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Estie J: Is This Normal?


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#1 Rewpert

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 22:05

Hey All, 

 

I've just, with a good deal more trouble than I expected, opened up an Estie J to find this:

 

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As I hope you can make out in the photo, on the tier between the sac nipple and the gripping section proper there is an extra layer of material of some kind. It is rubbery, and looks to have been added over the base plastic of the part. Is this normal? I've only re-sacked one other Estie, and that did not have this.

 

The pen was a real pain to open up, you see, and I ended up cracking the lip of the barrel doing it, which I am really very cross with myself for doing.

 

This extra thickness on the part made the fit so tight that I just could not get it out. I'm a bit stumped on how to replace the section into the pen now too, since the section is wider than the opening in the top of the barrel, and trying to put the section back in causes the crack to prise open!

 

I purchased this pen second hand, and if this is not a standard part of the pen I might be inclined to put the blame for the cracked barrel this 'customisation'...and perhaps have a bit of a word with the person I purchased it from about their handiwork...

 

Any help greatly appreciated.

 

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Edited by Rewpert, 02 November 2019 - 22:06.


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Posted 02 November 2019 - 23:04

If I understand correctly what you are saying, someone may have installed a new sac without removing the remains of the old one still on the nipple of the section.. If an old sac ossifies, it can break away from the nipple and leave part of the rubber on the nipple, especially if it was installed with shellac.

 

Remove the sac and scrape the nipple clean before installing the new sac.


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Posted 04 November 2019 - 03:00

Early section. I see nothing unusual. Likely a barrel with no tray.

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 13:04

Oops! I misread the original post.


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Posted 04 November 2019 - 16:38

The part of the section in between the nipple and where you place your fingers comes cut in this way to insure the section firmly stays put in the barrel, it does not look modified. Later pens, such as the SM Deluxe do not have this feature. It's easy to break barrels if not enough heat is applied and too much force is used in removing the section, slow and steady are always best...


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 18:50

The part of the section in between the nipple and where you place your fingers comes cut in this way to insure the section firmly stays put in the barrel, it does not look modified. 

 

+1

Also, when reinstalling it ... when I run into one of these, I find that you can sand it down a bit with very fine sandpaper until it goes back in, snug but not loose.  Indeed, patience is the prime virtue.


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