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P75 How To Separate Nib From Feed?


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#1 morningtundra

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 14:57

I have an early P75 Nib and Feed assembly that I want to clean.

 

With my other examples, I am able to gently but firmly push the base of the gold Nib forward and slide it off the Feed (without touching the tines).

 

There appears to be a friction fit, tongue and groove arrangement that allows the two pieces to slide apart.

 

This particular example will not budge. I've soaked it in warm and soapy water but they still refuse to separate. 

 

Is there a technique, tool or product I should explore?

 

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#2 alexwi

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 15:42

Hi Morningtundra!

 

I'm in the same boat. I've had a p75 nib assembly soaking in Rapidoeze since Saturday for this same reason (haven't checked it because I've been swamped with work).

 

Here's that conversation: http://www.fountainp...-from-the-feed/

 

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 15:53

Technique and tool.  I'm a professional pen mechanic, and I don't like to do it.  It can be very difficult to do even with experience.    With prongs in the sides of the nib that dig into the feed, they aren't designed to come apart easily like the Lamy Safari nibs are.

 

You are better off soaking in and flushing with Rapidoeze.  Use a very fine guitar string to clean out the ink channels if you have to.  Disassembly is a last resort.


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 16:54

Some were also glued from the factory.

This is a new old stock P75 flighter.

 

 

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 18:19

Why they glued the nib to the feed?

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 18:37

Hi Morningtundra!

 

I'm in the same boat. I've had a p75 nib assembly soaking in Rapidoeze since Saturday for this same reason (haven't checked it because I've been swamped with work).

 

Here's that conversation: http://www.fountainp...-from-the-feed/

 

Alex

 

Alex,

 

This is an interesting thread.

 

Were you able to get them separated in the end?

 

I'm surprised at the price of Rapidoeze (!). What on earth is in this stuff? Is it worth the money over say, warm soap solution?


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 18:40

Some were also glued from the factory.

 

Can you elaborate a bit more on this?

 

My nib and feed came with a (very) early Section with metal threads.

 

If this nib and feed were intended by Parker to not be separated, I can live with this and will satisfy myself with repeated gentle soaking and flushing.



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 20:03

Some were also glued from the factory.

 

No.  No glue used.  A very snug fit with prongs on the sides.  Any adhesive would break down with the constant immersion in ink.

 

This is a picture of a 75 nib before forming an slitting from the Parker75.com website.  Note the tabs on the sides.

 

 

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 20:48

Do NOT disassemble if you do not REALLY REALLY have to.

 

Clean it in an ultrasonic cleaner.

And make sure that the nib does NOT touch the side of the tub, or you could damage the tipping.

 

Then soak overnight or longer.


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Posted 25 June 2018 - 03:45

I got  much the same advice from The Pensmith here in Aus... they refuse to even try to remove the nib because of their previous lack of success, breaking the feed in the process.

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