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#21 inkstainedruth

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 15:58

I used to have a cheap Chinese demonstrator with a hooded nib to use BSB in.  I didn't care if it got stained -- I wasn't going to put anything else in the pen.  Sadly, I broke the cap finial off when the clip got caught on the elastic in a pen case.  Not sure whether it would be okay (I should actually check to see if I thought there was too much evaporation/leakage with the screws from the finial still inside the cap, because the pen I bought to be the replacement BSB pen (a Noodler's FPC) didn't control the ink well enough and I had bad feathering issues.  Gonna try using a Charlie pen because I could control the dilution rate a bit better, but now I'm thinking about that other pen again....

It also might be worth trying that new light-reactive epoxy I've seen advertised; the pen is pretty much toast otherwise, (and I can't do more harm to the cap than I've already done -- Superglue didn't work...).  And for a pen that cost me $5 US, what the heck....

Back on topic, I seem to recall seeing a thread several years ago in which someone said that Quink Black was good for cleaning stains from other inks.  So you might try that as well as Doyou and Noodler's Eel Red (Rattler?  I've never tried any of the Eel series).

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 16:22

Can you divorce him a second time without having to marry him again?

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 16:22

I'm gonna be frank and say that I really enjoy the blue barrel color! It looks pretty and I would get a pen that comes like that.

 

 

I have to agree, the blue stained barrel looks rather nice.

 

 

It is kind of pretty. I wish it were more consistent.


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Posted 26 January 2016 - 18:39

I'm gonna be frank and say that I really enjoy the blue barrel color! It looks pretty and I would get a pen that comes like that.

 

I don't think you can get them any more, but there was a model of the Vac 700 with a barrel just that colour.

 

I think you need to pull it apart, soak the whole thing in BSB, and then she'll be right, mate.


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Posted 26 January 2016 - 19:01

What happened to Rattlers Red as a cleaning agent?



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Posted 26 January 2016 - 19:04

 

I don't think you can get them any more, but there was a model of the Vac 700 with a barrel just that colour.

 

I think you need to pull it apart, soak the whole thing in BSB, and then she'll be right, mate.

 

I had one of the blue, it was a little different.

 

Maybe I'll send this to you for a little visit.


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Posted 26 January 2016 - 19:05

What happened to Rattlers Red as a cleaning agent?

 

I promised DCWaites that I would no longer make him wait when he sent me an ink to try.  So, this one got the first crack. 

 

I have a Jinhao coming back also stained with BSB (same ex husband), and I'm going to try the Rattler Red on it.  I think someone will come forward with a third BSB pen and we can try Sailor Do You on it.


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Posted 26 January 2016 - 19:40

 

I promised DCWaites that I would no longer make him wait when he sent me an ink to try.  So, this one got the first crack. 

 

I have a Jinhao coming back also stained with BSB (same ex husband), and I'm going to try the Rattler Red on it.  I think someone will come forward with a third BSB pen and we can try Sailor Do You on it.

 

OK, I understand.

I just thought that perhaps RR had lost it's magical properties overnight.



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Posted 26 January 2016 - 20:05

I don't think you can get them any more, but there was a model of the Vac 700 with a barrel just that colour.
 
I think you need to pull it apart, soak the whole thing in BSB, and then she'll be right, mate.


I remember they discontinued it a while ago, right when I wanted one. I think it was a much darker color though.

 


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Posted 26 January 2016 - 21:01

Now I HAVE to find out what happened!

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 06:55

Now I HAVE to find out what happened!

 

To the Sapphire Vac 700s or to my ex-husband?


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Posted 27 January 2016 - 11:50

 

I promised DCWaites that I would no longer make him wait when he sent me an ink to try.  So, this one got the first crack. 

 

I have a Jinhao coming back also stained with BSB (same ex husband), and I'm going to try the Rattler Red on it.  I think someone will come forward with a third BSB pen and we can try Sailor Do You on it.

 

 

I guess you can lend the evol ex another pen... So you'll have a third BSB-stained pen.  :D



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Posted 27 January 2016 - 21:15

 

 

I guess you can lend the evol ex another pen... So you'll have a third BSB-stained pen.  :D

 

While that's one way to accomplish it, I'm just sort of hesitant. I can't imagine why.


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Posted 28 January 2016 - 00:47

I think you should call a lawyer  :angry:

 

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 03:48

Alternatively, Amber could only go for All Matt Black pens. If BSB can stain those, it is truly magic.


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Posted 30 January 2016 - 07:43

Easy BSB cleaning!

 

Step 1: ink on polycarbonate

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Step 2: absolutely clean

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 19:11

Ok, Vlad, where did you get that cleaner?  Is it safe for the rest of the pen?

 

As for the rest of the experiment, the goal is to see if another ink really will remove stains.  :)


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 03:29

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 17:23

Just fill a glass of water, a few drops of bleach, a drop of dishwasher fluid, mix well and fill the pen.  Rinse when the stains disappear.  And sue your ex!! :D



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Posted 26 May 2016 - 17:51

I will upload pictures this week. the stains are GONE.  I didn't even get a chance to show the process because Evol kept refiling.  He moved on from Quink with Solv-X to vintage Sheaffer's Blue Black.  You can't tell the pen was ever stained.


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