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I recently got a statue (Yes Man from Fallout: New Vegas, if you're curious :3) and I was looking to cut it to add electrical internals. What is the best method of cutting and re-attaching pieces of polyresin? (All I know about the actual composition is that this retail link describes it as "polyresin".)

Hand tools are much preferred. Currently I was thinking of something such as a wire-saw and super glue, but I'm not sure!

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  • Polyvinyl, or Polyurethane resin? They're both different materials, with potentially different answers.
    – Allison C
    Jan 13, 2022 at 15:53
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    The filler ( fiber glas, sand. etc) likely has more affect on cutting than the resin. My guess is the resin is polyester ,( very common). Jan 13, 2022 at 16:19
  • I'm pretty sure its polyester resin, the website doesnt specify past "Polyresin" for context this is the link gear.bethesda.net/products/new-vegas-yes-man-statue Jan 13, 2022 at 23:39
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    It should cut easily with various saws, etc. For repairs, auto shops will have polyester kits available. I easily cut up a polyester / fiberglas canoe with a reciprocal saw. Jan 14, 2022 at 15:28
  • Not really on topic here, but if your toy is exactly the one from that link, then the best way of action is to put it in a glass box for showing it, instead of ruining it trying things. If you leave it alone, its value might increase over time. I you "fix" it, it will always be seen as junk. My 2 cents.
    – virolino
    Oct 11, 2022 at 6:51

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Cut it with a jeweler's saw, according to the thickness of the polyresin.

Sand the surfaces that are to be joined.

Stick them together with Superglue or Duco Cement.

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  • Thanks so much, I'm gonna go with this method! Jan 29, 2022 at 7:11

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