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  1. Several years ago, before I found this wonderful website, I had purchased Noodler's Bay State Blue ink to go into ALL my pens (yes, I heard the Siren's call. I'm completely enamored with that brilliant blue). I had no idea that ANY ink could be bad for a fountain pen (save for India Ink). Unlike most pen users, I don't particularly like changing ink on a regular basis. My infatuation is primarily for the pens so, like Steve Jobs who only wore one kind of mock turtle-neck shirt and jeans, I wanted to use only one kind of ink. I was completely indiscriminate about it. I loaded everything: Sheaffer Balance II Aspen, Parker 51, Parker Vacumatic, Parker Duo-Fold, Pelikan M100, Pilot MYU 701 and various Esterbrooks. (I was absolutely mad with desire for this ink.) But, I started getting weird vibes almost immediately about the way it reacted in my different pens and within days I was flushing it out of almost everything I had. I could tell, almost within hours, that it was causing strange flow issues with some of my pens. I can't explain it. Almost like eating something foreign, while visiting a different country, and then quickly realizing that you were going to regret it in a few hours. Now, here I am several years later, and I'm reading all this important information about NOT mixing BSB with other inks. I'm sure I didn't clean my pens as thoroughly as being suggested here, before I loaded BSB. And my writing experience, with the various pens, did begin to suffer. Skipping and bad ink flow became common to the point where I actually set my precious pens aside to focus on other hobbies for years. I know I didn't have the BSB in my pens for very long (some pens maybe several months), but I want to give everything a complete cleaning today. What do you suggest I do in order to remove any former BSB ink from my nibs, sacks and converters? I don't really want to get into taking everything apart, unless I absolutely have to (I'm not familiar with the mechanics of these pens). From my previous drafting days I have a bottle of Koh-i-noor Rapido-eze pen cleaner, and a small bottle of Higgins pen cleaner. Should I just soak my nibs and sacks for several days, or will I need an ultrasound cleaner? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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