Question about tightening a part...

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Question about tightening a part...

Postby gbm » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:59 pm

I need to tighten a part on a Cyberverse figure, but I'm not sure what type of joint this would be called, it's definitely not a ball joint.

It's the knee on Cyberverse Arcee. It's basically just a fwd and backward joint, anyone know what you'd call that?

Anyway, would dabbing some clear polish on it work? I can't see how the polish would fit into the opening of this joint.

Any suggestions?

Also, HOW exactly does this clear polish trick work?

thanks
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Re: Question about tightening a part...

Postby RAcast » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:17 pm

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It's a hinge joint, as knees and elbows often are, though they're ball joints equally as often.

You might want to go with Future Floors if you're not sure about how much to use. FF is less effective at tightening overall, though it still does a very good job mind you, it's also easier to get rid of by working the joint. Nail Polish is a few steps up from FF, and obviously super glue is for emergencies only. :)

Now, as for how it works, it gets into the joint and dries there, creating some extra material inside the joint and producing extra friction.

Take a small paint brush, with just a little bit of your tightening solution of choice, and put it on the joint, working the joint slowly so as to get it to work its way inside. It make take a few applications if the joint is very loose, but it'll get there.

MisterFanWank shows off some use of FF here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEcxpBgmdXU&feature=plcp
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Re: Question about tightening a part...

Postby gbm » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:19 pm

RAcast wrote:It's a hinge joint, as knees and elbows often are, though they're ball joints equally as often.

You might want to go with Future Floors if you're not sure about how much to use. FF is less effective at tightening overall, though it still does a very good job mind you, it's also easier to get rid of by working the joint. Nail Polish is a few steps up from FF, and obviously super glue is for emergencies only. :)

Now, as for how it works, it gets into the joint and dries there, creating some extra material inside the joint and producing extra friction.

Take a small paint brush, with just a little bit of your tightening solution of choice, and put it on the joint, working the joint slowly so as to get it to work its way inside. It make take a few applications if the joint is very loose, but it'll get there.


Thanks RAcast, I just gave it a try with my Cyberverse Blackout shoulder tab, and it worked brilliantly.

This hinge on Arcee is a bit more difficult, I'll keep trying.
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Postby DISCHARGE » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:17 pm

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The hinge uses a pin. Have you tried taking a pliers and gently trying to
squeeze them tighter?
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