Super Glue or Nail Polish?

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  1. DanWave

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    Hi all -
    Just a general question, and forgive if this has been previously discussed. When attempting to tightening ball joints, is it better to use super glue or clear nail polish? I have only ever attempted super glue and have had pretty good success (RotF Soundwave, Prime Voyager Optimus), but wondering if there are pros and cons to both. Thanks!!
     
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    I use nail polish. Some plastics don't respond well to superglue in my experience.
     
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    I use superglue, cuz I'm a guy. I don't do my nails or polish floors.

    *rolleyes*
     
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    nailpoilish likes to cromble back off, super glue or future
     
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    Doesn't super glue actually wreck the figure? If you applied it incorrectly and it went elsewhere how would you remove it?
     
  9. Bountyan

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    Floor polish.

    I'd avoid superglue. Risky sometimes. And sometimes when I've used superglue, it makes an ugly residue and actually makes things worse.
     
  10. Sumner Sturgeon

    Sumner Sturgeon It's not easy being the best~

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    Neither-- I use liquid electrical tape. I prefer practical supplies over improvised stuff. Plus it's easy to remove if you make a mistake.
     
  11. elizasteave

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    I also use superglue but have actually seen things really getting worse than before and I liked the idea of Sumner Sturgeon and have decided to use liquid electrical from the next time.
     

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