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Is there any hope for this cap?


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#1 Elaine

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 01:03

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It's taken me a while to even look at this cap without my stomach turning inside out. I have to admit that I put the poor thing into water to soak. I came back about 1/2 hour later and it was very soft and deformed. I'm guessing it's casein?

Question 1: Is it possible to reshape the cap?

Question 2: How do you know if a pen is casein?

Question 3: I've heard people say, never soak a cap. I've learned the very hard way that sometimes soaking a cap is very very bad. Is it always a bad idea?

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#2 Blade Runner

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 01:28

Sorry!
It looks irreparable, but there's hope of finding a replacement.
Thanks for posting. It'll help someone certainly.
Best,
J

#3 Vintagepens

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 23:01

Yes, that's a casein Conway Stewart cap.

And here's a link to essential reading: Pen Repair Don'ts

#4 Johnny Appleseed

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 03:40

I can strongly second David's article - it is required reading for any vintage pen care. Every time I have damaged a pen, it was because I wasn't following David's advice. wallbash.gif wallbash.gif

John
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#5 Elaine

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 11:52

QUOTE(Johnny Appleseed @ Oct 10 2006, 11:40 PM)
I can strongly second David's article - it is required reading for any vintage pen care. Every time I have damaged a pen, it was because I wasn't following David's advice. wallbash.gif wallbash.gif

John

I've read that article 1000 times.

Time for the 1001!

#6 pennut

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 21:05

QUOTE (Elaine @ Oct 11 2006, 06:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Johnny Appleseed @ Oct 10 2006, 11:40 PM)
I can strongly second David's article - it is required reading for any vintage pen care. Every time I have damaged a pen, it was because I wasn't following David's advice. wallbash.gif wallbash.gif

John

I've read that article 1000 times.

Time for the 1001!

Where is David's article?

#7 tipstricks

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 16:29

QUOTE (pennut @ Jan 17 2009, 03:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Where is David's article?


In the above Vintagepens (aka David Nishimura) post.






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