Master Replicas lighsaber repair question.

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Jediwannabe, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. Jediwannabe

    Jediwannabe Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Not bashing MR but after 12 emails in over 30 days and 3 phone calls I still cannot get an answer to some potentially simple repair questions. Any help from our experts would be appreciated.

    1) My ROTS Yoda LE Lightsaber - the green hemisphere fell out while holding it. What type of glue should be used to reattach?

    2) My AOTC Count Dooku LE Lightsaber - the black rubber grip is starting to lift up from the metal. What type of glue should be used to repair?

    I know there are most likely easy questions. I just don't want to use something that is going to discolor or melt the parts.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Pm I think the name is Mrcustomercare here.

    Amy will take care of you..
     
  3. Vaapad_VII

    Vaapad_VII New Member

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    I believe Amy is on vacation till tuesday or so - she may not get back to you right away.

    There was an RebelScum thread on reattaching the Dooku grips - I'll see if I can find that
     
  4. Vaapad_VII

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    That was fast - Check here: http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?...rev=#Post660497

    In relevant part, MR has suggested the following: "You can fix it yourself by using a gluing agent that is at least 2 parts epoxy. Once you have it glued you should wrap masking tape around the grips to hold them in place until it drys."

    Edited for clarity
     
  5. Jediwannabe

    Jediwannabe Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks Vaapad. I appreciate it.
     
  6. qwa_raig

    qwa_raig Active Member

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    way to come thru with the info Vapaad, MR customer care seems to be a bit behind on getting back to anyone lately, although they're quick to send their email asking to rate their customer service.
     
  7. MegaPrime33

    MegaPrime33 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I just hope it's because they're working hard in finalizing the 2006 product plan. I've been waiting awhile to hear what it is.
     
  8. nash

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    Its been 4 weeks since I sent a request for a replacement display case. Still no word from any human being at Customer Care. the only emails i get from them are the ones they send out right after you send them an email telling you that they will get right back to you.

    I dont see why the whole MR CS office is handling the '06 product plan. :confused
     
  9. Vaapad_VII

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    Nash - the few times I've needed replacement cases I've gotten them within a week. Have you called MR and asked to speak to a supervisor? That will usually get you a replacement label and order number right away. If not, PM Amy and I'm sure she'll hook you up when you get home.

    NP Jediwannabe :D

    ~Dave
     
  10. jlee562

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    I'd suspect it's that Amy is on vacation (a much deserved one), and it's the holidays, so I'm sure MR is burning the midnight oil to get the product plan out...
     
  11. Scarecrow

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    Krazy Glue works fine on both accounts.
     
  12. Vaapad_VII

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    I'd steer clear of crazy glue - I think it is too brittle to be used for the grips at least - it won't expand with the grips (with the changes in heat, etc) and the bonds will eventually shatter.

    ~Dave

     
  13. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow Well-Known Member

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    I'm just speaking from experience.
     
  14. Jediwannabe

    Jediwannabe Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    So I purchased a 2 part epoxy. It says it bonds some plastics but doesn't say rubber. I am wondering if this is ok?

    http://pacertechindustrial.supergluecorp.com/syss.html

    Super Strength Epoxy Adhesive
    Super Strength Epoxy Adhesive automatically dispenses into equal parts with one push. Ready to mix and apply. A 2-part system that is strong when cured. 30 minutes positioning time for parts and can be handled in 7 hours. Formulated to repair, seal, and adhere to numerous materials

    Works best on:
    Metal, China, Rubber, Wood, Most Plastics, Pottery, Aluminum, Ceramic
     
  15. Qui-Gonzalez

    Qui-Gonzalez Master Member

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    It doesn't say "Rubber"?:p
     
  16. Jediwannabe

    Jediwannabe Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Actually it doesn't. I did notice (too late) that it said rubber on the website that was selling it but it does not say it on the box. It says:

    Ceramic, Glass, Wood, Leather, Fiberglass, Metal, Most Plastics.
     
  17. MikeyX

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    They're not - they're taking payments on all those EEs and helmets that need to be shipped out this week :D

    On the topic - I'd steer clear of krazy glue, particularly for the dooku grips. The person I bought mine from had botched it with that type of adhesive. It sticks really quickly and so it's easy to get them miss-aligned. Also it can leave a residual smell that can last for a long time (mine still smells slightly of the glue when you take the top off the case all this time later.).
     

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