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Sueding loose joints with E6000 glue

I had a fake fashionista body that was very loose. I used thick transparent elastic thread (1mm wide and very strong) to restring the legs by going back and forth several times as using fabric eleastic just didn’t work for me.

Here’s how I sueded the torso joint: a line of e6000 glue left to dry for two days creates a rubbery surface to which the bottom joint now has friction:
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As for the knees, I used a needle to apply a very thin layer of superglue to the inside of the loose joints then kept the joint moving as it dried. This creates just enough extra friction to keep the legs from flopping around.