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Conway Stewart Needs Complete Restoration. Who To Send To?

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#1 AlohaJim

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 14:58

I have a Conway Stewart in excellent outside condition. I sent it to a pen repair person for a complete restoration, new sac, nib tuned and polished. I got it back and all it got was "grease" and does not fill or write. Charge was $17. (restoration quote was $40)

 

Rather than pursue with this fellow and waste my time, are there any reputable pen restorers, repair persons in the USA, with an online website, that I can send my pen to for restoration and nib tuning and polish?

 

Thanks for your help.

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 15:04

CS pens are an easy restoration..... usually!

 

You might do well to identify the model you are refering to, and the known issues, otherwise you will simply attract another guy who thinks it is a quick buck  for an easy fix.



#3 Ron Z

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 16:05

I got it back and all it got was "grease" and does not fill or write.

 

Which means that they never tested the pen after working on it. 


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#4 AlohaJim

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 17:46

CS pens are an easy restoration..... usually!

 

You might do well to identify the model you are refering to, and the known issues, otherwise you will simply attract another guy who thinks it is a quick buck  for an easy fix.

 

I have been thinking of doing it myself since I've have other hobbies that are far more intricate, etc.

But, not sure if I want to step into the world of fountain pen repair or refub for my own pens as I get them and as they need servicing.

Should I take the step?


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#5 AlohaJim

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 17:47

 

Which means that they never tested the pen after working on it. 

You're right.

Scary thought.


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#6 Ron Z

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 18:01

 

I have been thinking of doing it myself since I've have other hobbies that are far more intricate, etc.

But, not sure if I want to step into the world of fountain pen repair or refub for my own pens as I get them and as they need servicing.

Should I take the step?

 

That's your call. Lots of people do, which is why I spend so much time answering questions here on FPN. Maybe we've saved a few pens along the way. :thumbup:

 

Pen repair is not rocket science, but there are some pitfalls, so best to try your hand on a few lower end pens before tackling something really nice or a pen you care about.


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Posted 06 October 2019 - 22:52

Unfortunately, the way of learning pen repair, leads to broken pens. That's how we end up with our spares stock, and hopeless basket cases. Once you have have serviced a good number of inconsequential pens, you will gain the tactile "feel" to service more important pens.
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Posted 07 October 2019 - 02:07

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#9 Honeybadgers

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 05:41

Ron's very quietly making his presence known.

 

Send it to him. I physically could not be happier with the EXTENSIVE work he did to get my wahl doric fixed, and he did it at a stellar price.


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Posted 08 October 2019 - 23:10

I know my limitations.   I'll do old lever fillers, but I'm paying Danny to take care of three of my 'to be serviced' pens (over 11 years "need to be serviced"), and another three to someone he recommended, where I don't have the card on me at the moment. 

 

<edit> - Sherell Tyree of Inkpen was to whom I gave my Sheaffer piston fillers for service. 


Edited by Bibliophage, 09 October 2019 - 00:12.






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