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Cracked Barrel On Faber-Castell Ambition


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#1 YGingras

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 20:49

After stupidly dropping one of my favourite pens, it developed a small crack on the barrel.  A few years later, I started traveling back and forth between the Southwest desert and the Pacific Northwest.  I guess that the massive difference in humidity between the two places is to blame because now I have a pretty big crack in there, which I find too ugly to ignore anymore.  Faber-Castell charges $80 for the repair, which is not too bad, but I'm wondering if other people here know of other places that they would recommend for such a repair. 



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#2 Ron Z

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 21:18

That's a pretty good price.  You're likely to spend half of what they want to replace the barrel, to have someone solvent weld it - plus shipping.  That assumes of course that the acrylic is one that our solvents will work with.  I know that some guys do, but I very, very, rarely use superglue to repair a barrel.  I've found that most of the time the results are inadequate. 


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#3 YGingras

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 13:58

OK, fair enough!  I'm shipping the pen back to Faber Castell.  Thank you for the second opinion.  :-)








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