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Is It Possible To Pull Out The Feed Of Pilot Custom Black Stripe?

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#1 cherrymerry

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 07:48

Hello FPN community. Recently I received my dream pen. And I have a problem: the pen doesn't want to write properly. Of course I flushed it, twice. I guess, may be the main feed channel clogged with old ink, so I need to extract the feed to clean it... It would be great to see your suggestions!



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#2 hari317

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 08:21

Pls post a pic of the nib and its underside.

Typically this pen has an inset nib. The feeder is fully enclosed in the section. To remove it, you first unscrew the cartridge piercer. Then the feeder comes out from converter end.
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Posted 13 September 2020 - 08:23

You dont need to extract the feed, try just standing the pen, nib down, in some warm (not hot!) water for several hours/days. You can also buy bottles of nib cleaner or pen flush. Good luck!

Ok, just seen Haris reply. He understood your problem better than me ....

Edited by bbs, 13 September 2020 - 08:25.

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#4 cherrymerry

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 08:49

bbs, I flushed the pen with soapy water twice for a day. Water comes out easily, but when I tried to clean the  feed channel (around the nib end) with piece of paper I found some greasy substance (dried ink I guess).

 

P.S. How to attach some photos here? Tried Google Drive and some image hosts, always get a message like "you don't allowed to post that image"...



#5 cherrymerry

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 08:53

This is the link to picture:

https://ibb.co/CtWg8bp

 

 

 

To remove it, you first unscrew the cartridge piercer.

I tried to apply some force to it with no result... I'm afraid to break it.

 

piercer image: https://ibb.co/QDXgkWQ


Edited by cherrymerry, 13 September 2020 - 08:59.


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Posted 13 September 2020 - 09:54

The piercer threads are locked with some glue. Use heat. There are two slots around the piercer. Make an appropriate tool to engage the slots( a pair of tweezers filed down works, so does a tool made by filing and shaping the end of a brass tube). Use dry heat then try with the tool. Patience, no forcing.

The nib has to be reattached with epoxy. http://www.fountainp...and-re-sealing/
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Posted 13 September 2020 - 11:12

hari317, big thanks for your help. I managed to unscrew the feed piercer and to clean the feed properly. It wasn't so dirty. Also I seen no glue on the piercer threads. About the nib: am I really have to reattach it with some epoxy? It sits nice (I guess) without.



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Posted 13 September 2020 - 11:26

hari317, big thanks for your help. I managed to unscrew the feed piercer and to clean the feed properly. It wasn't so dirty. Also I seen no glue on the piercer threads. About the nib: am I really have to reattach it with some epoxy? It sits nice (I guess) without.

thats excellent. You are welcome.
Try it without the epoxy, no harm. Generally epoxy fills the capillary space between the hood and nib thus preventing ink from entering there and leading to inky fingers as you write.

Edited by hari317, 13 September 2020 - 11:29.

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#9 cherrymerry

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 12:23

The pen cleaned everywhere now, assembled and inked. And needs some testing.

Question in another plane: what distance between the feed end and nib is "normal"? In my situation I can slip print paper between. 



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Posted 13 September 2020 - 12:57

On the inset nibs, the nib must touch the top of the enclosed feed without gap. You can insert a sheet of paper that deep. Can you pls post a side view with the nib mounted ?

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#11 cherrymerry

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 13:56

This is close-up view (the pen inked):

 

https://drive.google...iew?usp=sharing



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Posted 13 September 2020 - 15:15

IMO the gap is excessive. One way to test if it really matters is to store the pen nib up for a couple of hours. Then just uncap the pen and write. It should start right away.
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#13 cherrymerry

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 15:57

Ya, I think the gap is wider than it should be too. I inked the pen with Hero 203 blue ink (the most wet and fluid ink I have out of my ~30) and leaved it for night. Will see.


Edited by cherrymerry, 13 September 2020 - 15:59.


#14 cherrymerry

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 02:59

Report. After night I had a dry start (I stored the pen vertically with nib toward sky). I shook the pen and it helped. May be I need to make some nib/feed adjustment.



#15 cherrymerry

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 10:12

I guess that this topic should be closed, because topic question was successfully solved. Again, thanks everyone for help!







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