Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:36 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Please don't say "crack" :oops: :-s

Fair suck of the sauce bottle mate, there's nothin' flamin' offensive about having a crack at things!


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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Agamemnon » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:35 am

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Burn wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Please don't say "crack" :oops: :-s

Fair suck of the sauce bottle mate, there's nothin' flamin' offensive about having a crack at things!

I think he was joking....you know...cracking plastic on our favorite TFs...

I laughed :lol:
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Burn » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:10 pm

Agamemnon wrote:
Burn wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Please don't say "crack" :oops: :-s

Fair suck of the sauce bottle mate, there's nothin' flamin' offensive about having a crack at things!

I think he was joking....you know...cracking plastic on our favorite TFs...

I laughed :lol:

And what, you took me seriously? :wink:
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Arsnof » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:10 pm

I don't have a big collection and have done nothing in the way of modifications/repairs, but I now have a question that's kind of bothering me. I just got Titans Return Chromedome and Rewind as a valentine's present (because romance), but one of Rewind's feet has a problem. The plastic at the bottom is partially bent outwards; not like a snagged bend, more like a manufacturing error bend. This causes a significant gap between the pegs and holes for his foot, meaning it keeps falling out. Is there any good solution to this? I could probably dig through all the pages of the thread, but that would take quite a while.

I was thinking maybe using a hair dryer to heat the plastic until pliable, but don't know if that would make it too brittle and also I'm not sure how I'd clamp it until cool.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Cobotron » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:56 pm

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I would think heat is the best option. Heat gun, hair dryer, pot of boiling water. You could use any kind of clamp to hold it. Wood clamps, a C clamp, even just two pieces of wood or books.

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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Sjeng » Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:25 am

I do a lot of miniature gaming, and those are often bent out of shape. Depending on the type of plastic/resin used, I'd try boiling water first.
Boil some water, pour in a cup, hold the plastic part in it for a couple of minutes, if it bends back on its own, you're good. If it doesn't, that means it's been made this way. Even if you bend it back, then in time it'll bend back out again, because the plastic has some sort of shape-memory. Which is exactly the reason why bent plastic bends back into the right shape when dipped in hot water, if it was manufactures correctly.

If that fails, then try thr hair dryer (although that may not be hot enough). Water is safer.
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Bronzewolf » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:24 pm

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Got a question for y'all, specifically anybody who owns a G1 Datsun:

I just got a G1 Bluestreak for my brithday, and he's in really great shape and I'm really happy with him. :D It's just that when you transform him into robot mode, his extendo-legs don't fully click in, so when he stands, those slide back into his feet. They either slide a little, then he's fine, or they slide all the way back in. Any solutions? I have yet to unscrew that black panel behind his knees to see if there was anything I could fix. Thanks for any help!
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby MadProject » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:00 am

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some day ago, I noticed that the rubber threads of my ROTF Bludgeon were breaking. Since it's a toy that I liked really a lot, and also it was a gift from my girlfriend, I wanted to repair him, instead of leaving in the shelf without touching him again with the fear of breaking.
Is there any glue/solution to fix them?
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