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Pilot Custom 823 Hairline Barrel Cracks

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#1 jmccarty3

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Posted 03 September 2020 - 15:50

My Pilot Custom 823 has started to leak small amounts of ink from the lower barrel and the trim ring. There appears to be a tiny hairline crack in the area. The pen has not been disassembled. The problem began after a normal flushing due to an ink change. Any way to repair this?

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Posted 03 September 2020 - 16:04

...and I bet it's close to or along the seam.

 

This is a tough repair because the acrylic doesn't respond to the solvents we use very well, and the pressure of the 0-ring seems to put enough stress on the area that it opens up again. 

 

If I were to repair it, I would also remove the 0-ring, and seal the threads with a rosin based thread sealant


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#3 jmccarty3

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Posted 03 September 2020 - 16:32

...and I bet it's close to or along the seam.

 

This is a tough repair because the acrylic doesn't respond to the solvents we use very well, and the pressure of the 0-ring seems to put enough stress on the area that it opens up again. 

 

If I were to repair it, I would also remove the 0-ring, and seal the threads with a rosin based thread sealant

 

I will send you an email requesting a repair. Thanks


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Posted 14 September 2020 - 09:33

Ron's work is peerless, for sure, but why not email pilot and see what they can do? They replaced a cracked section on my justus 95 for free.


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