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Delta Dolce Vita

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#1 Stylo7

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 17:25

I have owned a Delta Dolce Vita for several years, orange, not exactly sure if there's a model, but it is piston/bottle fill only, i.e., no cartridge or converter.  Ever since I purchased it, the threads on the cap have stuck.  Sadly, I recently was trying to open the stuck pen, and it broke in half below the threads at the natural juncture - the "break" is actually inside, per the attached picture.  It was actually a fairly clean break and the pieces go back together fairly well - see second pic.

 

Questions:

 

1. Has anyone ever tried to super-glue this type of break?  Seems unlikely it would hold ink, but perhaps worth a try.

2. If not repairable, anyone have any idea if it's possible to get a replacement body, or a body from some other pen, that would accept the nib and filler mechanism?

 

I hate to give up on a $500 pen, but perhaps all is lost.  I'd welcome any suggestions.

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#2 RocketRyan

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 18:41

I would speak to delta first and see if they will repair it for you, or grab the glue and have a go.

#3 Florenze

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 18:46

My condolences.  I agree with the previous post, in contacting Delta about it.  Clara Cornett has always been wonderful, by phone and email,  whenever I had Delta issues.  Wish you the best getting this handled.



#4 aardvarkbark

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 19:47

I agree with both posts above, with note that Clara is service guru at Yafa, the US distributor for Delta, but the best point of contact for you nonetheless.  818-704-8888 or yafa.com.



#5 Stylo7

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 22:45

Thank you all.  I will contact Delta/Clara.  I appreciate the suggestions and contact information.  If that doesn't work, I'm going to try gluing it



#6 Mercury66

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 13:25

These look great, but my experience has been that they are quite fragile







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