Loose joint fixes

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  1. MagicGlenn

    MagicGlenn Member

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    Any advice on how to fix a loose joint? More specifically Hammer on my Shuraking. The elbow joint won't hold the weight of the sword let alone its forearm. I have checked the screw fixings... all tight.
    Any suggestions?
     
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    Is it a ratchet joint or friction?If its ratcheted maybe you could increase the pressure of the spring by adding a metal washer..If its friction,then increase the friction by adding glue and letting it dry before reassembling it
     
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    I've recently found a great fix for adding extra outward pressure to a ratchet/teeth joint. Take some fun tact, the blue or the white kind, and press a super thin layer of it into the well where the tooth part sits. (depends on the set up of the joint of course) But the malleable nature of the fun tact allows it to form to the cavity enough, and has the slightest amount of give, all of which adds to the adding of extra pressure on the ratchet; which is what you're looking for in this case.
     
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    If I'm not mistaken it's a friction joint..
     
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    Friction joints work best with some added "friction" ....so Future is probably your best bet.
     
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    Definitely the best option for a friction joint.
     
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    future or any sort of clear acrylic resin.
     
  8. MagicGlenn

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    "Future"? Can't say I'm familiar with this, is it from the states? I'm in the uk.
     
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    Nail polish?
     
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    hmmmm, you cooooooould. But you'd have to disassemble things to get the polish in there. Future is good because it'll flow like water (Bruce Lee) into all the necessary nooks and crannies.
     
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    Have you got a link you could forward??
    Not sure future is available in U.K.
    Minimal effort (not disassembling) is always a good.
     
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    This is what I use:

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    nail polish works as well, but you may have to disassemble. I typically use liquitex acrylic varnish since I airbrush and I have it laying around the house. Like future, it's low viscosity, so it flows into joints without disassembly... if you can get to them.
     
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    I'll look that up
    I'll look that up, thanks bud.
     
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    Not really a fan of nail polish or superglue. The future is acrylic and if you decide you want it gone, water will remove it; superglue, not so much. As gbm posted, the future is sold as Pledge and in the US it no longer says "with Future" on the bottle. You want the one that says "Floor Care mutli-surface finish".
     
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    Future is what you want. There is a UK version of it, I saw people talking about it way back when but I don't recall what it was called.
     
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    Finally had a chance to disassemble hammer and take a look. The teeth don't meet up. Pretty bad QC issue.
     

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