So this is a topic I've been meaning to bring up for quite sometime now, though never had the motivation to do so until now.
What are people's thoughts on the use super glue to add friction? For example with the gearboxes of G2, to have enough friction you'd typically have to add a bunch of those tiny gears just to get enough friction to hold up weapons such as Gali's Trident/Spear? Sometimes you could get it to hold up without extra gears, but it was a finicky thing. I know oftentimes I'd have this great idea for a moc, that uses gears, but ultimately I'd find myself having to modify it greatly because I'd be force to add more gears for friction or suffer wobbly arms which suck for displaying, which is the main reason I build mocs.
However I eventually found adding just a very, very light coating of super glue to gears, or even axles, added enough friction that extra gears were not needed. The super glue was thin enough that it did not prevent the piece from being unusable for other purposes, and typically the super glue dried clear so you wouldn't even know it was on the piece unless you looked at it closely. This same process works on many other pieces, ball sockets for legs and limbs, loose pins, even system parts.
Of course purists would see this as modifying a piece, but I'm curious what most's opinion on this is. Is it an abomination and act of evil, or is it a solution to a very minor issue? Has anyone else used this method in lieu of more pieces for friction? Just honestly curious.
Also sorry to moderation if this is not in the right category. Tried looking over the categories to see where such a topic would fit, but given it's not about a moc itself, didn't feel it made sense to go in the creative works section.