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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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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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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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby ExciKaiser » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:06 pm

Hi;

I searched the topic but didn't found an answer : Any recommendation to fix an Energon Scorponok broken shoulder pad ?
It's apparently a common break, but I found no tuto to repair this and I don't really see what to try.
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Agamemnon » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:57 am

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ExciKaiser wrote:Hi;

I searched the topic but didn't found an answer : Any recommendation to fix an Energon Scorponok broken shoulder pad ?
It's apparently a common break, but I found no tuto to repair this and I don't really see what to try.

That one is a tough one. He suffers from a combination brittle plastic (like GPS) and a tight peg hole. When I fixed mine, I ended up both boring out the offending hole and using epoxy to strengthen and bond the parts that cracked apart. The epoxy is clear, so it isn't too goop-ey and ugly, except from the side, but it served nicely. Also, I transform him very rarely now, preferring to leave him in one mode in my display. I will be happy to replace him with Titan Scorponok when he finally comes out...
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby ExciKaiser » Mon May 01, 2017 10:15 am

Mmmh.. And does it affects all the production ? I mean If I get another one, will it break too ?
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Re: Transformers Workshop (Maintenance & Repair)

Postby Agamemnon » Mon May 01, 2017 8:58 pm

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ExciKaiser wrote:Mmmh.. And does it affects all the production ? I mean If I get another one, will it break too ?

Probably. But, if you can find one with the shoulder intact, I recommend disassembling that shoulder and widening the hole just a bit. Part of it is the brittle nature of that plastic (though not as brittle as GPS. It doesn't shatter by sneezing in the next county...) Most of it is stress due to the tight shoulder joint. At least that was my experience and how I remember the discussion, going back a couple of years ago when it happened to me. If I can find him in my moving totes, I'll try to take a close-up of the offending shoulder for ya. :D
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