Customs: Question about tightening joints.

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  1. Mechafire

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    Hey,

    I already know that it's recommended to use super glue/nail polish/floor polish to tighten joints, ball joints specifically, but I have one quick question regarding this.

    Is it recommended to apply whatever substance you're using to the socket, the ball itself, or both?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Satomiblood

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    I typically do the ball first, but have also done the socket as well if things were still a little too loose.
     
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    I drop it right in the joint while they're connected and work the joint some.
     
  4. Mechafire

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    Alright, thanks guys.
     
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    Exactly this. Also floor polish leads to significantly less heartache than superglue in my experience. You can really apply floor polish however you want, you won't hurt anything.
     
  6. hthrun

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    Agreed! I used to use nail polish for all of mine, but that would sometimes strip away plastic or paint and other times get too hard. Future floor polish doesn't have those problems at all. When it's hardened, it's very easy to still crack if you have to without breaking the toy.
     

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