How to fix a plastic toy that was damaged beyond repair. This can be applicable to repairing other things as well. Not just toys.
Step 1: Get some Plastruct Plastic Cement (Amazon link)
Step 2: Use it. It may take up to two or three days to fully cure, but it is easy to use and works well. It will hold together almost any plastic body parts back together when they have broken apart.
I have a plastic toy that got damaged. Its one of my sons favorite toys, so I decided to fix it.
The damage was in a hard to reach place and difficult to fix. I couldn’t think of any good way to fix it, until I thought of using some plastic cement.
I bought the cement at the local hardware store. The brand name is PC-7. I’ve also read that you can use JB Weld or E6000 glue as an alternative.
These types of cements are used for bonding metal and plastic parts together. They work by melting both surfaces together into one piece of solid plastic. The melted surfaces are then bonded together when they cool down.
So I have a kid. And, as most kids have, he has a toy that he likes a lot. In this case, the toy is an action figure of Iron-Man. He’s not the best action figure ever made and definitely not the worst, but my son loves him. Recently, said Iron-Man had his head pop off while being played with and I’ve been trying to fix it.
I’ve tried super glue (which didn’t work) and tape (which did work but looked awful). The problem with tape is that it’s treated like a band-aid instead of a permanent solution. And Iron-Man’s head was being taped on in place by my son every few minutes after a few seconds of playtime.
The problem with super glue is that I’m a moron who bought the wrong type of super glue. You see, there are two types: plastic cement and super glue. The former is for repairing plastic toys and the latter is for gluing fingers together (at least according to the label on the bottle). So I bought the wrong type of super glue (the one for fingers).
After poking around online for a bit, I found out that you can use some acetone to help in fixing plastic toys. The
I was recently fixing a plastic toy for my son. I had to use plastic cement. It was a very hard type of glue that worked well. I found it to be even better than the glue we used to have in school as kids. It was pretty strong and I did not have any issues with it. I would recommend this to anyone looking for such a product
I hope you find this useful!
A couple of years ago I had a toy that was accidentally run over by a car. The toy was made of plastic and almost completely broken, but I wanted to fix it. Many stores sell plastic cement, but this is not very useful for fixing plastic toys. The reason for this is that the plastic cement is designed for fixing large pieces of plastic together and not small pieces inside the same structure, as in a toy. Also, the surface tension of the liquid is so great that it does not flow into small places. This means that if you just pour the liquid on to a damaged area and let it dry, it will only cover part of the area and it will be very thin in those places.
The best method I have found for fixing such problems is to take out all of the broken pieces and then melt two surfaces together with a soldering iron. The soldering iron melts both surfaces at once, which fuses them together. It also allows you to control where the liquid plastic goes when it cools down. You can use this method on different materials like wood as well as plastics because the soldering iron melts many materials. To use this method, you must first heat up your soldering iron until it is very hot (it should melt a piece of
I’ve got a plastic toy. It’s a plastic “fighter” that you put a plastic “bomb” into and it drops down onto the ground. The bomb is supposed to explode when it hits the ground, but mine doesn’t.
I’d like to fix it.
I’ve tried to open up the toy by moving the black pieces around, but nothing happens. I can’t find any screws or anything either.**
Give your child a broken toy and he won’t be happy. The best way to fix the toy is with plastic cement, but if you have none, you can also use hot glue, or superglue.
If you have a broken piece of plastic and don’t want to run to the store for some plastic cement, you can always use your hot glue gun to repair it. Just melt some hot glue on to the broken pieces and try to hold them together until they cool. If they fall apart before they are cool, just reheat the pieces and try again. It is easier if there is a flat surface on one side of the break. Just put that side down on something solid and let it sit for a little bit so it will cool faster. This works best with smaller pieces of plastic that are not under any stress.
Once the pieces are glued together, it should hold for ever if it isn’t stressed. If you need something stronger than hot glue, but don’t have any superglue handy either, then you can always turn your hot glue into superglue by adding baking soda to it. Superglue is made from cyanoacrylate and baking soda is sodium bicarbonate (a base). So basically when you add