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Refill Pilot Cartridges With Eye Dropper Bottle

pilot petit1 ink cartridge eye dropper

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#1 leewm

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 16:14

Hi,

 

had a little spare time and made a short 1 min video how to use an eye dropper bottle to refill the ink cartridge of a pilot petit1 / vanishing point etc .

https://www.youtube....h?v=pJ1VQ-d0Uko

 

with a little practice, there's no need to wash up  or clean up anything. 

 

enjoy :)

kenneth

 



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#2 dylim1

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 17:51

It's a nice and short video. Thanks for making that.



#3 Tanzanite

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 18:23

What a cute little fountain pen. I use to refill Pilot cartridges too, with a pipette.
Thanks for showing.

#4 tamiya

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Posted 20 September 2015 - 01:16

I usually remove the (dislodged) sealing disc before refilling the first time. Reduces air bubble jam if dribbling in from top; needle tip on bottle is better too.

Anybody found inks which write as smooth as Petit1 original ink? Have tried a few nonPilot inks in Petit1 and they all write drier; PhotoFlo helps but also worsens feathering.

#5 Tanzanite

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Posted 20 September 2015 - 08:09

I have not compared but the smoothest ink with wet flow I have tried is Diamine Bilberry and Diamine Midnight. I use them for my dry and scratchy Sailors. I have tried lots of ink in those pens.

#6 tamiya

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Posted 20 September 2015 - 14:37

I might have to try Diamine one day :) always looking for a replacement for the Petit1 Brown.

#7 Arkanabar

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 03:17

I also refill a Pilot cart with a pipette, and have long since removed the sealing disk, to keep my 3.8mm Parallel in Borealis Black.



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Posted 01 September 2016 - 06:10

You may be interested in this special eye dropper bottle that I modified specifically for refilling cartridges.


Edited by jwzr, 01 September 2016 - 06:12.


#9 Pensei

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 07:41

I liked the classy music on your video. Also, this is a chance for me to repeat my praise of the Petit 1. I find it almost impossible to believe that a pen can write so well at so low a price. 



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Posted 01 September 2016 - 08:01

You may be interested in this special eye dropper bottle that I modified specifically for refilling cartridges.

I love what u did with the eye dropper, putting a thin metal tube in front of glass tube.  I didn't think it was possible to do so.  I must try it out one day but I first need to figure out how to cut glass tubes without a dremel as I don't own one.







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