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Glyos Repair and Maintenance

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:40 pm
by Big_McLargehuge
So I've noticed that there was no topic for this on the site, and I myself am looking for some advice on how to keep my Glyos figures in shape. I've been afraid to alter or try any repairs myself for fear of ruining an irreplaceable piece, like my Hunter Edition Robo Force Sentinels, or Battlestar sets. However it is those very sets that I am worried for.

So on the pipe/gun part of Battlestar, a crack has appeared. I don't know when this happened, but it's been there for a while. I can't tell if it's getting bigger or not, but I know that it will with time. I've not noticed this with other sets, but I'm keeping an eye out on them. If it does become a recurring issue, is there a safe way to fix the issue? I know that super glue will degrade ABS plastic, does it have the same effect on the PVC of Glyos figures? I've considered using hot glue, but then I think about toxic fumes PVC produces when burned.

The other issue is looseness. Is there a way to tighten up the ports on glyos figures? The squate wedge pieces on my Robo Force Sentinel are really loose to where they don't usually make good elbow or shoulder joints. Same with some of my axis joint sets, some have become so loose that they're pretty much useless. Any tips on tightening them up?

Thanks in advance!

Re: Glyos Repair and Maintenance

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:38 pm
by ThatGuyNamedJoe
Something funny; my Sentinel is also super loose!

I guess that's just the cause and effect of being the one Glyos figure I've played with the most (being my first and all).

I'm really not sure how to repair a crack, that's something I'd recommend contacting the company about. I've personally never experienced anything like that in my couple of years of Glyos collecting.

Re: Glyos Repair and Maintenance

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:37 pm
by MaxEPadd
I've used epoxy to repair parts on the dark blue roboforce set from a while back and it has held up well. When it comes to loose joints I use either a small bit of cellophane over the peg or a small, thin piece of cardboard that I get a little wet before plugging parts together. This works really well, I use this a lot on larger builds that have really loose joint that don't hold weight.

Re: Glyos Repair and Maintenance

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:08 pm
by Big_McLargehuge
Well, here's an image of what I'm talking about with the breakage. After checking I noticed it on two of my Sentinel sets too, on the same pieces, and in the same location. I didn't even notice it happened to the Sentinel set. I'd say keep an eye on your Roboforce parts. Especially the ones with the swirled metallic look as this is what happens to swirled metallic ABS plastic in other action figures over time too.

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Re: Glyos Repair and Maintenance

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:14 pm
by ThatGuyNamedJoe
Big_McLargehuge wrote:Well, here's an image of what I'm talking about with the breakage. After checking I noticed it on two of my Sentinel sets too, on the same pieces, and in the same location. I didn't even notice it happened to the Sentinel set. I'd say keep an eye on your Roboforce parts. Especially the ones with the swirled metallic look as this is what happens to swirled metallic ABS plastic in other action figures over time too.

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This is very interesting.

I've personally never noticed anything like it on mine.

Re: Glyos Repair and Maintenance

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:50 pm
by Big_McLargehuge
I suppose I could just have a bad batch or something. Law of averages you know. :P

Re: Glyos Repair and Maintenance

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:01 pm
by ThatGuyNamedJoe
Big_McLargehuge wrote:I suppose I could just have a bad batch or something. Law of averages you know. :P


Yeah

As I've mentioned earlier, my first Glyos figure was a Sentinel. What's funny is that I wasn't used to PVC toys so I was SUPER careful with it. Maybe that somehow affected it.

Re: Glyos Repair and Maintenance

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:07 pm
by Loki
I want to update this thread with a important message: Tacky Glue.

Tacky glue is water-soluble, and does no chemical damage to vinyl, PVC, resin, or standard plastics. It can melt at the running of a tap. Have a loose joint on your Glyos? Run a thin layer of it inside the socket and let it dry. Instant friction.

It can be found at most craft stores, and large retail outlets.