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Old 12-10-2016, 09:05 PM   #1
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glue recommendations

I thought this thread people would know about glue.

Looking for glue recommendations for plastic part of figure that connects the legs together.

The part that is usually hidden in the groin region. I have read that I need something that doesn't expand, ruin paint, or melt plastic.

I went to pose a figure and the ball joint part that sits in the legs must have been frozen stiff and the center connection just snapped. Surprised the you know what out of me. Almost made a grow man cry. I barely put any force on the thing.

I attached a picture. I am incredibly bummed out about this.
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Old 12-11-2016, 01:44 AM   #2
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Just found out about this krazy glue pen, think I might give it a shot.

http://www.krazyglue.com/product/det...n#.WE0RErU76aM
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Old 12-11-2016, 01:50 AM   #3
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That's my brand of choice. Never used the pen, but the glue itself is really really good. You should do pretty well with it, I think.
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Old 12-11-2016, 03:45 AM   #4
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Same thing happened with my soft head Raph (noticed that all my soft heads are vulnerable in this regard). I don't have a certain brand of glue, since every superglue I used has done its job unobjectionable, but I prefer to use glues with different solidity, super glue gel that is not dripping and super glue that is very fluid and flows in the very smallest gap. Depending on the case.
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Old 12-11-2016, 11:57 AM   #5
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Thanks for the help guys.
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Old 12-12-2016, 11:25 AM   #6
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Id almost melt the plastic pieces together or find a Glue that is strong and has a bit of "play"but doesnt make the bond Brittle.
what about that bondic stuff i see them advertise all over?

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^^ Never had the idea to look for a plastic welder. Would try it pure out of interest ... for some cases I used a hairdryer to heat up the plastic, so it was possible to bend back the outer parts of the body halves (effects of leverage) from Laser Light Skeletor, for example.
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Old 12-12-2016, 05:57 PM   #8
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It's a super small area to work within so I'm uncertain about the welder. Looks like from YouTube that it needs to have a LED light and I'm not sure I would get it at correct angle for my project. But super cool for future things.

I think what I will do is put some glue on the right leg and put the leg up in place and then apply glue to the left leg and stick that up in place and hold them together around that cent round part until dry. I don't want to open the figure.

I have attached a second photo so you can see more of what I'm working with. I'm going to try to get the legs in a pose so it will stand and then never mess with it again.
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I don't know if this will help or not. I have a few She-Ra knock off (Golden Girls) that broke in this area. Common problem for them. I took out the broken bits. Put a eyelet screw in each leg and connect with very small O ring. This will devalue the figure, and make the legs kinda floppy. Plus side is they didn't break again.
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Old 01-27-2017, 07:06 PM   #10
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I don't know if this will help or not. I have a few She-Ra knock off (Golden Girls) that broke in this area. Common problem for them. I took out the broken bits. Put a eyelet screw in each leg and connect with very small O ring. This will devalue the figure, and make the legs kinda floppy. Plus side is they didn't break again.
Thanks for the info dude. I forgot to update that I ended up using the krazy glue pen. It was difficult to get enough out of the pen and on the small surface area of the break.

It would not hold. So I just applied lots of glue to the upper leg as well as the broken portion and stuffed the legs up in the hole. It holds now. Lol.

I have him displayed in the turtlemobile because the figure tips over and legs are not poseable. Future value does not matter because I am keeping it forever and just wanted a decent display piece.
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