Post by Ray (Flock Man) on Sept 18, 2014 23:21:33 GMT -5
If it's a club flocked head you and just use school glue and put the piece back since any type of handling (putting on clothes, Dog Tags, or even moving the head around with your hand) will take present day Hasbro flocking off. If it's a Reflock or custom that epoxy was used- it'll take much more to get the flock off, although I must point out that there is no flocking adhesive that can't come off with a little effort. This is mainly due to the substrate material (what the head is made off). Basically the head is made of the same or similar stuff that the containers glue comes in are made of.
With any wear and tear over time even reflocks which start out tough and water proof will eventually wear away. I know many times people will get their heads back from reflocking and decide to try and test out the reflocks strength.
Post by protestari on Sept 19, 2014 6:15:16 GMT -5
Thanks Ray for responding to my email and post. I am happy to hear you are busy.
Yes this is a GI Joe Club figure. I have always had good memories as a kid playing with my Joe's so recently I started collecting. I started with Club figures thinking they were exact duplicates of the originals but sadly they are not. They somehow seem smaller and more frail. I don't think that I could have played with these figures as a kid and they would have stood up to the play as the originals did. So I have started to collect the vintage figures.
Ok so enough of my life story now back to the repair.
If I understand you I can use standard white glue like Elmer's glue the stuff we used in school for arts & crafts & stuff.
Do you think I should use Gorilla glue or is that overkill? Can I use Crazy Glue type of instant glue? Should I just use just enough glue to lightly coat the bottom of the torn off sideburn and then attach? or will I need to use more?
In the end I am just trying to make the repair as invisible as possible. I appreciate your time and assistance, thanks.
Post by Ray (Flock Man) on Sept 20, 2014 1:21:32 GMT -5
I only say Elmers or wood glue because it's about as weak as what is on there and if you screw it up it's easy to redo.
SuperGlue tends to bleed into the surrounding area creating a stiff patch. Gorilla glue is good for more durability, but it has to be applied very very thin because it tends to foam up and really make a mess of things.