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Dropped My Le Grand...now Leaks On My Fingers When Writting :-(

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#1 Comet

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Posted 06 December 2014 - 09:28

I was getting ready for work this week and my Le Grand Fountain pen got knocked off my dresser and landed flat on the wooden floor. There are no visible ctracks.  Unfortunately I am getting ink on my fingers after the mishap.  Any ideas?  Thanks!



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Posted 06 December 2014 - 14:15

Have you fully cleaned inside the cap?


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Posted 06 December 2014 - 16:28

I'd take it to MB and enquire about their repair service.
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Posted 06 December 2014 - 16:59

As Brandon points out, MB has a repair service.

 

But, I'd go with Jar's suggestion first.

A drop, or fall, may have ejected some ink into the cap. This will get onto the threads, the grip...everywhere.

Give it a thorough cleaning - incl inside the cap. If the problem persists, then go to MB - or post back here for advice from our experts.

 

Good luck.



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Posted 06 December 2014 - 19:23

Try cleaning the inside of the cap first.  I have had a newly inked FP dripped excess ink in the cap and it would make contact with the grip section when closed.

 

MB repair or a good pen shop.



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Posted 07 December 2014 - 07:07

Agree. Flush the pen and the cap out and clean completely.

 

If it still leaks, check with a tissue paper to see where the leak is. Is it near the join between the nib section, feed, collar? If it's a micro-crack then it's off to the repairer. 

 

Obviously, don't fill the pen with bulletproof Noodler's if you're testing a leak. Something nice and washable :P


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Posted 07 December 2014 - 16:44

Thanks guys.  I cleaned out the cap, flushed it out and refilled with ink.  Problem solved!  Thanks again!



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Posted 07 December 2014 - 18:22

Thanks guys.  I cleaned out the cap, flushed it out and refilled with ink.  Problem solved!  Thanks again!


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