I'm seeking your advice on what to do about the weird smell on two of my ranga pens.
They are both made of black ebonite with a matte finish. I don't know if the matte finish is more susceptible to fungi or bacteria setting up shop there.
I'm using one as an eyedropper filler so even inside the barrel there's more funky smell.
I'm not talking about the rubber smell which is expected. I think the smell can be best described as "sweaty socks".
Not very pleasant when you uncap the pen to start writing with it. The 4C has that smell on the section and barrel, and the sugarcane has a really bad smell inside the barrel.
Should I just soak overnight in a diluted solution of ammonia? Other cleaning solution? What's your preferred recipe/concentration level?
I believe I ordered this product "Shaklee® Basic-G® Concentrated Germicide" several years ago on Amazon based on previous advice from someone on FPN. I received the cleaner but never actually used it till now.
If this would be better than ammonia, what concentration should I go for?
Thanks for any help.