I'm not sure what would happen if I stored the pen nib down since I never store my pens that way. They're always either stored nib up or horizontally. Lemme turn one upside down and see what happens.
Yes, I just threw an o-ring and some silicone grease on my pen. I really hate cartridges for some reason. I found them for sale on Amazon for dirt cheap by using some variation of this search string: 010 Buna-N O-Ring, 70A Durometer, Black, 1/4" ID, 3/8" OD, 1/16" Width (Pack of 100)
I actually came across this in a roundabout way. When I started using my fountain pen regularly again, I bought a bottle of Noodler's Polar Blue and it came with a Preppy Pen with the Noodler's logo on it, only I didn't realize it was a Preppy. It wasn't until that I started researching pens and watching Brian Goulet's videos that I figured out that my Noodler's ink pen was actually an eyedroppered Preppy. Before then, I had no idea that fountain pens could be eyedroppered without it leaking all over the place. I love my Vanishing Points, but for long work conferences, I'd regularly run out of ink halfway through the workday. I loved that Noodler's Ink pen as an alternative, right up to the point that my pibble decided that it looked like a bone. I wasn't quite sure how I would get that pen again since I knew Noodler's ink was now shipping with Charlie pens.
My Preppy's have a fine line, and that didn't change after I eyedroppered them. It's possible that the inks I'm using aren't that wet though. Currently they're all Noodler's ink varieties, not something wetter like Pilot Iroshizuku or Sailor.
I'm at work, but when I get a chance, I'll come back to this thread and post a picture of one. I'll update on the nib down experiment as well
Edited by Memory, 29 August 2017 - 13:59.