DX9 Hulkie needs your help

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  1. ICEPnguin

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    I'm actually okay with this scale but hes so floppy. Any tips to firm up Long Haul? He can barely stand because the hips and also Scrappers shovel.
     
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    There's an embiggened KO of hulkie that's actually much better quality
     
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    Clear nail polish in the loose joints. Let it dry for an hour or two, move the joints, leave it alone for a few more hours, test, repeat as needed. Some people suggest future floor polish but I've had much better success with nail polish.
     
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    kiki, future, magic.
     
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    Will that work on a pin joint? I get how it would for a ball joint.
     
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    Yes. Kiki would work, better.
     
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    Future floor polish. Drop it in the joint, work it around, and then DO NOT TOUCH IT for 24 hours. It takes a bit less than that to actually set, but it's an easy way to be sure. If you move it around before it's fully set, the joint will be a bit gummy and you'll have to try again.

    For pin joints, you can do a few different methods. You could knock out the pin (takes less than a minute with an automatic center punch and pliers) and then either rough up the pin or give it a very very slight bend.

    Another method is to drip some future floor polish at the opening of the pin and then work the joint around, which causes capillary action to suck some of the future into the joint. Do that on both ends of the pin. You can also drip some polish around where the joints rub against each other, and that should help if the ends of the pin didn't do much.

    If it's a flatheaded pin, like a rivet or what you'd see on the wheels of some bots, you can use a soldering iron to heat it up slightly. Look around on google or Radicons for more details on that one.

    There might be other methods, of course. I'd try the future floor polish route.
     
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