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Weird Stains “Under The Skin” (M805 Stresemann)

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#1 Comapedrosa

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 23:49

Hi, I was pretty happy with my new Pelikan M805 Stresemann (my second M800 - I couldn't resist the grey stripes!!). But very unfortunately it has developed some nasty stains, apparently *within* the walls of the barrel.

I've attached a photo that shows the problem. This is a *completely full* pen. If they were regular ink stains, then I don't think that they would be visible with a filled barrel. This is only the 3rd time I've ever filled the pen. And the only ink I've ever used is Aurora Black!!! Weirdly the ink seems to creep up in the celluloid material..? You can see that especially at the base of the barrel, where it meets the black section. Frustrating... I got the pen for a good price from Cult Pens, and did email them about this, but have never gotten any response.

Would much appreciate your advice! Has anyone ever witnessed anything similar?

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#2 zaddick

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 00:40

Either your pen has a cracked you can't see in the section letti g ink seep out or you really dip your pen far into an ink bottle to fill. The celluloid is just a sleeve.

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#3 Comapedrosa

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 00:57

humm, thanks for the quick response zaddick. Even if i had dipped it THAT far down, where does the stain 1/3 up the barrel come from?

 

Do you think there's any way to clean/fix this?



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Posted 07 November 2018 - 01:21

It's possible capillary action would draw it up, then partially dry so it is a separate section. But I am guessing it is a defect in the body of the pen or the connection with the section letting ink to the space behind the celluloid binde.

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#5 Comapedrosa

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 01:45

Arrrgggg  :bawl:



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Posted 07 November 2018 - 03:32

Contact Pelikan Germany.

It may take some persistence to get them to answer, but in the end they will fix it for you (for free).



#7 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 20:20

If under warrantee, Chartpack ..the Pelikan distributor/repair in the States should do so, but if they mention $, go Pelikan Hanover.

Chartpack does not have a good name here....if the pen is not still under warrantee.


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 20:57

He bought the pen from Cult Pens, so Chartpak probably won't honor the warranty. I'd go straight to Pelikan Germany. They are just going to give you a new pen barrel. I'd ask if you can keep the nib in your possession so you don't chance it getting swapped out too by accident (especially if you like the way it writes).

Edit: I'd email Cult Pens again...and again. They will respond eventually; probably just a fluke that you haven't heard back yet.

Edited by sirgilbert357, 09 November 2018 - 20:59.


#9 Comapedrosa

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 21:48

CultPen just reaponded and invited me to send them the fountain pen. Will do that and take if from there (all the cost savings from buying from them will probably go away in shipping...)

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 02:23

There’s a pretty good chance Cult Pens will refund your shipping costs. They did so for me in a similar situation.





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