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149 nib discolored

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#1 Lszuk

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 17:51

I am considering purchasing this 149 from the 1980s. Does anyone know how to remove the dark discoloration on the nib. As you can see from the side picture, there is an area that is lighter as compared with the rest of the nib. 65D85CC0-3D44-4223-8E42-61895BD86638.jpeg 5EAAD0E2-1E18-47F3-9A04-69BE9BE780D7.jpeg

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 18:28

A very light wiping of the brown area with sunshine cloth will take care of it. However this patina is desired by many including me. So you can let it remain if you wish.
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Posted 06 December 2017 - 18:50

Yes, a silver or gold polish cloth will take the discoloration away.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 19:10

Great. Thanks for your help. I don’t mind the patina, but wasn’t sure if there was an additional problem given the area of difference noted on the side view (i.e. plating problem).

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 19:22

Here is an example of an old 1960s MB that came to em with discoloration. I liked it quite a bit:

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This all came right off when a buyer wanted it polished. Looked like a new yellow gold nib (minus a few scratches from years of use).



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 20:24

They look great! I love a bit of patina on gold.

 

As mentioned, easy to get rid of with a wipe from a jeweller's cloth. But, if you decide you want it back, it will take years!

 

Enjoy.







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