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Old 12th March 2018, 05:44 PM
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Default Help me to restore G1 Grimlock

Hi all, anyone have any experience in restoring G1 Grimlock? I managed to get a unit in ok condition but no weapons of any kind and the limbs are quite loose. I managed to get the screws out but can't find any way to tighten the loose limbs.

Any recommendations is much appreciated. The stickers need replacement as well.

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Old 12th March 2018, 07:07 PM
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The stickers are easy, remove the old stickers, give all the pieces a good clean with isopropyl alcohol (a good starting point for any restoration), and get a replacement set from Toyhax.com (Reprolabels).

If you have junkers with the same screws as the Grimlock, you could try replacing them, or try tightening the existing screws. Otherwise, a drop of clear nail polish and working the joint for a few minutes until it dries can work to tighten joints. Might be worth trying this out on a junket too, if you’re not confident with the technique.
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Old 12th March 2018, 07:43 PM
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If it can be taken it apart and there are no metal pins on the parts, you can leave the parts in a bath of detergent overnight. I have a bottle of degreaser and seal-able containers for this purpose. Also great for removing mold release grease from parts. Stickers will just float off.
To tighten screw holes grab some superglue and a pin. Use said pin to apply glue inside the hole, wait for it to dry and screw in as normal.
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Anyone tried using a tiny bit of plumbers tape on the screw thread? Small and fiddly I know, but I wonder if it could work.
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