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Plating Issues On Platinum 3776 Century

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#1 Glemnoir

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 14:50

Hi fellow FPN-er, Any one have problem with Platinum 3776 century's gold plating? It started to corrode after 1 to 2 months, I had 3 of them and they all had the same problem. Couldn't find any info as to why it happen. I only clean my pen with soft cloth and plain water.

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#2 Glemnoir

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 14:56

The close-up on the corrosion.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 16:13

Unfortunately this plating deterioration and development of spots is pretty normal on the 3776 IME.
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#4 Glemnoir

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 16:39

Unfortunately this plating deterioration and development of spots is pretty normal on the 3776 IME.


Gosh, I would expect afew years before deterioration. By this rate, all the plating will be gone within 1 year.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 16:44

I live by the sea in Mumbai, so I used to blame the weather. My pilots are pristine. Lower end sailors also exhibit some spots.
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 16:53

I have just noticed this today on my bourgogne 3776 after using for 2 months of everyday carry for work.

 

 

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#7 Glemnoir

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 16:55

I live by the sea in Mumbai, so I used to blame the weather. My pilots are pristine. Lower end sailors also exhibit some spots.


Me in Malaysia, my first suspect was the extreme temperature change between my air-conditioned office and my room(20° to 34°c). Then I realise only gold plating are affected, all my chrome plating are still good.Interestingly both my 70's Sheaffer gold filled imperials did not have this issue.
I blame it on modern gold plating. Just wish I can prevent/delay further deterioration.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 16:59

I have just noticed this today on my bourgogne 3776 after using for 2 months of everyday carry for work.
 
 


That's exactly how my Platinum started to deteriorate, from there it will get worse very quickly.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 17:04

love the pen so much and i have some more 3776 models in different colours that i havent used as much, that thankfully have the trims still intact but from now on i think i shall avoid gold plated trims.



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Posted 15 April 2018 - 17:14

love the pen so much and i have some more 3776 models in different colours that i havent used as much, that thankfully have the trims still intact but from now on i think i shall avoid gold plated trims.


Do you have any rhodium or chrome plated 3776 to compare with? If gold plate is proven to be inferior, I will get my next 3776 in other plating.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 17:15

I only own one Platinum 3776 Century pen and it has gold trim. In my almost 4-6 months of usage, I have never had this issue and I do regularly clean my pens with soap, water and a micro-fiber cloth. Your best bet is probably to have that plated by a jeweler or send it off to FPnibs.com who I believe offer plating services for a very reasonable cost.

This fact opens up endless possibilities. You could buy a Platinum 3776 Century with gold trim for around 70 USD from J Subculture and then have FPnibs plate the trims in rhodium. 



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Posted 15 April 2018 - 17:21

Do you have any rhodium or chrome plated 3776 to compare with? If gold plate is proven to be inferior, I will get my next 3776 in other plating.

 

no sorry i only have the gold plated models for now, i was thinking about getting the chartres blue next time in rhodium trim due to this 


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 17:24

i have also come across this thread on reddit about the plating loss, looks like somthing to look forward to :)

 

https://www.reddit.c..._gray_out_like/



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Posted 15 April 2018 - 17:32

i have also come across this thread on reddit about the plating loss, looks like somthing to look forward to :)
 
https://www.reddit.c..._gray_out_like/


Wow, that is the future of my bourgogne red. Can you imagine red with a grey clip? Ugly it will be, especially when the cap band is still in gold.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 17:36

Wow, that is the future of my bourgogne red. Can you imagine red with a grey clip? Ugly it will be, especially when the cap band is still in gold.

 

yes i am not looking forward to that day, shall look rather ugly but then it is my work pen so i am not as bothered,now i am paranoid about my chartres blue with the gold trims! my next 3776 will definalty be in rhodium trims but that will be a long time from now as i have bought to many pens this year, i should of spent the extra in the first place on the rhodium version...


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 17:37

I only own one Platinum 3776 Century pen and it has gold trim. In my almost 4-6 months of usage, I have never had this issue and I do regularly clean my pens with soap, water and a micro-fiber cloth. Your best bet is probably to have that plated by a jeweler or send it off to FPnibs.com who I believe offer plating services for a very reasonable cost.
This fact opens up endless possibilities. You could buy a Platinum 3776 Century with gold trim for around 70 USD from J Subculture and then have FPnibs plate the trims in rhodium. 


Not working for me, I live in Asia, the shipping alone will cost me another 3776 compared to getting it directly from Japan. Thanks for your input tho.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 17:39

I've had my burgundy 3776 with gold plating for three years.  It's in constant use and there have been no issues with the plating.


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 17:40

I've had my burgundy 3776 with gold plating for three years.  It's in constant use and there have been no issues with the plating.


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 17:42

 
yes i am not looking forward to that day, shall look rather ugly but then it is my work pen so i am not as bothered,now i am paranoid about my chartres blue with the gold trims! my next 3776 will definalty be in rodium trims but that will be a long time from now as i have bought to many pens this year, i should of spent the extra in the first place on the rodium version...

Ain't we all brought too many pens.
+1 on rhodium trim, at least it won't be so obvious if it happens to deteriorate.:)

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 17:42

I've had my burgundy 3776 with gold plating for three years.  It's in constant use and there have been no issues with the plating.


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Eachan






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