Posted 24 June 2020 - 06:27
I use the arm centrifuge... but always, always wrap the pen in a cloth and hold it firmly by the nib and barrel as I swing the arm, well away from any obstacle...
The excess water wets the cloth and tells you when there's no more...
I usually wrap my pen components in a kitchen paper towel — which gives me better grip, as well as traps and absorbs any possibly staining droplets that fly out, just in case the items aren't as clean as I thought they were — before swinging my arm to "shake" them dry.
There was the time when I had the front half of my wife's Pilot Capless raden "galaxy" Vanishing Point (barrel only) wrapped in a paper towel, and I swung ... and the nose cone went straight through the newly formed wet spot on the paper towel, so the piece ended up hitting the floor tiles at high velocity, landing on the threaded part where the two halves of the barrel join.
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