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Lamy Vista, All The Gory Details

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#1 SenZen

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 02:18

Just a little fun with a macro lens... I cleaned that pen with Rouge Hematite on the left a few days ago. The other one's got Diamine Poppy red.

 

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 04:23

I didn't know Poppy Red could develop that much crud :yikes:


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 06:13

I always worry about my pens sections not being clean but, I guess it is true that red ink is the most staining. I would love to see pictures of your cleaning process.
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Posted 12 April 2017 - 15:22

I always worry about my pens sections not being clean but, I guess it is true that red ink is the most staining. I would love to see pictures of your cleaning process.

 

It's a particularly messy process with Rouge Hematite as it leaves pink stains on my hands which last for days, it would take me a while to produce photos as all my Vistas are currently inked but it's basically:

 

  1. Return any remaining ink to bottle.
  2. Wash section with running water.
  3. Remove nib and feed, dismantle feed (it's made up of two pieces).
  4. Look at "slits" in the bigger feed piece, to see if they are clogged; which is invariably the case for me with Rouge Hematite.
  5. Use the finest x-acto knife or similar and dislodge crud from slits, without making them any wider.
  6. Put feed back together, put feed and nib back into section, re ink pen.

There are other intermediary steps only necessary for clumsy people like me, such as "put feed pieces and nib away so they don't go down the drain" and "don't cut yourself with knife!".


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 15:29

I didn't know Poppy Red could develop that much crud :yikes:

 

I actually had not noticed that before, what with Rouge hematite producing it in such quantities. Maybe if I did a time lapse it would turn out to be a distinct life form, like slime moulds...

 


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 20:25

I use nitrile disposable gloves for cleaning my pens. The good thing is you can use them several times as hygiene and mechanical wear is no an issue. Protects from ink stains and gives more grip.



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 21:24

How about using an ultrasonic?

 

 

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