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eyedropper pilot parallel silicone grease converter ink pen

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#41 RonLyke

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 20:49

Pure stuff. Cheap. What more could anyone want?

 

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 20:59

Pure stuff. Cheap. What more could anyone want?

 

http://www.leisurepr...rease-20-oz-jar

 

That should last anyone who isn't a professional pen tech several lifetimes.



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Posted 24 June 2015 - 08:19

Personally i use silicone grease but i know from experience 2 of the sellers on penboard advocate the use of vaseline... i know because i asked when i bought pens off them. Maybe this practice is prevalent in Europe??

Has anyone else bought off them and found it to be the case?

Edited by Bringiton, 24 June 2015 - 08:22.


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Posted 24 June 2015 - 11:37

Unless it's a mistake in translation, I'd hesitate to buy from a dealer that advocates this. I trust the folks who have restored a few gazillion pens over the years. It also just makes sense about the petroleum products.



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Posted 24 June 2015 - 13:18

Pure stuff. Cheap. What more could anyone want?

 

http://www.leisurepr...rease-20-oz-jar

 

SG doesn't get any better than Trident and you certainly can't beat it for the price.  Why risk damage to your pens using anything else?



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Posted 25 June 2015 - 00:34

Replacing an ink-stained shirt, or ink-stained carpet.  How about someone else's ink-stained suede jacket ?  

 

Pure silicone grease doesn't sound so expensive, does it ?  


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Posted 25 June 2015 - 04:42

This subject keeps coming up.

A growing number of sources are recommending pancake batter as a substitute for silicon grease.
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Posted 25 June 2015 - 04:52

This subject keeps coming up.

A growing number of sources are recommending pancake batter as a substitute for silicon grease.

LOL I'm not sure whether or not to take that seriously at this point! 


 


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Posted 25 June 2015 - 19:11

Deleted, Ron Z answered best....helps to read the second page before 'helping'. 

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Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 25 June 2015 - 19:18.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 22:23

This subject keeps coming up.

A growing number of sources are recommending pancake batter as a substitute for silicon grease.

 

Just to clarify-- does it have to be one of the boxed pre-mix formulas, or can one use a from-scratch recipe?


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Posted 25 June 2015 - 22:32

 

Just to clarify-- does it have to be one of the boxed pre-mix formulas, or can one use a from-scratch recipe?

:lticaptd: :thumbup:

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Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 25 June 2015 - 22:32.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 22:37

This subject keeps coming up.

A growing number of sources are recommending pancake batter as a substitute for silicon grease.

 

According to Bruce, the preferred material is hydrogenated Yack squeeze.


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Posted 28 June 2015 - 12:15

Anyone has tried this http://www.ebay.com/...=item41573472c1

Is it good? 



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Posted 12 July 2015 - 14:36

Anyone has tried this http://www.ebay.com/...=item41573472c1

Is it good? 

 

I bought once from this seller and instead of 100% PURE SILLICON GREASE (for Pens) he sent me a synthetic grease, good for nothing,

 

For sealing ED's i use Typhoon PURE GREASE destined to scuba equipments (see here). My ED's are too precious to experiment with unknown manufacturers  :huh:

Different greases have various consistency (NLGI number).  For eyedroppers, the best is NLGI=2 (normal), the same as for scuba equipments. Higher consistency is necessary only for pieces in a permanent moving (pistons, etc)


Edited by Alex2014, 12 July 2015 - 14:56.


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Posted 12 July 2015 - 14:48

Remember, you don't need much.  I have been working on a US dime size piece of silicon grease now for years and cannot tell if it is getting any smaller.


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Posted 12 July 2015 - 14:59

Shame on me, I use Nivea lip balm on my cheap eyedropper pens. I don't see any problem though.

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 21:27

You can get "dielectric grease" at any auto parts store. It's silicone grease, completely safe for rubber and plastic because it's meant to be used on electrical connections that all have plastic connectors or rubber boots. It's not "food grade" like the stuff you get at a scuba shop, but I rarely lick my pens anyway. I've had a Petit1 converted to eyedropper using dielectric grease for quite a while now and it's worked perfectly.

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 01:26

You can get "dielectric grease" at any auto parts store. It's silicone grease, completely safe for rubber and plastic because it's meant to be used on electrical connections that all have plastic connectors or rubber boots. It's not "food grade" like the stuff you get at a scuba shop, but I rarely lick my pens anyway. I've had a Petit1 converted to eyedropper using dielectric grease for quite a while now and it's worked perfectly.

Is there anything not good about food grade silcone for fountain pen ?



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Posted 13 July 2015 - 07:11

Is there anything not good about food grade silcone for fountain pen ?


I'm sure it's great, that's what everyone seems to recommend. It's just not as readily available (at least where I am), and I believe the dielectric grease is a perfectly suitable substitute.

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 02:00

http://www.amazon.co...ZY0KWMVK0K0NJ7S

 

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