Question: Classics Jetfire antenna

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  1. wipedout

    wipedout Well-Known Member

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    My Classics Jetfire antenna have come quite loose. Does anyone know how to tighten them back up?
     
  2. Johnator

    Johnator 'Til All Are Gone!

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    I honestly don't know but I have found if you push them into the helmet more it seems to help.
     
  3. Pikatron

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    I'm not sure if it'll work on his antenna but the general fix for loose joints is to pull them apart, apply a layer of glue or nail polish, let dry, and stick them back together.
     
  4. Mirage_26

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    NOOOoooo!!! Don't let it dry without the pieced assembled! Apply a small drop of CA glue or super glue and IMMEDIATELY put the piece back on and start working it back and forth. DO NOT LET IT SIT AROUND UNTIL THE GLUE IS DRY. Clear nail polish wouldn't be much of an issue, but if you use glue, be patient and be careful.
     
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    Ah okay. I stand corrected. :) 
     
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    Uh, you can take it apart, put it on there, and then put it back together after its dry. That way its bigger than before, in general matches the piece its set in, more, and becomes a lot tighter. Also, if you put too much on, you can always use a knife or sandpaper to take some off.

    I very much dislike the superglue-and-move method, because you can still fuse a joint together that way, being that superglue sets quickly and is, IMO hard to gauge when it is dry.
     
  7. Mirage_26

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    Hmmm... true true. I guess go with whichever method you prefer, just don't mess it up or you'll be trolling ebay for replacement parts or worse a replacement Jetfire.
     
  8. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    screw glue, just use future floor finish. its acryllic.
     
  9. Iron Spider-Man

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    And what do you think superglue is, sushi? The chemical name for most superglue products is Cyanoacrylate.

    "Generally, cyanoacrylate is an acrylic resin ..."

    from Cyanoacrylate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Yeah, I know its wikipedia, but its a wikipedia article on SUPERGLUE ffs...)
     
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    not to mention isnt the attenea on a pin which is whole other pain in the ass i know ive read the toots on radicon thread on how to take them out but its still a pain.
     
  11. wipedout

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    Thanks for the tips but I don't think any are going to apply in this situation. Thankfully it's not my Jetfire that is having the problem but rather the treadbolt I acquired recently. His antenna are looser that a cheap $20 whore. Overall the QA on him is really poor and thinking about making him a project instead of fixing him.
     
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    If Im not mistaken, I believe almost all Skyfire figs have loose antennas, unless thats just mine and yours, appearantly...
     
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    I had this issue a while back, and it was suggested that wrapping one of the small rubber tie-downs around the post might do the trick. I never had a chance to try it out, but it may be a better alternative than glue.
     
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    Sounds good, but wouldnt that be a little unsightly?
     
  15. wipedout

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    Hey, it could be disco Jetfire/Skyfire.

    Also it's my Treadbolt that has the problem. My skyfire has one that's a little loose but pushing it in appears to fix it until it's moved again. I think we are starting to see chinks in this mold. They have used it for four different figures now.
     
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    I only count 3...
     
  17. wipedout

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    Botcon Dreadwind, don't forget him.

    1. Jetfire
    2. Botcon 2007 Dreadwind
    3. Skyfire
    4. Treadbolt
     
  18. Nemesis_Prime22

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    Actually, I wasnt counting the Henkei...
     
  19. wipedout

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    BTW OT, what is a fair price for Dreadwind?
     
  20. Nemesis_Prime22

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    As in you're looking to buy or sell?
     

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