A few weeks ago, I was sent a French Watermans Serenite Pen, which had been accidentally been dropped on a flagstone floor! This major accident had left both the cap, and the barrel in a quite terrible state.
The cap had a crack which ran across the flat top of the cap, and then traversed through the hole where the clip was fitted, and then stopped about halfway down the cap!
The barrel had not been so lucky when this accident happened! There was a triangular 'space' at the back end of the barrel where there should have been plastic, following the curved outline of the barrel! Sadly the plastic 'bits' were not sent to me with the pen, which meant that I was going to have to re-create the missing 'space'! The measurements of the triangular hole were approximately as follows:- 2 cms from left to right, at the base of the triangle, and 3 cms from the base, to the top of the the triangle. There were also two long hairline cracks which went along the barrel about two-thirds of the way down towards the nib!
Shortly after I received the pen, I telephoned the owner, and explained that it was not going to be an easy job, and that I doubted that it would be an 'invisible' repair. I also mentioned that it was possible that I might not succeed in completing the repair at all!
I suppose that it was because of my uncertainty regarding the success of the repair that I didn't think about sending the pen off to Neal to have the 'before' pictures done, so, unfortunately there are only the 'after' pictures to see now!
Probably the most important part of the repair was to locate a thin cylinder into the recess at the back end of the barrel. There are two reasons why this is crucial to the repair, 1] to assist in locating the cap when it is 'posted'. 2] there had to be something in the space for the liquid resin to rest on while it sets!
I'm sorry if my explanation of this very complicated repair has clarified [rather than mystified] what I have done with this pen.
Neal has told me that he will be posting the images fairly soon on this thread, so I will leave it to you to decide what you might think about the repair.