Customs: Help broken Shapeways items

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  1. Nemesis251

    Nemesis251 Wakanda Forever!!!

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    I got the Drift sword by Process a few days ago but it was bent in the packaging. I tried to bent it back but I broke it. Any way I could put it back together without super glue or leaving a ugly seam? Any help is appreciated.

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  2. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    can try plastruct all purpose glue. I just used it on a HftD Fallem figure, one of the little tabs in his right hand broke off, and I put a little bit of this stuff one there, and it's almost like the break was never there. Not sure exactly as to what kind of material the shapeways stuff is made from though, so I'm not 100% sure this stuff will work to well on it.
     
  3. Treadshot A1

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    My recommendation is a Gap-filling Superglue. I personally use Zap A Gap (the green version), as it not only holds really strongly, but also does what it says on the bottle; it fills gaps. The seams you'd expect from normal glues don't show up with Zap A Gap, as the seams are filled with glue. Simply paint over it any you wouldn't know it was ever broken.
     
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    zap-a-gap's the best. if keeping this sword clear, you'll still see where it broke. In the sign industry, when repairing a chip/scratch/crack in clear plexiglass/lexan, we would heat up the cracked edge, melting the 2 parts together, but it's VERY difficult to do right, especially on something small like this...