Customs: Question on modifying joints

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  1. battleboy

    battleboy Admiral of Awesomness

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    I recently got the TF: Prime Arcee and starscream and they both have issues with ball joints.

    Arcee's shoulder ball appears to be too large for the socket and pops out with the slightest manipulation. I tried sanding it slightly, but i'm afraid I'd go too far.

    Starscream's leg joint has the opposite problem, the ball seems a tad small for the socket.

    Any tips for a novice to rectify the situation?
     
  2. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    For Starscream, just apply a layer of superglue/clear nail polish to the ball, then let it dry, and then try the joint again. The superglue will form a layer to enlarge the ball joint.

    For Arcee, it's a common problem, for which I hear sanding has worked for some, while for others it hasn't seems like a mold issue. I'd say get an exchange.
     
  3. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I had the same problem with my Arcee. I took the Dremel to my Arcee's shoulder, and it works fine now!
     
  4. SG hailstorm

    SG hailstorm JaAm aficionado

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    the superglue method fixes the small ball joint problem 9 times outta 10, i always use it =)
     

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