What works better than SUPER GLUE?

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  1. MechanovaKing

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    On my TFC savenger his shoulder/panel join-rivet-thing has loosened. The bumps should be in a cross lined up with the cross design on the in side.

    (That grey ring with the tabs is fine, ignore that)


    My first thought like very one else is; super glue.

    But this is going to be under some torque and I've never found super glue to be as strong as people think it is.
    This is on the inside so it don't need to look nice

    Any ideas how to tighten that up?



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    For super glue to be effective you DON'T apply pressure or clamp. It needs air and moisture to cure and clamping takes that away.

    Epoxy seems to be the one a lot of people swear by as well.


    See if you can sell it second hand to someone who may want it to customize and buy another one. You may end up spending more trying to fix the problem.

    Anyway, just my two cents and it doesn't bring much to the table. Sorry. Hope you get it resolved soon.
     
  3. MechanovaKing

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    hmmmm what brands do people use?
     
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    Honestly you'll get more experienced answers in the customizers section. I know people love two part epoxies but I don't have the experience with them so best to ask in that section (customs discussion). Or even better go to Procustomizers.com and ask there.
     
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    I heard Future Floor Polish works, though you may want a second opinion on that. I remember hearing something about it, dont remember what joints its best on though. Maybe it was ball joints...
     
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    Superglue is mainly used for ball joints. It merely adds to the amount of friction in play.

    A racheting joint is a whole other animal. You need someone to specifically enhance the contacts made by just the four protrusions. Particularly, enhancement that won't wear or even pop right off the protrusions. Epoxy might work, though you might need a liquid plastic resin or something. Either way, I suspect you can't just slather it on the whole joint ala superglue for ball joints.

    A double-check: your pictures don't show extreme wearing on the protrusions. Are you sure the two inner halfs just aren't misaligned and could be realigned?
     
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    How about cement? Do they sell that to the public at Home Depot?
     
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    It's called liquid cement. There's also gorilla glue.
     
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    Please leave your badge on my desk and clean out your locker.

    Which fourm page do you think would be best to post in? I don't think i can/should post in "Radicons Customs"
     
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    super glue is the cheapest and easiest to apply to wonky joints in my personal experience
     
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    I only had to post it twice :lol 
     
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    Third time's the charm!
     
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    Personally, I use liquid Loctite. Super strong hold, and almost seamless (and I mean barely noticeable at all).
     
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    Return the figure. Or buy a new one. No glue would ever hold a part like that. It'll eventually come loose.
     
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    I buy beat-up G1 figures to refurbish and resell. For anything that'll need to handle stress, I use a two-part epoxy. Since it takes a while to dry though, I usually start with just a bit of superglue, wait a bit for it to set up, then spread a thin layer of the epoxy around the outside. Obviously this works much better when the part in question isn't too visible in either mode, but you can sand and paint if you need to. I've used this trick on everything from the ratcheting mechanisms inside the arms of G1 Shockwaves and Jetfires, to the twisty GPS waist of G2 Obliterator Spark, and I'm very happy with the results.
     
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    Yeah 2 part Epoxy is the only thing I know of that can hold up to a lot of stress - you could try "Gorilla Glue" too but it costs a lot of money.

    If you need to bulk up a rubbery part PVA glue actually works quite well for that I've found. as when it sets it's like bendy plastic. But it takes a while to dry.
     
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    I would highly recommend you don't use Gorilla Glue, since it expands as it dries. One of the many great qualities of the epoxy is that the density stays relatively constant.
     

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