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Pilot Vp Corrosion/ Nib Staining

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#1 CheesyWalnut

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 01:13

I’ve had this black nib pilot vanishing point for a few months and have only used pilot blue and iroshizuku shin kai in it, but the nib has started to discolor and cannot be cleaned. Does anyone know what could be causing this and what I can do about it? Thanks

 

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 01:33

Im sorry about this. You might call or email Pilot USA and see what they say. Im pretty sure they can help you
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Posted 05 December 2017 - 02:09

I don't think that's corrosion. Your VP is likely not that old and you've used safe ink in it. I'd give the nib unit a soak in warm soapy water, if that doesn't work you can try premade pen wash or make some yourself (10% ammonia to 90% water solution). 



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 02:20

I don't think that's corrosion. Your VP is likely not that old and you've used safe ink in it. I'd give the nib unit a soak in warm soapy water, if that doesn't work you can try premade pen wash or make some yourself (10% ammonia to 90% water solution).

I hope youre right. I have a black nibed VP. Id hate for that to happen to mine. Ive had mine for several months but I havent inked it
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Posted 05 December 2017 - 03:31

Check this out, it's quite surprisingly what a soak and a sunshine cloth can do to a nib. 

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 05:30

Check this out, it's quite surprisingly what a soak and a sunshine cloth can do to a nib. 
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I’ll probably try soaking it first, I don’t think I can use anything abrasive though since the vp has a black coated nib

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 15:18

Agree with the soaking for an extended time.


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