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Aurora 88 Ef Scratchy On One Side


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#1 EDR1633

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 05:19

Under my 10x loupe, I can see that one side is ever so slightly out of alignment with the other, causing scratchiness in one direction. This is an infinitesimally small delta, and I had to look very closely with the loupe looking at both sides of the tip to see the slight catch/edge that was pulling up fibers from the paper.

 

I did some bendy exercises on the nib, which I saw helped improve the problem by about 33%. I am basically taking my fingernail under the tine that is too low and lifting it up gently repetitively.

 

There is so little iridium it seems on this EF nib that I am very much afraid to use micromesh.

 

Is that a safe assumption not to ever use micromesh on this?



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#2 EDR1633

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 08:25

I can now see with my fingernail that the tines as a whole are offset by the same small amount running all the way to the breather whole. I can't see anything in the loupe, but the problem is defintely there. If I press down on the nib against the feed, I feel no change... the offset is still there.



#3 tisse98

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 13:34

I recommend googling Richard Binder and having him adjust the nib. 



#4 siamackz

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 01:25

Pics would help us understand the problem and make suggestions. It sounds like the times are misaligned. Should be simple enough to realign if you google and watch videos. Or then you could send it to a pro, this would be easy enough to fix. Please don’t use micromesh until you have realigned properly



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