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Pilot Non Sel-Filling Pen Question

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#1 Dip n Scratch

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 14:59

I bought one of these. Why on earth is there foam inside the barrel?

It just soaks up ink and complicates cleaning it if you want to load a different colour of ink.

Suggestions how to get the offending foam out welcomed.

The thing still burps when the ink gets low, so it's nothing to do with that issue.



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#2 pitonyak

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 17:04

What model pen is this? I don't think that I have ever seen foam in a pen that would be soaking up ink. 



#3 prashant.tikekar

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 05:51

The simple solution I use is to remove the plastic sleeve from the section, compress the foam insert in the barrel using wooden pencil and use standard Pilot cartridge which can be easily refilled using small eyedropper / syringe. This way it is easy to change inks and limiting ink capacity which in turn prevents burping. 



#4 prashant.tikekar

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 05:54

What model pen is this? I don't think that I have ever seen foam in a pen that would be soaking up ink. 

 Pilot Non Self Filling pen also known as Pilot Tank.

http://www.fountainp...g-fountain-pen/



#5 pitonyak

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 14:56

 Pilot Non Self Filling pen also known as Pilot Tank.

http://www.fountainp...g-fountain-pen/

 

Thanks for the link.... I did not even know that it existed. 



#6 Driften

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 16:23

I would have expected the foam would have prevented burping... oh well.







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