'm just a little impatient. Giving it some extra time definitely wouldn't hurt. I had to let my FE Megatron sit for a good two days before it was fully cured. So mileage may vary here. 24 hours usually does it for me, but 48 hours won't hurt if you like to err on the safe side.

    Either way, this stuff is super easy to remove if you think you've messed up. Which is the main reason I see it as superior to the super glue method.
     
  10. MechanovaKing

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    I'm still worried of polish dripping down or using too much or using to much and cracking the socket (is that a worry?). Is it removeable in any way?
     

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