So here's how this thread will work - as I continue to get emails from pilot, I'm going to post them here, as updates. We'll see what kind of resolution we can get!
Let's start with what we know so far about the finish:
Member yachtsilverswan kindly posted here, showing us how his finish has fared. This thread also provides very insightful discussion of the finish.
We have this thread with a review, and much discussion in the comment area about the pens durability.
Another thread here were the durability is discussed.
Now, here's what pilot told me after an email I sent them:
Regarding the Matte
Black VP, we are concerned to hear of your experience with the finish. We would
appreciate it if you would send your pen in to us for evaluation and
repair/replacement. Please send it to my attention at the address
We appreciate your
bringing this to our attention Pilot and I look forward to resolving the
problem. Please feel free to contact me if you need any additional
So there you go - I am happy to report that pilot seems very interested in fixing this issue.
I am still undecided if I should send my pen in, since mine exhibits such light wear. The only damage mine has so far is wear to the click button.
So, if anyone's got a super-beat up matte-black VP they'd like to send to pilot, now's the time to do so! I willl hook you up with the pilot rep. if you like.
I hope this topic will be helpful for all of you, and I hope we can reach a resolution with pilot! We all love the VP, and we want this pen to be sturdy!
Until the next update comes,
Edited by 777, 02 October 2011 - 12:18.