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Cartier Repair

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#1 cartierOwner


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Posted 20 February 2015 - 15:26

I have inherited a contemporary Cartier ballpoint pen with what Cartier describe as a black "resin / composite" body.


The composite is badly worn in the grip section - indeed, there is a small patch of bare metal showing through (I assume, the main structure of the pen.


I wondered if anyone knows of a repairer who can either replace the grip section  or fill and polish the worn section?


Cartier stores are proving pretty useless in this regard!


My technical skills are relatively useful, if anyone can point me towards a suitable repair technique.


The pen is of great sentimental value and it would be nice to have it looking a tad better!


Wishing you all a very pleasant weekend.


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Posted 20 February 2015 - 15:45

If this was my pen I would take it to a Cartier shop and ask them what can be done with it. If it's authentic it should be of a high enough quality for this to not have happened.


However, it would be unusual for brass to appear through the resin of an authentic Cartier pen. As you say it's a black resin/composite body, so there shouldn't be any brass underneath the surface.


I can't be 100% sure that it is authentic from the picture you have supplied, so Cartier are the only people who will be able to assist you.


You won't be able to replace a portion of resin yourself to improve that missing patch.

Edited by Chrissy, 20 February 2015 - 15:46.

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 16:16

Thank you for your advice. It is definitely the genuine article, so I will take it along to a store. 

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