SDCC Alt Roddy, WTF?

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  1. Th0r4z1n3

    Th0r4z1n3 PlastiqueBoutique.com Veteran

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    I finally got in the last peice that I needed to finish up the Alt line, Swerve. I had just gotten in Alt Roddy about a week ago, but had not opened him yet and figured now was the time. I wanted to get some pics of my newley completed Alt. collection and put up in my Showcase thread. After I opened him up I gave him a quick once over in car mode, tilted him so that I could take a look at the underside and... *clack* *clack* the sound of plastic hitting my hard wood floor. I didn't drop him, his outer door pannel just fell off, WTF!?

    So now I ask you, how do I fix this? I don't want a "Battle Damage" Roddimus. I'm gonna try super glue, but is there a bonding agent that will work better? I'm tempeted to try that PVC Cement that plumbers use on plastic pipes, but wanted to know everyone elses opinions first, I've never had to fix a TF before. Well the one KO Alt I have broke, but I never took the time to fix him, he just sits there as a reminder to handle KOs with care.

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  2. MegaMoonMan

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    I would use JB Weld. Since you can't see the fix when it's together, you can use a good amount too.
     
  3. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Sorry about Rodimus.
     
  4. Lord Of Tetris

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    A word of caution: make sure you don't glue the door to the inner door. If the door can't slide back and forth, you'll have problems transforming him.
     
  5. Mixmaster

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    2 part epoxy, it's called Araldite in the UK, I don't know what it's called elsewhere. It does dry rock hard, and it forms good strong bond between the pieces; it's good for structural breaks.

    I wouldn't use PVC Cement or Superglue, in my experience neither hold very well.
     
  6. ShadowStitch

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    2-part epoxy, the kind you squirt from two parallel tubes and mix with a toothpick or whatever... that stuff is your friend.

    I use it all the time because it has a greater resistance to torsion than super glue, and much better adhesion. CA/Super glue is fine for when two parts don't ever need to move, but for pieces that may be moves or bent or stressed in any way, epoxy is the best choice.
     
  7. Moonstreaker

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    Vote number 3 for two part apoxy.
     
  8. plowking

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    Do not use PVC Cement....it will destroy the plastic!!

    Try Plastic weld or the epoxy mixture
     
  9. Greyryder

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    I'd go with the epoxy. You'll be able to build a reinforcement around the break, to help strengthen the glue joint.
     
  10. bouncing boy77

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    just dont use superglue, 2 part epoxy's good. has anyone else had a rodimus problem like this before?
     
  11. Dinobot Nuva

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    Hell mine only came with half the engine gun...
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    2 part epoxy is alright, but I've always found it kinda messy for smaller repairs. I like the 2 part glues. Something like Zap A Gap. We used it when I worked in a stereo shop, and it works great. You put the glue on, put the 2 pieces together, and then spray the accelerant. The stuff will hold interior panels in a car together.

    I will agree not to use super glue. As it ages, it weakens.
     
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    I should mention that JB Weld is a two-part epoxy-type solution.
     
  14. ShadowStitch

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    I recently had a BT Broadblast arrive with half the door broken off... I used some of that good epoxy lovin' to remedy the situation.
     
  15. Th0r4z1n3

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    Well it sounds like the epoxies have it! I'm glad I waited to get a little advice before I just went super glueing shit together, lol. I'll give the epoxy a shot, thanks again guys!

    I'm kinda curious about this too, I have Mirage and Clear Mirage and have not noticed any problems in this area with them. I have noticed that SDCC Rodimus seems to be made out of a cheaper plastic than all of my other Alts too. Am I the only one who has had a problem like this with him? Maybe not with the door specifically but with the quality of the plastic overall?
     
  16. Rodimus Rage

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    ... I'm afraid to open mine now...

    here lies your Rodimus:rip 
     
  17. Lord Of Tetris

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    Seems that SDCC toys have some QC problems. My Nemesis Prime has two left hands...
     
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    This 12-day-old-but-not-quite-zombie-status-so-I'm-okay-with-it-thread makes me glad both my Roddy and Nemy are QC error free.
     
  19. Mixmaster

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    Nah! It's not just limited to the SDCC Alts, it's just a random thing across all toys. In fact both my SDCC Alts are fine, but my Alt. Swindle's door hinge snapped out of the box, but that was easily remedied with some 2 part epoxy and a toothpick.
     
  20. flamingunicron

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    Yah this same thing happened to me liek 2 days ago...i need to get some epoxy
     

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