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Parker 51 Clogged With India Ink

51 india ink clog clogged

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#21 drop_m

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 17:41

Thank you, i'll consider to buy it soon or later



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Posted 30 July 2016 - 09:16

Have you tried using WD40 spray to soak the nib unit ?
I find it most useful for removing a lot of stains and marks and it will not damage your pen as it
Only fish oil really
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#23 kapanak

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 09:26

Have you tried using WD40 spray to soak the nib unit ?
I find it most useful for removing a lot of stains and marks and it will not damage your pen as it
Only fish oil really
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Unless this was a joke, please DO NOT USE WD-40 to clean pens' plastic parts :yikes: 

 

I have no issues with somebody using it only on metal, but letting WD-40 near pen plastics that are sometimes over 50 years old? Bad idea. WD-40 is half organic solvents, and since pen plastics are organic polymers, using WD-40 on them can possibly lead to detrimental results.

 

Now, granted, I have used it to clean some pen parts in the past, but that was only after full disassembly, and only because a better cleaning agent wasn't immediately available.



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Posted 30 July 2016 - 10:58

I've experience with WD-40 in others situations and i don't think it's safe to apply on - or in - fountain pens.

Anyway, koh-i-noor pen cleaner arrived yesterday and i let the pen soaked in it all night long. All the visible india ink is gone - with the help of a toothbrush - and now the pen pulls up liquids using his aeromatic filler, which is a very good sign :)

I'll let it soacked for today and tonight and tomorrow i'll try to gently disassempli the hood



#25 drop_m

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 15:05

Since no more pieces of india ink has came off of the pen during this morning, i decided to try to disassemble the unit.
I've been able to unscrew the hood without troubles and found the collector almost clean.. maybe the situation wasn't all that bad as i thought and the precedent owner had "just" dipped the pen in india ink.

Now i will soak the different pieces in the cleaner and try to pull out all the remaining india ink from the collector and the hood.
Thank you all for the very good advices!

 

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 16:17

Hi,

 

:thumbup: 

 

Rescuing a P51 is well worth the effort. 

 

I look forward to a happy ending!

 

Bye,

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#27 drop_m

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 19:46

I've finished to clean the collector and now it seems a brand new piece!
Now, waiting to have enought time to finish the work and mount all the pieces togheter, i've start to polish the cap and the hood/barrel. for now the gold cap is come out very well!

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 20:59

A little update just to say that everything is gone fine, now the pen is completely free of india ink, it fills as it should and writes as it should*
Thank you all guys for the wise advices!

*It writes.. now.. becouse i had to do an hell of a work on that nib! under all that india ink, his tip was right-bended and twisted! :yikes:
Maybe the last owner has filled it with india ink just for fun, because of the damage on the nib.. or maybe he/she has thrown the pen toward a wall after found it was completely clogged :D


Edited by drop_m, 26 August 2016 - 21:02.


#29 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 22:30

Rapido-Eze. It's Latin for Pure Magic.





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