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Clogged Nibs?


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#21 inkstainedruth

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Posted 04 March 2020 - 18:53

I know that this is a resurrected old thread, but GoldenNibs is right -- it could have had paint or India ink or something in the pen.  

Don't know if the OP is still around 6 years later, but my advice would be to use Rapid-o-Eze.  Apparently that will work when nothing else does.  I used to use it all the time to clean out my Rapidographs, back in the day.

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 00:18

Use an E mandolin string. :)


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#23 pajaro

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Posted 07 March 2020 - 15:55

I had a clogged Esterbrook nib back when ths was originally posted. I eventually thought it wAsn't worth whatI wass spending trying to fix it. It is a challenge. Nobody likes to give up.

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Posted 15 March 2020 - 18:41

I just got through with a different pens nib.  BTW it was cemented so I could not disassemble the nib assembly.

It was CLOGGED.

MANY cycles in an USC did not do anything,

Nor did soaking for two weeks.

 

Finally I got my guitar string probe, and sharpened the end like a chisel.  So rather than a flat end, it was a wedge.

I put the guitar string into the back of the nib, then started rotating the nib around the string, so that the wedge would scrape the clog.  vs. a flat end that would just push the dried ink further into the ink channel, and into a harder to clear clog.

This finally opened up the ink channel so that water could be forced through the nib.


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Posted 16 March 2020 - 06:14

I had a totally plugged nib once. A cleaning solution didn't work, and a wire probe didn't clear it. I threw it away and got another nib out of the box, reasoning. It wasn't expensive.

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