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New User, Lamy 2K Flushing/cleaning.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 23:32
Been a non-registered reader for a while, but decided it was time to pop up and say something
So, I've been a user of a Lamy AL-Star w/converter and Diamine black ink for a short while now, (just popped on a 1.1 italic recently). I've flushed and cleaned my AL-Star regularly with tap water and haven't had an issue. Here's my question though; I've recently been giving a new Lamy 2000 and I've heard people say that distilled water is best etc. Now, I intend to flush my Lamy 2000 before inking it up and I just wanted to see what people thought about using tap water? Is it just being a little pedantic to use distilled water and tap water will be fine?
The tap water in my location (Manchester, England, UK) is good quality and not "hard" water, I and others drink it and notice no issues.
Also, I'm lead to believe that distilled water isn't as common or easy to source as it is in the USA.
What's your thoughts?
Thanks and regards,
Posted 06 August 2012 - 23:40
Posted 06 August 2012 - 23:40
Enjoy your Lamy 2000. Great pen.
Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:16
Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:18
The Japanese are... careful people, they have UV light home cleaning systems....
and for people who don't like cats, ultrasound cat barriers.... and key chains to remove static electricity on hands and so on...
Products of this kind leak over to Hong Kong/China in due time .
As to your question. The filter in my filtering thing does wear out over time...(shown by the decreased water flow/pressure as the filter is blocked by things in the water.)
So tap water did have things in them. (I live in Canada BTW)
Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:31
...carrying it a bit far. I will be interested in hearing from those who go to that extreme.
an internet search of water took me to the freshwater aquarium community... people who keep fish as pets......
extreme is the word...
they are like chemical engineers...
Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:02
Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:17
(Now I am slightly interested in looking up the chemistry of hard water deposits and seeing if running a slightly acid ink (as in, iron gall) would flush a pen of any microscopic mineral deposits.)
Posted 07 August 2012 - 19:46
Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:32