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How To Care For Hard Rubber/celluloid Pelikans?

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#21 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 23:58

Some leathers should not be used on fountain pens....from my reading.

 

Especially in hot humid climes. Even rubber sac pens died early out there where the ED is still king.

 

I wish I could help you.....you have tried a light rub of Semichrome?

Though your problem sounds a bit deeper than what Semi-chrome can do.....Nova?...Novas? from the States...a 3 stage polishing system, might be of help. It can clear up jet plexiglass.

A long time ago I'd wanted some but they didn't want to ship to Germany.


German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 


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#22 EclecticCollector

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 05:48

Hi Bo Bo
 
How about the blue celluloid of the Lapis 1935 cap top which has discoloured from blue to purple.. I didn't use any polishing material on the pen. It was kept for sometime in the pen case.
 
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Daeng

It could be instability of the celluloid, Omas's blue royale is famous for turning into purple royale.

#23 daenghafez

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 12:08

Thanks guys for your comment. Very unfortunate if it is irreversible.



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Posted 22 November 2016 - 04:47

When I bought mine (the Jade and the Lapis) I was told that there is a tendency for the Binde to develop a 'wrinkle' or slight distortion, particularly the Jade.  You cannot see it in mine but if I close my eyes and run my fingers up and down the sides of the binde I can just barely detect a slight wave or wrinkle in the material.  Try this test on you pens, I would like to hear how many others have a similar experience,

 

Beautiful pens otherwise with no discoloration so far.



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Posted 22 November 2016 - 16:24

When I bought mine (the Jade and the Lapis) I was told that there is a tendency for the Binde to develop a 'wrinkle' or slight distortion, particularly the Jade.  You cannot see it in mine but if I close my eyes and run my fingers up and down the sides of the binde I can just barely detect a slight wave or wrinkle in the material.  Try this test on you pens, I would like to hear how many others have a similar experience,
 
Beautiful pens otherwise with no discoloration so far.


I've tried both the Lapis & Jade. Both bindes are smooth when I run my finger on them.





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