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Offline Tiara546

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Sweetheart Sister Earring repair - with pictures!
« on: December 19, 2016, 12:45:05 AM »
Hello all,

I managed to repair a broken SHS earring (the little part which was broken off was still there) and I wanted to share with you how I did.
Those parts usually are too thin to be glued back together and actually last, so I tried "stiften" (that's what it is in German, English could be "studding", "repair using a stud" or something like that. It consists of drilling a hole into the plastic so that a connection piece can be fit in to both ends. I didn't even have to use glue, although I could have used some for additional fastening, if there would have been any need.
This is what I did, along with the results:

Broken earring - oh no!
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The drilling tool and holes made with it:
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A paper clip had just the right size... also showing how much I left sticking out - I possibly shortened it by a millimeter while fitting it in, but not much:
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The result! It doesn't fit as well as it would have with glue, but is 100% durable as it is now.
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Close-up:
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If anyone has remarks or ideas how to do even better, please lmk. :3
« Last Edit: December 19, 2016, 12:47:17 AM by Tiara546 »

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Re: Sweetheart Sister Earring repair - with pictures!
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2016, 02:07:18 AM »
Amazing!! You can hardly tell that it's been modified.
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Re: Sweetheart Sister Earring repair - with pictures!
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2016, 02:26:47 AM »
Thanks for sharing your repair method! I should consider this more often with repairs and customizing where glue doesn't want to hold.
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Re: Sweetheart Sister Earring repair - with pictures!
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2016, 07:48:00 AM »
AWESOME! I wouldn't have thought of a tiny paperclip as a good source for the connector, wow! I thought you had to buy tiny specialty screws or something! ^_^ She looks as good as new!
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Re: Sweetheart Sister Earring repair - with pictures!
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2016, 12:18:11 PM »
That is pretty smart! And looks good too.

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Re: Sweetheart Sister Earring repair - with pictures!
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2016, 12:23:09 PM »
In english this is usually called 'pinning', and a common technique for model making especially where you have to join heavy parts together with a small point of connection.  Good job!
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Re: Sweetheart Sister Earring repair - with pictures!
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2016, 01:57:45 PM »
Ingenious, and very well done. :cool:
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Re: Sweetheart Sister Earring repair - with pictures!
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2016, 03:07:54 PM »
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Re: Sweetheart Sister Earring repair - with pictures!
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2016, 03:35:07 AM »
That turned out really nice!  Do you mind if I add the info to my website?
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Re: Sweetheart Sister Earring repair - with pictures!
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2016, 02:14:49 PM »
Great idea! Definitely a method I will be trying out.
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Re: Sweetheart Sister Earring repair - with pictures!
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2016, 08:33:08 PM »
Great job!  :)
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Re: Sweetheart Sister Earring repair - with pictures!
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2016, 08:36:28 PM »
Well done! That's really great  thank you for sharing.  I need to fix a G1 Baby Stroller wheel.  It's so sad.  If I could find a tiny drill I would definitely try that!

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Re: Sweetheart Sister Earring repair - with pictures!
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2017, 12:57:23 AM »
Fixing that exact earring on a SHS is why I actually joined MLP arena--but the dangling piece has been lost for some time. At least I'll know how to attach it if I ever find it!  ^.^

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Re: Sweetheart Sister Earring repair - with pictures!
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2017, 05:18:55 AM »
 Looks great! And wow your SHS is beautiful!
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Re: Sweetheart Sister Earring repair - with pictures!
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2017, 07:20:06 PM »
Great job! :)

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