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Twsbi 580 Al W/ Noodler's Rachmaninoff

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#1 bla1089

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 02:18

I've had a new TWSBI 580 AL inked with Noodler's Rachmaninoff since Friday. When I first set it up, I had no problems. Tonight, I'm getting hard to non-existent starts. Anyone have any experience with this?

 

Edit: Yes, I did disassemble and clean all parts with warm soapy water when I first got it.


Edited by bla1089, 09 November 2015 - 02:33.


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Posted 09 November 2015 - 02:24

Did you flush it before inking it?

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 02:41

Did you flush it before inking it?

Yes. See edits.


Edited by bla1089, 09 November 2015 - 02:41.


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Posted 09 November 2015 - 02:53

Any trouble with the ink before? I've never used it, but I think I may have read that it runs dry. What nib width is in your TWSBI? Does it write dry or wet with other inks?



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Posted 09 November 2015 - 04:14

The Russian series are VERY saturated and on the dry side... they even look like paint.   If your TWSBI is NOT a wet writer, you will have problems.

 

Depending on flow you might try:

 

1) diluting a bit and/or

2) adding a surfactant (Ex. Photo-Flo)

 

 

 

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 04:37

Dish soap works well too. Just enough to coat the tip of a toothpick for a converter's fill. Maybe two or three "drops" for a full TWSBI.



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Posted 04 December 2015 - 13:41

I am having the same issue with my new TWSBI Diamond 580AL Blue fitted with a fine and loaded with Private Reserve's DC Super Violet. Great looking pen but trouble starting after sitting. Pressing a bit on the nib helps it start and there's no skipping or any other problems feeding as it's used. Though, when advancing the plunger after using it a while, I get a little flooding but that's probably my inexperience with moderns.


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Posted 05 December 2015 - 02:17

A trick is to keep a small glass (I use a shot glass) half filled with water on your desk.  To start a dried out nib, simply dip it for a second in the water and it will start write up (pun intended) :yikes:







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