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Which glue should I use to fix a broken PVC figure?Which glue should I use to fix a broken PVC figure?Ask MFC

UnhappyThiefUnhappyThief2 år siden
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I have just received ITEM #142642 from Suruguya.

As soon as I've opened the box I've noticed that one of the ponytails is broken (I WANTED TO CRY SINCE ITS THE FIRST FIGURE IVE EVER RECEIVED BROKEN).

I have no intentions of writing to Suruguya and getting myself into a never ending cycle of emails.(welp might just do that at the end)

SO MY QUESTION TO YOU LOVELY DEARS IS; What glue should I use to attach the ponytail back to it's place. (preferably a long lasting glue, that wouldn't leave weird spots on the figure)

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UnhappyThief2 år siden#26028123How can I insert the metal pin in?

I use a drill to make a hole the same size as the piece of metal. Thouse first put a dot of paint and put the two pieces together, so you know where to drill.

imgur.com/a/S9T...

You then drill in make sure it is as deep as possible. Then glue the pin in place after. I would do tests on pieces of wood first if you are uncomfortable.
Hope this helps.

For BRS I used a super thick wire cause it needs to hold her entire weight. Probably don't need something as heavy duty if you don't want to.
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Akiza2 år siden#25971297Contact the seller. If they can't help. Put a metal pin in before gluing. Since it is a large part the glue won't hold long term under the weight of her hair.
How can I insert the metal pin in?
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Contact the seller. If they can't help. Put a metal pin in before gluing. Since it is a large part the glue won't hold long term under the weight of her hair.
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I would really suggest that you contact the seller for a replacement or a refund before messing with the figure so as to not void any warranty.

However, if you do want to do to do a quick DIY fix-it, use a little, very little superglue on to the broken part. If the glue spread to other parts it might damage the paint or even melt the PVC. You can try breaking/cut a thumb-tack for it's needle and use it to pin the ponytail to her head.
2 år siden
like someone else mentioned, I would insert a thin metal pin/rod into the parts and then glue it. It would reinforced the joint so that the ponytail doesn't come off again from being touched just a little too hard (or possibly from under its own weight if it is too heavy for the glue.)
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idk man but pvc is plastic too right? mb tamiya cement and epoxy also sanding the broken part and recoloring might good
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xCommando2 år siden#25956682I tend to favor super glue because it hardens quicker and is pretty strong but sometimes i go with epoxy because it's more gooey(super glue is thinner/a little runny) so there's more wiggle room as it takes much longer to harden. It's generally sold as a two part where you mix two different substances and then apply, and it's as strong or stronger than super glue i think.
Both are fine but the main thing you want to do before you try either is to figure out a way to rest the figure and/or part so when you stick the part back with glue on it, it is not able to move at all. I don't recommend holding the figure in one hand and the part in the other because if you move even a tiny bit it will mess it up. So get creative and once you figure that out it should be easy and look fine afterward.
Here's an example: picture/1608259...


I think I'll go for superglue as well, hopefully it won't fail me.
And I guess I'll have to figure out how to set the figure up when I glue the ponytail to it.
will upload pictures of the finished product when I get the time (to get outside of the house and buy some glue, Nowdays I barely leave the house [it's a joke of course I see humans]) .-.

p.s what a lovely setup --> picture/1608259...
2 år siden
I tend to favor super glue because it hardens quicker and is pretty strong but sometimes i go with epoxy because it's more gooey(super glue is thinner/a little runny) so there's more wiggle room as it takes much longer to harden. It's generally sold as a two part where you mix two different substances and then apply, and it's as strong or stronger than super glue i think.

Both are fine but the main thing you want to do before you try either is to figure out a way to rest the figure and/or part so when you stick the part back with glue on it, it is not able to move at all. I don't recommend holding the figure in one hand and the part in the other because if you move even a tiny bit it will mess it up. So get creative and once you figure that out it should be easy and look fine afterward.
Here's an example: picture/1608259...
2 år siden
Solarstormflare2 år siden#25951993I had a similar problem, i think, which people helpfully answered for me here with glue reccomendations and pinning advice. BLOG #34653 however for super specific advice you might want to attach a picture of yours? Good luck! Shame it happened! Oo i'm worried now since i ordered 5 figures fom them O.O

Do you have a specific recommendation for a certain brand\ type of glue?
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uMekuneko2 år siden#25952056I'd contact the store to ask if they could do something about the mater, like give you a partial refund. No it's not okay that stores sell you broken stuff.
Unfortunately I don't know about good glues but I recommend attaching a picture of the damage to this blog. It's easier to recommend fixes or techniques that way, even though I'll gladly leave it to other users.
Good luck!
Oh similar advice below, but yeah have a nice day. x)


uploaded some pictures! I might contact the proxy service I used later today for advice.
2 år siden
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