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#21 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 12:51

Mask the threads before taking your Dremmel to it.

With jewelers rouge and then semi-chrome you should be able to get it back to properly polished.

Just finger polishing is not going to get rid of those lines.


Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 05 November 2014 - 12:53.

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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#22 J-F-O

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 15:33

Oh no, those "never noticed" mold lines have now reduced by 75% the value of my M200 and M400 pens. Garbage they go then... lol

 

PS: My white tortoise M400 doesn't have mold lines (that I can see).



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Posted 05 November 2014 - 16:33

Thank you very much for your comments. Both have been very useful.

 

It didn't know that the nib could be disassembled and assembled again. I have found some pictures, and it seems that could be probably easy to do so, but I did not try myself. I have contacted Pelikan. They said that it would take 4-6 weeks...

 

I am still considering what to do. I bought the pen from Amazon, so I will probably go for an exchange. 

 

There is another circumstance that makes me feel tired with this kind of issues. I have received today a grip section that I bought for a Parker Sonnet that had its gold trim corroded and... yes! a nice pair of mould lines there as well. I am very disappointed, as the original old section has no lines at all. So sad.

 

I will try to polish this section and, eventually, the whole body of the Sonnet. It really needs it.

 

 

Anyway. I will forget about fountain pens for a while... After a few disappointing experiences, my conclusion after all is that this is, at the end, a interesting hobby for people that can spend time and money on it, which is not —unfortunately— my case.


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Posted 05 November 2014 - 16:47

Thank you very much for your comments. Both have been very useful.

 

It didn't know that the nib could be disassembled and assembled again. I have found some pictures, and it seems that could be probably easy to do so, but I did not try myself. I have contacted Pelikan. They said that it would take 4-6 weeks...

 

I am still considering what to do. I bought the pen from Amazon, so I will probably go for an exchange. 

 

There is another circumstance that makes me feel tired with this kind of issues. I have received today a grip section that I bought for a Parker Sonnet that had its gold trim corroded and... yes! a nice pair of mould lines there as well. I am very disappointed, as the original old section has no lines at all. So sad.

 

I will try to polish this section and, eventually, the whole body of the Sonnet. It really needs it.

 

 

Anyway. I will forget about fountain pens for a while... After a few disappointing experiences, my conclusion after all is that this is, at the end, a interesting hobby for people that can spend time and money on it, which is not —unfortunately— my case.

 

How sad. I have a 1983 Parker 75 with mold lines so there is nothing new.


Edited by Matlock, 05 November 2014 - 16:57.

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 17:37

 

How sad. I have a 1983 Parker 75 with mold lines so there is nothing new.

 

 

I cannot talk about a 75 myself. It was probably my fault to talk about a Sonnet here because this is a Pelikan forum. But I feel the need to explain the word "sad" that I used, anyway:

 

My Sonnet was made at the end of the 90s (IP, 1997 I think), and I had another one of the same years that I lost, where no mould lines were present either.

 

If you were able to do something consistently well more than 15 years ago, and today you cannot finish the same product at the same standard... It does not matter to me if the problem is technical or economical... It is sad. As simple as that.


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