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Is It Ok To Reuse A Parker 51 Sac?

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#1 Venemo

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Posted 27 August 2020 - 14:36

I've disassembled a couple of Parker 51s for cleaning and tuning. On one of these pens, the sac came off even though I didn't really want to take it off. I assume when I heated it up in order to take off the hood, it must've also destroyed whatever was holding this sac in place.

 

The sac itself is somewhat discolored but it doesn't seem torn or damaged in any way.

 

Is it okay to reuse this old sac by shellacing it back to the connector when I reassemble the pen? Or is this something that I shouldn't do?



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Posted 27 August 2020 - 14:46

Shellac it back on.  This was Farmboy's advice to me some years ago.  Passing it on.


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Posted 27 August 2020 - 14:54

Shellac it back on.  This was Farmboy's advice to me some years ago.  Passing it on.

I'll do that, thanks for the suggestion.

Is there any way to remove the discoloration? I tried to clean it out but it didn't help at all.



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Posted 27 August 2020 - 15:36

Is there any way to remove the discoloration?

 

Replace the sac.  One of David Nishimura's PVC 51 sacs is identical to the original, and really isn't all that expensive.

 

Once the sac is stained, it's stained.


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Posted 29 August 2020 - 04:21

Does the connector have a mushy nipple?

I was in on the 51 sac thing. I think I have used 5-6 in an instance where I had to replace it. Certainly less than 10. I have a 123 year supply. I don’t replace them or even take them off unless requested to do so or there is damage.

DN sacs are not a perfect copy but appear as good as the originals
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