broken pin posts

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  1. tinkerbellfan117

    tinkerbellfan117 Active Member

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    Does anyone know how to soder pins?
  2. starry_solo

    starry_solo Judge of the Dark Court Staff Member DPF Super Moderator

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    nope, but I know there is one guy on FB that does it. Keith, Kurt, something like that. Let me see if I can figure it out.
  3. pretty Omi

    pretty Omi Resident Smol Wolf

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    I usually just use super glue that says it's specifically made for metal. Never had an issue. I've even used it on large pins for my collection that I thought really needed two posts (I'm looking at you NBC Doom Buddies from 2004). Just keep in mind if it's being traded, to inform the trader that you have repaired it.
  4. dancecats

    dancecats Administrator Staff Member DPF Administrator

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    I'm not sure that this is the only way to fix a broken pin back. I'm thinking of a specific experiment/post done on Dizpins circa 2004-2007, so I'm looking for some REALLY old timers to help me remember this @pretty Omi @hopemax Apologies to anyone else who I should have tagged.

    Okay, deep dive into memory here: do you remember Ed (raulandpinboy, I believe), the reason 'Grandma Joette' constantly kept one hand on her 'Great Big EDit Button' when reading Dizpins every night? Well, in addition to causing absolute chaos, he did an experiment involving discovering which bonding medium was the best for fixing pins. He actually broke and attempted to repair several pins just so we (as a community) would know how to best repair these shiny pieces of metal. The question (well questions): do you remember which mediums he tested in the thread (I know there were several tested)? And more importantly, do you remember which one he ultimately recommended (for some reason, I believe it was a multiple-step use process)?

    And @tinkerbellfan117 did the pin you want to repair break 'cleanly' (that is, did the post come out entirely from the pin back) or is it partially broken off?
  5. timeerkat

    timeerkat Your Friend Who Likes To Play

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    Kirk Fabbro
  6. Jabberwocky

    Jabberwocky Cheshirefied DPF Charter Member

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    Let me go look because I used the stuff in the way he recommended and it worked just fine to repair pin posts, if looking a little messy on the back if you weren't super careful with it...

    EDIT: Found it. JB Weld. Mine is in a Home Depot bag, but I seem to recall it was something you could find at Walmart, etc.
  7. dancecats

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    YES! That's it! Thanks so much; it should be fairly easy to find in stores @tinkerbellfan117 and as I said, it has been proven to be extremely effective at fixing pins. I don't know anyone who has tried it and for whom it hasn't worked.
  8. Moonie

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    Tbh I bought a knowingly damaged pin (it was $10 and usually goes for around $100 so... hey!) and just stuck a brand new pin back on it with gorilla glue. Like $5 at Michaels. So if you’re going for the super easy to find method...
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