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Does Anyone Have Suggestions On Refurbishing The Estie 444 Dip-Less Pen Inkwells?


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Posted 10 September 2019 - 01:22

I really enjoy the 444 Dip-Less pens, and use a set (including one doublecset) on each of my desks. I have also used other Esterbrook Dip-Less set ups.

My question is, what are some tips for safely and lightly refurbishing examples which show the effects of time in storage, or some usage (not abuse-age!)?

I know how to keep them operating for years, by periodically adding drops of boiled, cooled distilled water (only freshly distilled, or freshly boiled, distilled water is free from bacterial or fungal contaminants) every few weeks to the ink supply if one is not writing a lot at that time, enough to need to top off the ink frequently.

But I am unsure of how to safely improve the cosmetics of these lovely and clever inkwells. Tips are appreciated!

Thanks!
Brian

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