Super Glue recommendation? Should I?

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  1. Ejack37

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    So I bought a Henkei Thrust figure and one of the wings broke off at the peg. Would you recommend using super glue to glue peg back onto the wing to fix? If so, is there a specific brand or just any old kind will work?
     
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    Pictures?

    I think you'd need to reinforce it somehow. I'm not sure superglue alone would work, but this is a high-priced figure.
     
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    Won't work, since the piece involved any stress it would snap off again, only option is to find another wing with the peg still attached.
     
  4. Ejack37

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    I was thinking that it might not be strong enough as well if I were to super glue it again. It would probably break again when I try to place the wings peg into the figures peg hole. I am at work right now but I will definitely take pictures and post them tonight.
     
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    Definitely. OP should drill holes in both ends of the break, insert a small diameter Styrene rod (not too long-enough to join the two without a gap), superglue that in THEN superglue and join it back. That worked for me on a seeker but someone may have a better fix.
     
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    If it's too small, I drill a fine hole and thread craft wiring or part of a paper clip to help reinforce the parts. Superglue alone won't work, especially with high stress areas.
     
  7. Ejack37

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    The only thing I am wondering is the peg is small that I don't know if I would even be able to drill a hole into to put a paper clip or whatever reinforcement piece in. I feel like the paper clip is almost as big as the peg itself. Anyhow, I will take a closer look at it, take some photos and post later. Thanks for the help and recommendations.
     
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    You'll need a pin vice to drill the hole.
     
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    Which for those that don't know, is a small hand held manual drill used in detail work and not a clamp as the name suggests.
     
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    I've drilled very small holes with my Dremel tool. Just need a steady hand.
     
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    I used a thin push pin for one of the ball joints on my dmk01 Optimus kit. Took a pin fine, found an appropriate drill bit for the push pin size, glued the pieces together, drilled my hole, glued the pin in place, ground it flush with the dremel, and now it's more sturdy than the other ones.
     
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    I had some seeker KOs break at the wing peg. I ended up fixing them with screws. I drilled (with a very small bit) into the larger plastic first, then put in a screw.
     

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