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#1 siamackz

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 02:23

I joined FPN about 1.5 years ago when I bought my first pen. Since then, I have learned so much thanks to the kindness of the wonderful members here! We have truly established a culture of generosity here - giving sincere advice and encouragement to team members. We have pros that just share their secrets with newbies. This is exceptional for any community.

I want to play my part. I have a bunch of restoration equipment and have developed a knowledge and skill set to take care of basic and intermediate repairs, even advanced repairs that dont require specialised equipment. I am no pro. But, I have successfully repaired about 80 pens - and some of them had quite complicated issues.

And so, I want to humbly offer my restorations services to anyone that would like it, for free.

Over time, I have realized that I enjoy restoring fountain pens more than collecting them :) I don't want to keep buying pens just so I can repair them, so if you ever want me to help you with any of your pens let me know - whether it dismantling your vintage pens and cleaning them thoroughly, improving the ink flow, smoothening the nib, re-sacing your pens, polishing, making a cork seal for vintage piston fillers, or anything else. Also, I will honestly tell you if I think I can safely take care of your repair or not (I won't risk your pen's safety).

Happy New Year!

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#2 TwizzlerNibs

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 06:41

What a lovely thing to do

 

 

 

 

I joined FPN about 1.5 years ago when I bought my first pen. Since then, I have learned so much thanks to the kindness of the wonderful members here! We have truly established a culture of generosity here - giving sincere advice and encouragement to team members. We have pros that just share their secrets with newbies. This is exceptional for any community.

I want to play my part. I have a bunch of restoration equipment and have developed a knowledge and skill set to take care of basic and intermediate repairs, even advanced repairs that dont require specialised equipment. I am no pro. But, I have successfully repaired about 80 pens - and some of them had quite complicated issues.

And so, I want to humbly offer my restorations services to anyone that would like it, for free.

Over time, I have realized that I enjoy restoring fountain pens more than collecting them :) I don't want to keep buying pens just so I can repair them, so if you ever want me to help you with any of your pens let me know - whether it dismantling your vintage pens and cleaning them thoroughly, improving the ink flow, smoothening the nib, re-sacing your pens, polishing, making a cork seal for vintage piston fillers, or anything else. Also, I will honestly tell you if I think I can safely take care of your repair or not (I won't risk your pen's safety).

Happy New Year!



#3 mitto

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:09

What a kind gesture. Thank you. Do you restore Sheaffer snorkels?
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#4 siamackz

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 13:07

What a kind gesture. Thank you. Do you restore Sheaffer snorkels?


Ive been waiting for the opportunity! The snorkels in my collection have held up well and not needed restoration yet - Ive been sitting on restoration supplies (not a bad problem, I guess!). Majority of my knowledge is with vintage Montblancs and Watermans. Im waiting for the challenge of a snorkel ;)

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 16:23

That's very kind of you. I would like help with some pens.
However is very hard for me to send them to you because where I live so, can you give me some instructions in how to fix some issues?
I have a Pilot Custom 74 who was kindly given to me. It works well but the nib have some problems. It writes scratchy and skips if you write fast on the down-up and in the right-left stroke.
I have checked the nib alignment and it looks fine to me. Should I try micromesh? Or do you think it is the nib alignment still?

#6 siamackz

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 16:29

That's very kind of you. I would like help with some pens.
However is very hard for me to send them to you because where I live so, can you give me some instructions in how to fix some issues?
I have a Pilot Custom 74 who was kindly given to me. It works well but the nib have some problems. It writes scratchy and skips if you write fast on the down-up and in the right-left stroke.
I have checked the nib alignment and it looks fine to me. Should I try micromesh? Or do you think it is the nib alignment still?

Hi Julio,

When you say you have checked the nib alignment, do you mean you checked it using a loupe? If yes, try and post some pics so we can see. Also, I suggest you post this question on nibs and tines forum on this site - you will reiceve advice from several members, many of whom are more experienced than I am.

To me it sound like there is still an alignment issue, but post some pics and we will all provide feedback.

Its a great pen and the issue doesnt sound serious, so Im sure it will be resolved.

Edited by siamackz, 05 January 2018 - 16:29.


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 19:55

What a lovely opportunity. Thank you so much for the offer.



#8 Maurizio

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 21:19

This is a really amazing offer and shows how the people on the FPN are a really wonderful group of generous folks who enjoy sharing our passion for pens with each other.

Happy New Year to you and thanks for posting.

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 03:11

 That's very generous of you!

 

 I'll keep you in mind for whenever the time comes.


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#10 fountainpagan

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 09:29

Not an entry. I just wanted to congratulate you for such a generous offer.


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Posted 07 January 2018 - 14:35

This is an awesome thing that you are doing. I may want to take you up on the offer. I have a vintage esterbrook from my grandfather that I would love to have restored and used.



#12 siamackz

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 16:21

This is an awesome thing that you are doing. I may want to take you up on the offer. I have a vintage esterbrook from my grandfather that I would love to have restored and used.


PM me when/if ready and Ill be happy to help!

#13 gampupen

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 06:56

Hello siamackz,

I have a Ratnamson 42 that needs repair to its nib tip and a leaking nib section.

Could you help me?

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 06:57

I have sent the pen many times to the manufacturer but their work is not to my satisfaction.

#15 siamackz

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 16:22

Hello siamackz,

I have a Ratnamson 42 that needs repair to its nib tip and a leaking nib section.

Could you help me?


Sure, PM me with a description of the problem and lets take it from there!

#16 gampupen

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 05:49

Pm sent. Thanks






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