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Cleaning Out A Snorkel

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#1 kanaka

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 22:29

Hi all,

 

I'm pretty new to snorkels, and so far I really like what they have offered me. I'm wondering about cleaning and flushing, though. It seems like cycling the water out of the sac cleans that, but I read somewhere that it's not good to immerse the front end of the pen. How does one clean the feed? Is there a way that you'd recommend to prepare the pen for a new ink?

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 23:47

You are correct in that you should not submerge the section WHEN UTILIZING THE TOUCHDOWN ACTION as it may suck water into the interior of the pen; however, flushing the section under the water stream should be sufficient


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Posted 24 March 2015 - 05:31

Flushing the sac and the tip of the feed is all that should be necessary. Don't use a snorkel with inks the are known to play badly with other inks though.
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Posted 24 March 2015 - 15:24

We were just discussing the fun represented by giving a Snorkel a proper cleaning.  I wrote my whole process here, and it's worth looking at the whole thread that's a part of.


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Posted 24 March 2015 - 17:21

We were just discussing the fun represented by giving a Snorkel a proper cleaning.  I wrote my whole process here, and it's worth looking at the whole thread that's a part of.

Great, thanks! The process seems pretty laborious, so I'm guessing that it's best to choose an ink and commit the pen to it for a long, long time.



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Posted 24 March 2015 - 17:36

You are correct in that you should not submerge the section WHEN UTILIZING THE TOUCHDOWN ACTION as it may suck water into the interior of the pen; however, flushing the section under the water stream should be sufficient

 

Yes, and I'd add that you shouldn't hold the pen under the faucet with water running and pump the plunger up and down. That also will draw in water (as I've discovered).







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