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Cleaning Out A Pilot V5

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#1 lectraplayer


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 16:40

I primarily use a fountain pen as my workhorse right now though there are times when I need to be able to apply pressure (carbon paper) or need lines more precise than a fountain pen can give me. I usually use a Pilot Precise V5 then. ...and of course, you can pull the nib out and refill it with zero waste like you can an eyedropper fill fountain pen. The main thing that gives me trouble though is that sometimes the nib will hold ink I can't just clean out using methods I know to use right now. Has anyone been able to get one of these pens 100% free of ink or am I stuck just using that little bit that stays in the nib out? It kind of sucks when I try to fill it with Noodler's Blue

Ghost and I am still leaving a visible mark, for example.

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 07:00

the nib if I remember correctly has a fibre core so... there's that



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Posted 17 December 2017 - 08:35

Soaking it in water for a few days is probably the best you'll be able to do. Change the water when it gets real dirty.

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