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Best way to repair this?

Post  ilovefreestufftoo on Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:36 am

Anybody know a good trick to repair this?

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Re: Best way to repair this?

Post  Guest on Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:49 am

Damn, that sucks!!!

Haven't had to repair an arm before. I've used thick CA to fix legs and it worked great. Problem I see is not being able to get the ball out of the arm to make the repair. Can you get it out? If so, then it is just a question of how clean the break is and if it will match up well when you glue it back on.
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Re: Best way to repair this?

Post  funkin on Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:58 am

You could try getting a tiny dremel drill bit, drill into it a little bit, anchor it with a tiny bit of super glue, let it dry and try to gently pop it out with a pair of pliers.
or just find a nice position to permanently set the arm in and glue it back on.

good luck.
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Re: Best way to repair this?

Post  CankleBreaker on Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:03 am

First try poppin the ball joint out then maybe use some magic sculp to reattach it tot he body, I think that stuff hardens up nicely & securely.
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Re: Best way to repair this?

Post  ilovefreestufftoo on Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:39 am

Thanks guys,

I will try to get the ball joint out using a hair dryer and maybe a toothpick or tweezers.
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Re: Best way to repair this?

Post  Gatiio on Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:02 am

ilovefreestufftoo wrote:Thanks guys,

I will try to get the ball joint out using a hair dryer and maybe a toothpick or tweezers.

It might be kinda hard to get it warm enough with the dryer. You can also put it in boiling water, though I dont know what harm could that do to the paint app.

Best of luck, man!
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Re: Best way to repair this?

Post  wpaarts on Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:25 pm

I think you should be able to repair it with super glue and a small metal rod.
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Re: Best way to repair this?

Post  ontheDL on Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:17 am

There's no way that ball is coming out of there. You're just gonna screw it up more than it is now. I'd just superglue it in place and be done with it.
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Re: Best way to repair this?

Post  Colossus of Destiny on Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:49 am

You could try the Squadt approach and heat with a hair dryer or hot water. Probably won't work as well on ABS as it does on vinyl, though. DL is probably right.
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Re: Best way to repair this?

Post  Teimaru on Fri May 17, 2013 12:55 pm

I can totally repair it mate, already done a bunch of 3A repairs (ball joints broken, fingers broken, etc) . After the repair, the arm will be able to be moved of course.

If you are interested hit me up by mp.

Or if you want to try this alone, here is the link of repairs I've already made, hope it helps


http://www.threeaonline.com/forum/index.php?topic=2463.0
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Re: Best way to repair this?

Post  joshaw on Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:36 pm

From previous modelling experiences it looks like you need a pin vice. Drill the hole and release the shoulder balljoint, then drill into the arm, add a piece of a cut up paperclip, glue the two back together, let dry and then lube that joint into the socket again.

It's like adding a metal plate to a broken arm Smile but for toys Twisted Evil
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Re: Best way to repair this?

Post  Teimaru on Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:54 pm

Exactly this !
I work on a surgical unit, so it's always fun for me to make this kind of things on toys !
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