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Dirty Doric Nib Disease

doric wahl eversharp nib

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#1 Guest_Ray Cornett_*

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 20:05

I love this pen although it does not work at the moment and needs a full overhaul. However, the nib itself as beautiful as it is, reminds me of a kid with braces. How the heck do you get it completely clean. I have soaked and wiped but it still has ink in the nooks and crannies of the slider and such.........



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Posted 23 March 2014 - 07:27

put it in a sonicator for 5 minutes......



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Posted 23 March 2014 - 08:34

put it in a sonicator for 5 minutes......

I am not yet sure how to disassemble them. Is it safe to put the entire pen in? I assume not.........



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Posted 23 March 2014 - 15:06

I am not yet sure how to disassemble them. Is it safe to put the entire pen in? I assume not.........

No it is not safe to submerge the entire pen in water.

Best to keep the nib and feed in the section. I'm not clear what the exact issue is without a picture but try scrubbing with a stiff brush and a little soapy water.
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Posted 23 March 2014 - 15:20

Not looking for a debate but I have submerged perhaps a thousand pens in water and ultrasound for a short time. Works wonders. If there was a danger I never experienced it, except for the time I forgot a pen and let it soak for days. It largely disintegrated. There are a few pens you shouldn't ultrasound, but that's not one of them. You could pull the section and just do the section, nib and feed, but frankly, I wouldn't even risk that on an often fragile Doric. Of course, you could always hold it in to the section for five minutes. Actually a decent ultrasound unit will probably do what you want in one minute.


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 16:01

Not looking for a debate but I have submerged perhaps a thousand pens in water and ultrasound for a short time. Works wonders. ...


Glad you have had good luck. I'm usually working on someone else's pen so I tend to avoid the full body aqua-spa treatment. In my experience it can corrode the metal internals. I know I'm a rebel, I also avoid flame and super glue.
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