super glue trick

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  1. takarei

    takarei auto bot wanderer

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    i hate it when joints on my figures get lose. Ive recently gone a little crazy with the super glue trick. little bit of glue work it around let dry a bit and your good new joint. now my question is does this lower value increase or maintain?
     
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    I suppose it depends on the job you did.

    If it is clear that there is glue on the joint or if glue got on the paint job, I would imagine price would go down. If it is not visible, I would say it would help pricing.
     
  3. The Dark Seeker

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    It depends on the person though....I wouldn't say it increases the value. For some it would more than likely "decrease" value because you've basically added something to the toy that didn't come with it. Others may be understanding about it, and for them....it may "maintain" the value.
     
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    hu so i can feel a littel less gulty for doing to my fansproject fire blast. cause i think i did a great job on its hip joints
     
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    I prefer using clear nail polish or Future... I'm just scared of glue breaking down the plastic in the joint.
     
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    Pardon me but super glue will make the joint stuck & result in the hands & legs of the figure stuck?
     
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    Only if you put the glue with the limb already on. if you apply the glue to the joint with the limb off of the toy, and allow it to dry....it won't stick because the bond isn't created.
     
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    Future wins. A bottle that will last a lifetime is cheaper than a decent sized bottle of glue. You don't even have to pop the limb off to apply it.

    Windex can act as a solvent, so you can remove it at some point, I believe.

    Value is tricky. I'd say an unaltered toy is automatically more valuable for being closer to "mint" but it depends on the individual. If you want your own toy to function properly, go for it.
     
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    Well see, I like my toys to be able to stand, so I'm willing to take a value hit to achieve that if needed, especially with something I have no intent on selling.
     
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    Adding glue lessens the value of the toy, also it is more prone to breakage. :-(
     
  11. takarei

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    really crap so what would you sugest to tighten the losse joints then. nail polish??
     
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    Read last page again. Pledge with Future Finish.

    Also, things that you open to pose and enjoy as toys means you've already sacrificed their value as financial investments. Which is fine, it's what I do. Do what you need to do to continue your own enjoyment.
     
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    Exactly.

    I mean, if I open the toy then I'm hurting its "value", but I still do it anyways.
     
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    Don't do anything to a toy if you plan on selling it later. Any kind of touch-up or "improvement" detracts from the authenticity, and subsequently, the resale value. The further you get from factory-fresh, the further it drops.
     

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