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#1 rudrakabir

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 09:52

After maybe 7-8 years of my mother using a lamy safari, she gave it to me. Got me hooked and I started taking it to school.

After some time, the cap became pretty loose, thinking I could repair it, I opened the cap and repaired it. Here is what to do.

1.Take a small diameter chopstick,Drill bit or Screw driver and some tape.
2.Insert it inside the cap to where the screw head kind of thing is there and push, after a bit it should pop out.
3.You will have five pieces-The cross head top part that pops out
An O-ring
the clip attached to the body
And finally a rubber sleeve
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4.The rubber sleeve is the part we want to change
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5.Wrap a few layers of tape maybe 2-3 layers on the sleeve and insert it back inside.
6.You can now put everything back together
7.Enjoy your tighter pen.

P.S-If this works for you pls comment.
the whole album of photos.
https://picasaweb.go...SafariCapRepair

P.P.s- Sorry i could not figure how to upload photos so have linked to them. :glare:

Edited by rudrakabir, 20 August 2011 - 09:54.

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#2 Steve01

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 05:02

Thanks for the instructions for fixing a loose Safari end cap, they were very useful. I tried used a black self vulcanising electrical tape around the black rubber sleeve but found that it made it too tight. It is trial and error to see how much tape is required to go around the rubber sleeve.

After reassembling everything, the sleeve is now somehow tighter and the cap doesnt fall off the pen anymore.

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Edited by Steve01, 29 April 2012 - 05:03.

Lamy Safari fine, Lamy Logo extra fine, Pilot Lucina fine

#3 amolghode

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 19:25

Hey, Thanks a lot. It really worked. Though I faced some issue. I changed the process little bit.
First I tried winding the tape but it was becoming too tight. So whenever I used to pull out the pen, it started pulling out the rubber cap.
So I unwound the tape. The rubber cap got enough tighter so that it could hold the pen.
It worked smoothly.

This pen I have been using for last 3 years and one gets attached to the fountain pen. When the issue came, I was really sad.
Thanks a lot for your tips.

#4 Raghunandan

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 06:46

Hey thanks for the tip, it was awesome. I had this problem for a while and dint know how to fix it. 

 

I went to an extent to buy a new cap. Thanks again for this.