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Sheaffer Imperial Touchdown Blind Cap Loose

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#1 jmccarty3

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 02:44

I recently got a NOS Sheaffer Imperial Touchdown, gold plated. It has a superb wet nib and fills just fine, but the metal blind cap has come loose from the black plastic underneath it. What's the best way to reattach the cap? There's still barely enough friction to turn the filling mechanism.


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Posted 18 April 2015 - 03:22

I have used sac shellac. Has held 6 months on a pen I use regularly.

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 14:26

GS-Hypo Cement would be good too. 


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#4 jmccarty3

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 06:03

Thanks for the suggestions.


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#5 jmccarty3

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 14:23

A late follow-up: the GS-Hypo Cement worked great!


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 04:28

Be careful that the issue isn't really a tightness issue with the piston. If it is you could end up with a mores serious problem.
Note to self: don't try to fix anything without the heat gun handy!

#7 jmccarty3

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 11:48

No, the piston works fine and the pen fills and writes perfectly now.


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