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Sheaffer Balance Ink Issue


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#1 Megaten

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 03:54

Hello all. My sheaffer balance is the only pen that does this but when I leave it alone for like a day for example, I take off the cap and the section and inner cap are all messy with ink. Im not sure whats causing this. Wondering if anyone else has this issue. Thanks. 



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#2 Robert111

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 14:18

Are you storing it nib up? If not, try it.

 

Some sacs (PVC?) allow air to infiltrate and thus if the nib end is lower than the sac gravity causes ink to leak out the feed.

 

Of course it may also be a leak in the sac, in which case you will need a new one.



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Posted 16 September 2020 - 19:57

Are you storing it nib up? If not, try it.

 

Some sacs (PVC?) allow air to infiltrate and thus if the nib end is lower than the sac gravity causes ink to leak out the feed.

 

Of course it may also be a leak in the sac, in which case you will need a new one.

Hello. I doubt the sac is the issue as I installed a new one and also put shellac to insure proper insertion. Ill try nib up thanks.



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Posted 18 September 2020 - 13:20

I've read that silicone sacs definitely allow air passage inside and can leak. 








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