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Sailor Black Luster Nib De-Plated-- Any Ideas?

sailor 1911 black luster ionized plating loss

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#1 comixfan

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 05:52

Well, I went to use my Sailor 1911 black luster today only to discover that the black ionized plating had mostly eroded from the nib.  After a quick google search, I learned that some inks don't play nice with the black ionized bits, and the ink I had in there most definitely didn't (I think it was FPN's own Noodler's "Starry Night").  Because I purchased the pen secondhand, I had no idea that Sailor specifically requests using their own inks for this finish. *sigh*

 

Is there anything I can do to re-plate the nib?  Or would such a repair be so utterly expensive as to make the process ridiculously cost prohibitive?  Helpful suggestions or advice would be very much appreciated.  Thanks!



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Posted 29 April 2018 - 07:50

Well, I went to use my Sailor 1911 black luster today only to discover that the black ionized plating had mostly eroded from the nib.  After a quick google search, I learned that some inks don't play nice with the black ionized bits, and the ink I had in there most definitely didn't (I think it was FPN's own Noodler's "Starry Night").  Because I purchased the pen secondhand, I had no idea that Sailor specifically requests using their own inks for this finish. *sigh*

 

Is there anything I can do to re-plate the nib?  Or would such a repair be so utterly expensive as to make the process ridiculously cost prohibitive?  Helpful suggestions or advice would be very much appreciated.  Thanks!

 

I've heard of people sending their pens back to the manufacturer and them being returned with renewed black plating, but I bet it would depend on the specific manufacturer as well as other factors about the pen. i.e. how old it is and whether it's covered by a warranty or not.

 

I suspect it would be cost prohibitive to have it replated at your own expense.  :(







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