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Pilot Custom Heritage 91 Barrel Cracked.fix?

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#1 nikhil seenivas

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 17:06

I bought it in August 2016 and so the one year warranty is up and I cant send it back to Japan for repair. Any DIY repairs to help the crack from spreading or hopefully fill the crack? How does superglue sound like a possible fix? Will it be able to seep into the crack and seal? Or what other alternatives do I have?

 

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#2 hari317

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 17:27

Superglue is a very bad idea.

How did it crack there? Did it fall?
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Posted 05 December 2017 - 19:14

I’d still recommend contacting Pilot, just in case.
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#4 nikhil seenivas

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:08

Superglue is a very bad idea.

How did it crack there? Did it fall?

yeah it fell from a tabletop



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:14

Not superglue!

 

First, I would also ask Pilot. If they can't fix it, then possibly consider an epoxy resin. I'm not sure how well it would work though.


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 23:18

It seems like the thing to do would be to remove the end piece and ring from the end of the barrel, if possible, and then use a methylene chloride solvent cement for acrylic.  Open the crack very slightly to wick the solvent cement in from a fine watercolor brush, then clamp the crack just enough to hold it shut while it cures, then clean up any now-hardened bead of material that may have squeezed out of the crack, along with any other marring of the surface caused by the solvent cement.


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