Customs: Tips on loosening Universe Smokescreen's door swivel?

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  1. Acid Wing

    Acid Wing Senior Alien TF Member

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    I was wondering, do you guys have any advice as to how to loosen up the swivel shown above? I think it's contributing (besides the loose/weak ball joint, which I'll address) to his left door wing popping out during transformation.

    Any info helping a novice would be most appreciated.
     
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    You can remove the rivet entirely and replace it with a screw and washers.
     
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    exactly.

    I prefer using a soldering gun, heating up the rivet (careful not to make contact w/ plastic or you'll melt it instantly) once the rivet is hot enough, it will pop out (don't grab it with your fingers lol)
     
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    Gotcha. Will try it to the best of my ability.:)  Thanks again.
     

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