Cleaning Parker 51
Posted 03 June 2005 - 20:45
Posted 04 June 2005 - 20:32
Soaking should be just fine, and rinsing and flushing too, of course. I have heard people say, though, that it is rather hard with the Parker 51s. No experience myself with that, unfortunately.
Other than water, you could add a drop or two of dishwashing liquid, preferably non-perfumed, to the glass of water you use for soaking.
Alternatively, you could use some diluted ammonia, 1:10 or so. But don't let that soak for more than let's say, 10 or 15 minutes.
HTH, warm regards, Wim
the Mad Dutchman
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Posted 04 June 2005 - 23:53
If, like me, you're lucky enough to have the section unscrew easily, you can pull the breather, feed and nib out. The feed holds a tremendous amount of ink and is so fine-finned (not a real word, I know) that it is easily clogged. It will clean more easily if removed from the section.
If you have Frank Dubiel's book (highly recommended) he diagrams it with great clarity.
AS with any pen, if it feels like you have to used too much force to unscrew the section, DON'T!!! and just continue to soak it.
Posted 05 June 2005 - 05:54
What he says...
Edited by Gerry, 05 June 2005 - 05:55.
Posted 06 June 2005 - 02:58
Posted 27 August 2010 - 06:48
Have fun and enjoy the Parker 51, they are great pens.
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Posted 27 August 2010 - 15:19