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Best Way To Flush/clean Indian Eyedropper Fountain Pen

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#1 gopool

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 18:41

I have a few Indian eyedroppers that I have yet to use. I would like to ink one up this weekend, but I'm not sure how to clean/rinse/flush an eyedropper without disassembling the feed and nib from the section.

 

With a convertor or sac, it's quite easy to rinse the pen, but how do you rinse/flush an eyedropper without removing the feed and nib?

 

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#2 hari317

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 04:47

unscrew the section from barrel. Rinse both the section and barrel under a running faucet. subsequently follow the filling instructions here: http://www.fountainp...er-filled-pens/
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Posted 19 March 2016 - 13:55

I understand how to get a new pen cleaned and ready for ink, but how about an inked eyedropper pen that you want to clean and get ready for a different ink. For example see photo below. How do I remove all the ink without disassembling the feed and nib?

 

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 14:44

Follow Hari's procedure, then use an earbulb to force water through the nib & feed from behind. Soaking also helps.

But to be honest, that demonstrator? I would (and have!) disassembled the nib and feed, and soaked a short while. Much faster. Just pay close attention to how you have them before disassembling, so you can put them back the exact same way.

Although given the amount of red in your ink... that will take some work. I'd put some dishwashing liquid in the water you wash with, too.


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Posted 19 March 2016 - 22:06

Yes, the earbulb thingie is what you want to force water into the feed, but just holding the section, enclosed end, under running water is often enough.

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 09:58

I usually 'soak' my pens in  water for 15 mins. Then I fill the barrel with water and start screwing the section with the nibs downwards. This forces the water out of the nib and feed. I repeat this process 2-3 times till I am absolutely sure that my pen doesn't have ink in it. Then I just let the pen dry overnight and then fill the ink. Good Luck with the pens!


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