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How To Clean Pelikan

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#1 junopens

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 07:19

I have a brand new Kuala Lumpur Pelikan. It needs cleaning.

Can anybody suggest a good way to do it?

Thanks!

 

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#2 dfo

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 09:42

I have a few questions: What exactly do you mean by clean it? Do you mean restore it? Does the piston work?

 

I would start by flushing with water and maybe apply fresh silicon grease to the piston. The Pelican's Perch has a good guide for this.

 

If you want to clean the outside, I would look for a polishing cloth.

 

Nice pen.


Edited by dfo, 08 February 2016 - 09:43.

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#3 fplover01

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 15:14

flush the pen with water, lube the piston if it is stiff and the exterior needs a nice polishing cloth. What else would need to be cleaned?



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Posted 08 February 2016 - 16:54

It already looks pristine to these eyes! 



#5 junopens

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 00:42

Thanks so much for your help.

The pen never saw ink, but I will try the polishing cloth on the exterior. 



#6 Potter

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 21:30

Agree with all of the above, but if the piston is tight,  the first washing/filling I would do with slightly soapy water which will clean it a little better and lubricate.  Then rinse several times with clean water, then lubricate with lithium grease. 



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Posted 09 February 2016 - 21:32

Forgot to ask:  how about relating the story about how you acquired it?  I just learned they were made in '98 and only 888 were made. 


Edited by Potter, 09 February 2016 - 21:35.


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Posted 10 February 2016 - 08:01

When lubricating the piston, I always use pure silicone grease.

 

I don't know much about lithium grease.

I've heard it's an excellent multipurpose lubricant, but how about using it for your pens?

 

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 23:29

Be thoughtful when using that polishing cloth.  It takes mere minutes to remove the patina which has developed over the last 30 years, which some people see as added value. And remember, anytime you

are polishing, you are removing material. 


Edited by DrCodfish, 11 February 2016 - 23:29.


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Posted 12 February 2016 - 00:50

Agree with all of the above, but if the piston is tight,  the first washing/filling I would do with slightly soapy water which will clean it a little better and lubricate.  Then rinse several times with clean water, then lubricate with lithium grease. 

 

No.  Not lithium grease !  Silicon grease, as in SCUBA shop product.  


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Posted 12 February 2016 - 02:45

Lithium grease will damage plastics and rubber over time.  Silicone grease only for a pen's safety and longevity.


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Posted 16 March 2016 - 05:32

Thanks so much. During the LA pens show I was able to clean is with gold cloth. 







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