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How to Repair A Broken Hip In A Plastic Doll

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    • Determine where your doll is broken: is it at the knee? Hip? Arm?

    • If it’s broken at the knee, as marked in the second photo, unfortunately this guide will not help as it is a different kind of joint.

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    • If the ball is still inside the leg, remove it with pliers.

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    • Hold one of the sewing pins with the pliers and heat the sewing pin with a lighter.

    • Do not leave fire unattended. The metal will be hot, so please don't touch it with your bare skin.

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    • With the hot sewing needle, make a small hole in the center of the broken off ball. Make sure the needle is straight.

    • This may take a few attempts and a few needles.

    • Heating up the plastic will result in some fumes. Perform this step in a well ventilated area.

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    • Hold one of the sewing pins with the pliers and heat the sewing pin with a lighter. (This is a repeat of Step 3.)

    • Do not leave fire unattended. The metal will be hot, so please don't touch it with your bare skin.

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    • With the hot sewing needle, make a small hole in the peg of the hip. Make sure the needle is straight. Leave the pin inside.

    • This may take a few attempts and a few needles.

    • Heating up the plastic will result in some fumes. Perform this step in a well ventilated area.

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    • Remove the pin from the broken off ball joint with a pair of pliers.

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    • Using the pliers, cut the pin in the hip section to the appropriate length to fit into the hole made from Step 6.

    • Test the needle length by fitting the ball joint pieces together. The needle should be completely covered.

    • The needle will go flying when you cut it, so direct it away from your face and other precious objects.

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    • Optional: remove any excess burnt plastic from the ball joint.

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    • Remove the pin from the hip and apply super glue to the end.

    • Insert the pin back into the hole.

    • When you reinsert the pin, some glue may come out. Leave it for Step 11.

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    • Push the ball onto the pin. Press together for 1 minute to set the glue.

    • The glue will set in 1 minute but it will take 24 hours to fully cure.

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    • Apply glue around the seam for extra reinforcement.

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    • Now with the ball joint secured into the pelvis, carefully pop the leg back into the hip.

    • The doll's leg should now move as normal!

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in order.

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