View Full Version : Vintage figure repair

09-28-2016, 04:45 PM
I have an original (1980s) Splinter figure where a couple of pieces of the hard plastic have broken off from the body - anyone know what sort of glue is best to use to fix this?
Superglue doesn't always work on certain types of plastic but I don't know what type of plastic these figures are made from.
Thanks for any advice you can give!

09-28-2016, 07:28 PM
I always use Krazy brand crazy glue. Dunno if they have it in the UK but I've got figures I fixed with it 10+ years ago whose parts are still on tight as ever.

09-29-2016, 03:00 AM
All brands of superglue available in Germany work with the type of plastic, started repairing figures in childhood.

09-29-2016, 05:33 AM
Take a look here Cheesebrush: http://forums.thetechnodrome.com/showpost.php?p=1626901&postcount=14

D Piddy 1982
09-29-2016, 07:22 AM
Traditional, UK "superglue" will stick styrenes together (eg ABS) and also PVC.

It's polyethylene which it has trouble sticking to, eg HDPE and LDPE.

Unfortunately I couldn't tell you what materials your figure is made from, but sometimes you might be able to find a moulded recycle logo which tells you the material.

Maybe a 2-part adhesive might help?

09-29-2016, 08:08 AM
Thanks for all the replies. It sounds like good old Superglue will do the trick but I will double check for markings on the figure first just in case.

10-01-2016, 10:57 AM
And just to update, I got some cheap superglue and it worked perfectly. You have to look very closely to tell it's been repaired at all and is holding well.
Thank you again.

10-01-2016, 02:10 PM
Great everything worked out as you wanted it to be :)

Also big props out to D Piddy 1982 for such an informative post!