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Postby Ragnorok64 » Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:38 pm

Ragnorok64 wrote:I got my Alternators Grimlock in today. I absolutely love the thing but it does have a kinda tricky transformation and a few issues.

1) His right are ball joint is kinda loose. I hear clear nail polish can help fix this, though I've also heard a layer of superglue works. Which is better?

2) there's a stress fracture developing at one of his shoulder hinges, what's the best way to stop this. Fortunately, I've got another Grimlock coming so whichever one is in better condition will go on display and the other will become an attempt at a Soundwave custom.


So no oone has any solutions on this?
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Postby Gutter Bunny » Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:37 pm

Ragnorok64 wrote:
Ragnorok64 wrote:I got my Alternators Grimlock in today. I absolutely love the thing but it does have a kinda tricky transformation and a few issues.

1) His right are ball joint is kinda loose. I hear clear nail polish can help fix this, though I've also heard a layer of superglue works. Which is better?

2) there's a stress fracture developing at one of his shoulder hinges, what's the best way to stop this. Fortunately, I've got another Grimlock coming so whichever one is in better condition will go on display and the other will become an attempt at a Soundwave custom.


So no oone has any solutions on this?


for the balljoint, i would try nail polish first-you could always try a combination of the two.

for the stress fracture, my best advice would be to get it as close to the normal position as possible and brush on a thin layer of superglue inbetween the areas and along the crease. It may not work perfectly but i suspect it will help
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Postby Uniprimus » Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:34 pm

Just got a G1 Megatron, Encore. It seems that mine's upper chest has come off due to me pulling it so it would reveal the detail, it came off. Now, I cannot get it back in on track with the pellet shooter spring thingy.
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Postby The Chaos Bringer » Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:56 pm

Eradicator wrote:Just got a G1 Megatron, Encore. It seems that mine's upper chest has come off due to me pulling it so it would reveal the detail, it came off. Now, I cannot get it back in on track with the pellet shooter spring thingy.


The pellet shooter causes a lot of problems like yours. It might be for the best if you just take it out completely. It makes the transformation a lot easier.
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Postby Uniprimus » Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:47 pm

How do i take it out?
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Postby Deadpool. » Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:01 am

try cutting the stick-thing in the chest.

When i got the TFC Megatron, it already couldnt shoot pellets, so i just got rid of the spring-shooting thingamajig in the chest.
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Postby Icetron » Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:50 pm

Not sure if it's even possible to fix this but I'll give it a shot...

Just got a Transmetal 2 (The red dragon) Megatron from Beast Wars and a piece of the wing (chromed part) is pretty much about to snap off...is there anything I can do to fix it? I can only think of just ripping the piece off and then try to superglue it, any other options?
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Postby Ragnorok64 » Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:04 pm

Icetron wrote:Not sure if it's even possible to fix this but I'll give it a shot...

Just got a Transmetal 2 (The red dragon) Megatron from Beast Wars and a piece of the wing (chromed part) is pretty much about to snap off...is there anything I can do to fix it? I can only think of just ripping the piece off and then try to superglue it, any other options?
Couldn't you apply superglue to the seam without snapping it off first? Either brush it on of drip it in?
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Postby Uniprimus » Sun Sep 23, 2007 12:51 pm

Is there any way to remove the sliding part attatched to the spring in his chest?
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Postby Icetron » Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:03 am

Ragnorok64 wrote:
Icetron wrote:Not sure if it's even possible to fix this but I'll give it a shot...

Just got a Transmetal 2 (The red dragon) Megatron from Beast Wars and a piece of the wing (chromed part) is pretty much about to snap off...is there anything I can do to fix it? I can only think of just ripping the piece off and then try to superglue it, any other options?
Couldn't you apply superglue to the seam without snapping it off first? Either brush it on of drip it in?


Yeah..I think that's a good idea since it hasn't snapped off yet. I'll see if I can do that tomorrow. Thank you. :)
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Postby Unicron's_head » Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:31 am

I discovered that my classics Skywarp has two left fists. Is there anything i can do to change that?
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Postby Powermaster Jazz » Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:44 am

I remember someone talking about some chrome solution to repair faded or scratched chrome. I can't for the life of me remember the name of it. If someone can help I'd appreciate it.
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Postby Leonardo » Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:29 am

Could someone help me out please? Feel free to treat me like I'm thick and don't know anything about anything.

I'm having trouble with Triggerhappy, namely that his grey guns are loose. When I position his arms vertical so that the bronze thrusters point directly upwards, the grey guns on the sides of his arms fall downwards so that they point to the floor, rather than pointing upwards as they do in this picture:

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Now, from what I've read before, presumably I need to do something with those tiny pin-like screws in the hinge connecting these guns to the main grey section of the arms (one of which is visible to the right of his left fist in the above image).

Is this a case of applying clear nail varnish? If so, how do I get these tiny screws out? I've tried pushing them with a screwdriver but they don't budge and just seem to gouge the surrounding plastic.

I'm having a similar problem with Classics Megatron, as I want to remove his 'wings' but keep the trigger attached.

O, I do hope that's clear. Any help would be appreciated!
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Postby arvydas » Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:54 pm

I recently discovered some annoying scratches on my Leader Class Optimus Prime. In his truck mode, the scratches are on his left fender where the flame pattern is painted. In his robot mode, the fender becomes the left calf.

The yellow paint is scratched off and it reveals red marks (which is the color of the plastic).

Does anyone know what paint I should use to touch up this part? What is the specific shade of yellow? What brand and type of paint (acrylic, spray)?

Where can I buy this paint?

Thanks.
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Postby Deadpool. » Sun Oct 14, 2007 6:34 pm

Is there any way to maintain the paint on the G1 die-cast parts? I've noticed that the paint on my Optimus is flaking off quite easily.
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Postby Uber Galvatron » Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:17 pm

My Movie "Deluxe" Bumblebee has problem with the front of the Vehicle It wont stay straight.
Is there Anything i can do to stop it Nearly Touching the ground

AND

My Transformers Armada Unicron's wings are a bit loose how can i stiffen them up a bit?
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Postby free float » Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:46 am

i dusted my transmetals with a damp cloth
i know i know dont laugh

now the paint is chipping off, any suggestions?
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Postby Deadpool. » Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:06 pm

free float wrote:i dusted my transmetals with a damp cloth
i know i know dont laugh

now the paint is chipping off, any suggestions?
Try getting a clear coat paint to paint over the remaining chrome parts. That won't restore it, but it'll preserve what's left of the chrome. But make sure that it's evenly coated.
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Postby Cascadia » Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:43 pm

I am going to have to fix an Alt. Wheeljack, one of his legs keeps popping off. The figure belongs to a friend of mine. Has anyone else had this problem with the Alt/BT line?
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Postby Exulted Unicron » Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:25 pm

I bought some G1s today and they need a repair.

Ratchet: standard play and stickerwear. Tight joints, snapped off rear left wheel and paint chips

Mirage: Chrome wear, loose joints and stickerwear

Rewind: missing left foot and head won't go into body

Need help to fix these toys
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Postby Metal Ed » Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:23 pm

Exulted Unicron wrote:I bought some G1s today and they need a repair.

Ratchet: standard play and stickerwear. Tight joints, snapped off rear left wheel and paint chips

Mirage: Chrome wear, loose joints and stickerwear

Rewind: missing left foot and head won't go into body

Need help to fix these toys


Have you looked at reprolabels.com? You could get new sticker sheets for them there - after carefully taking off the old, worn ones.
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Postby Deadpool. » Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:20 am

Exulted Unicron wrote:I bought some G1s today and they need a repair.

Ratchet: standard play and stickerwear. Tight joints, snapped off rear left wheel and paint chips

Mirage: Chrome wear, loose joints and stickerwear

Rewind: missing left foot and head won't go into body

Need help to fix these toys
For chromewear, I would suggest using a thin even layer of Clear-coat paint. It won't repair the wear, but it'll slow down further chrome-wear.
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Postby Exulted Unicron » Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:35 am

I've got replacement stickers, its just sorting out the other problems. I fixed the head on rewind, but its just the loose joints and wear i've got to fix..

Does anyone know any methods of stopping yellowing?
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Postby Ratking » Sat Nov 03, 2007 12:48 am

Anyoe got a safe way to remove corosion from Omega Supreme battery compartment? Got a few ideas but I don't want to damage plastic in the process.
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Postby The Chaos Bringer » Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:32 pm

Anyone know how to get the mold off of the pretender shells of the monster pretenders? Anyone know how to stop the shells from getting the mold in the first place? Anyone know how to stop the paint from just running off them? Anyone know how to stop the shells from secreting an oily substance?

And lastly does anyone know how to prevent bristleback from getting GPS?
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