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Repairing old Joes


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First off, I'm curious of different ways to repair loose joints (knees, shoulders, swivel-arms, elbows, neck). I've read before that using clear coat works, but I'm wondering if there are any other ways.

 

Second, does anyone know an online site that sells replacement screws, or what the size the screws are so I can buy them at a hardware store?

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I personally put a thin piece of paper in the holes of the knees and then they'll tighten up...... you know what I mean ?

 

Ya, that makes sense. Good suggestion. :)

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I personally put a thin piece of paper in the holes of the knees and then they'll tighten up...... you know what I mean ?

 

Ya, that makes sense. Good suggestion. :)

 

That's what I always did to tighten knee-joints. I also just kept broken and other-wise lame figures in a parts bin with a phillips-head screw driver so that my good figures had a supply of donor o-rings, rustless screws, and hip hangers. Nothing I could ever do for broken thumbs, crotches, or-- in the case of '89 Snake-Eyes-- exploding chests. Man, ABS plastic could be brittle sometimes...

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Ages ago, there was a guy who repaired broken thumbs and crotches by applying, shaping, and painting hot glue. Had a neat dio tutorial and everything.

 

I've never tried it myself, but I see no reason it can't be a viable solution.

 

As for spare screws and O-rings... that's what The Corps! used to be for. :)

 

A lot of TF customizers swear by Pledge Future Finish to tighten joints, seal paint, and so on. Here is a great endorsement for it. I'm impressed enough to have picked it up at Wal-Mart the other day, but I haven't had a chance to dry it out.

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