Tightening loose joints

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  1. NGW

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    Figured this thread could both help me in my current situation and help others in the future/with similar issues.

    I need to tighten the hip and shoulder ball joints on my Generations Drift (as well as the hips on my Generations WFC Prime), now I know there are a few ways to do this, the most common being say...super glue or nail polish.

    Now I have this Revlon protective hardener for nails. Can I use that for it? And how exactly do you go about doing this?

    And just for future reference/help to others, how would one tighten other joints? Such as ratchets, swivels, pins, etc.
     
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    I've never used the enamel before, but I'd imagine it's just apply it, let it dry then attach to the joint. You'd probably want to be careful to apply a little at a time then add more if needed.

    When I've had loose joints on some of th TFs I've been taking pictures of, I use a super quick fix: Either get kleenex or a paper towel, push the joint in then trim the excess with scissors or an Exacto. I actually prefer doing this, as it's easier to undo if the fit is too snug and I don't have to wait for it to dry.
     
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    Now do I apply it onto the ball or into the cup? Thanks mate.
     
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    On the ball. If nothing else, it'll be a lot easier to manipulate that side, and a whole lot easier to remove if the fit is too snug.
     
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    Thanks alot. Have the coat on now, just letting it dry.
     

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