Introducing the most reliable pen I own. It never hard starts even after sitting untouched for a week, never skips, and never leaks. The only problem is that polished metal grip section. My fingers slip and the pen tends to rotate in my grip. How much better would this pen be if the section was plastic? Or rubber? Enter Plasti-Dip, the $25 solution.
I didn't want to mess with this nib by trying to yank it since it's absolutely perfect. So I covered it in paper and masked it.
I used an empty Waterman cartridge to support the section so I didn't need to mask the whole pen barrel
It was late at night and the 'Dip is black, so it's hard to see but this is one freshly applied coat.
Layed to dry on my professional drying rack
After sitting over night (far longer than a single coat needs to sit for) it's a nice flat black.
The Dip cured to the masking tape and some of it peeled off when I lifted the mask, but this is the pen reassembled
I'll have to peel it off and start again since things got a little messy when I lifted the masking tape. Next time I'll apply the dip, let it sit for 20 minutes and then remove the tape after the Dip stops running, but before it fully cures.
Doesn't look half bad and it's a lot easier to hold on to now.