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Polishing Pelikan Barrel


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#1 Ashurbanipals Beard

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 22:30

An unfortunate side-effect of the term suddenly going virtual was that some of my pens sat unused for longer than expected. One, a lovely Pelikan, had ink in the cap which stained the barrel. A particularly thick layer of dried ink built up on the barrel where the cap ended. I took some 400 grit sandpaper to the afflicted areas and have successfully removed the stains, but now the areas are duller compared to the areas of the barrel that did not need de-staining. Is there any DIY way of restoring the luster (finer sandpaper, one hopes)?



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#2 bsenn

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 00:49

Micro-Mesh...

https://blog.anderso...ing-micro-mesh/

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#3 Conradandhispens

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 02:35

I second micro mesh. follow that up with some micro gloss and it will be good to go. 



#4 austinwft

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 03:32

I second micro mesh. follow that up with some micro gloss and it will be good to go. 

 

On  most surface scratches I've dealt with I've found the NOVUS products to do an amazing job.

 

And when you follow the Novus 2 Fine Scratch Remover with the Micro-Gloss Type 1 Polish, available from both Main Street Pens and Anderson pens, you'll get an amazingly glossy finish.

 

https://www.amazon.c...=gateway&sr=8-1

 

https://andersonpens...-1-1-oz-bottle/



#5 joss

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 07:45

Which Pelikan pen are you referring to?

Using sandpaper to remove dried ink seems a bit harsh because the ink likely did not stain the barrel permanently.



#6 mana

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 09:17

Another vote for Micro-Mesh followed by Micro-Gloss, have touched up a number of vintage pens (celluloid & acrylic) using that combination.

Just go easy and move from more coarse to finer grits while checking the results often and you should be good to go. Final polish with a soft cloth loaded with Micro-Gloss type 1 like austinwft said.
 
From what I understand Novus should work too but I have not used those products myself.



#7 eachan

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 10:35

I use Novus for scratch removal.  Used as a system, from No3 to No1 it does a splendid job.

 

400 grit sandpaper!!!


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#8 Ashurbanipals Beard

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 00:32

Thanks, everyone! I've just ordered micro-mesh from AP and will give this a go!








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