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  1. Hi everyone, I recently bought a Pelikan M400 EF nib that was smooth like butter and wrote very nicely, except it had restricted flow in certain directions (typical of Pelikan EF nibs). In the past I have attempted to adjust myself several nibs with more or less success. Now all I have in my house is a nail buff and other items like leather, glass, what not. After increasing the flow and correctly re-aligning the tines, it wrote perfect except it had a bit of tooth, something to be expected when opening up a nib which was not polished with having it open like this in mind. I took a nai
  2. I have recently inherited two Pelikan pens, a 100N in tortoiseshell, and a 100N in grey marble, whose restoration process I would like to share with you. These pens originally belonged to my grandfathers, hadn’t been used for many years, and were suffering from several problems, which a number of specialized repairers that I contacted in Europe – namely in Portugal, Spain, England and Germany – were unable to solve. Then I was lucky enough to learn about the work of Mr. Francis Goossens, also known as ‘Fountainbel’, who is a retired mechanical engineer from Belgium who nowadays dedicates to d
  3. Hi I am very much an amateur repairer so I apologise for the naivety of my question (and also if this question has been asked before). I have a Parker Maxima which is generally in pretty good condition. Its only issue is that where the cap has been slid on to the body it has caused the body finish to become matt - no gouges or individual scratches, it has just lost its shiny finish. I don't want to make matters any worse that they are, so with which grade of abrasive paper should I begin? Thanks Andrew
  4. victorbravo

    Polishing Silver Pens

    Silver pens like the Oppenheim and Gandhi (partly Silver) tarnish rather quickly. MB does have a polishing cloth that does an acceptable job of buffing the pen if it is slightly tarnished. Hoever, once it is a dark tarnish then only a silver polish like Silvo or 3M's Silver polish does a good job. Some say that the latter will eat up the Silver and therefore should not be used at all. Having a dull pen is not an option! Taking it in to MB for a service and polish each time is expensive and inconvenient. Any views, experiences or suggestions?
  5. http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/2014-Inklings/slides/2014-Ink_829.jpghttp://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/2014-Inklings/slides/2014-Ink_830.jpg
  6. Anyone out there have any recommendations to polish resin (Montblanc) while still protecting plated metal parts? My question is about good polishing compounds from courser to finer, is the use of buffing wheel recommended and if so what type of polishing compound. More importantly protecting the gold plated clip and barrel rings. Thanks, Bill Kiel
  7. It will be nice if this gets pinned... hoping for a kind Mod to help out. This thread will be used to update the list as necessary. Swatches will follow. SWATCHES...... (up to 63 for now) C.
  8. KWZI Group Buy 3 - Here We Go Again... We are back!!!... North America and UK !!! http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/dancing/super-happy-dance-smiley-emoticon.gif We have EXPANDED AGAIN !!!... New Amazing Inks are being brewed at Ink Master Konrad’s Lair… and now we have open the Group Buy to the UK too !!!!!!!! We have 48 Colors available !!!! Highlights of GB3.... · 30 Standard Ink colors · 18 Iron Gall Ink colors · 12 Colors never previously available in a Group Buy · 14 BRAND NEW Colors !!
  9. missuslovett

    Scratches In A Montblanc

    Is there any (hopefully) easy way of getting scratches or dents from a vintage Monblanc? They're not that bad but I'd like to make my Monty as sparkly as possible. Suggestions would be welcome.
  10. brunotx

    Starwalker Extreme Cap Scratch

    Hi, Today, I had a little accident with my Starwalker Extreme Rollerball. With no reason, I rubbed the cap on a sheet of paper: clonclusion: the cap have now a scratch that incomodate me. I'd like to know if there is a way to remove the scratch. http://puu.sh/hwmk2/2b5ccd7e6d.png Regards, Bruno.
  11. I bought this package when TLMG offered a sale and a free cloth. I didn't have anything like this, and I knew I needed something to take care of my pens and an unknown lot arriving from the Bay. It came super fast. I opened it and was impressed by the cloth--it's huge and soft. In this photo, the caps have been opened. They were originally secured by the kind of plastic rings you get on pop bottles. No leaking. The instructions are actually for 2-step. I messaged TLMG who confirmed that indeed step 0 is for taking out scratches. It's slightly abrasive, he said; don't use too much
  12. KWZI Group Buy 2 - The Sequel.. We are back!!! http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/MSN_Emoticons/MSN-Emoticon-014.gif KWZI Group Buy 2 has expanded 100% - Now there is the possibility of up to 200 lovely bottles of KWZI ambrosia up for grabs. KWZI will always try hard to not disappoint their fans. We have a waiting list of ink enthusiasts that we are ready to address. If you put your name on the original KWZI North American Group Buy, then you are set. To maximize efficiency and quality of KWZI inks, we are limiting the colors that will be available for this Group Buy
  13. Hey everyone! So, in the past month or so that I've been active on the forum, I've really fallen in love with you all. I've been thinking of a way to show it and, as the title suggests, I think I came up with a great one. From now until September 30th, if you grab one of the "Ultimate Pen Polish" kits, you will get an entry to win a BRAND NEW Montblanc LeGrand Fountain pen. http://i.imgur.com/ZJQCtE5.jpg As always, you will get the FPN discount of ~20% off, as well as free domestic shipping, at-cost international shipping, and a free micro-fiber polishing cloth! And, of course, you
  14. Divebunny

    Polishing Kit For Montblanc Pens

    Hi everyone, Sorry if this is a "beaten to death topic" but I have read some old posts about a fantastic polishing kit and have tried to contact the writers/contributors without any luck. Does anyone know if it is still available (in UK) and if so, where from? Thanks for the help
  15. http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/2014-Inklings/slides/2014-Ink_790.jpghttp://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/2014-Inklings/slides/2014-Ink_799.jpg
  16. The original KWZI 1-47 reviews are here.. Thanks to Konrad and Dale (dcroe05), without them this work would have never been possible. Konrad for creating these amazing inks, Dale for his generosity in sharing his samples with me. The Iron Galls are marked with a big "IG" under its respective swab. I have a few favorites... (like 30... ) .. but I will let you pick your favorites. I hope you enjoy drooling over these amazing inks.. as much as I enjoyed reviewing them.
  17. Hi guys! I bought a Flitz polish paste and tried to polish my Parker Frontier. It turned out that there's no effect turning my dirty resin into a shiny one but instead, it became even less shiny. (Even it's impossible to remove the paste coating. The only way to bring it back was using toothpaste to scratch off the polish paste.) I used my glass cloth to polish it just as the instruction said. Is there somewhere wrong? How can I polish it? Thx!
  18. Hello All… This is the highly anticipated KWZI – Group Buy !!! This is KWZI first Transatlantic Group Buy, but it won’t be the last. If your favorite color is not available today, do not despair. Konrad is busy replenishing his stock and old and new colors will be available for future Group Buys. Price: Standard Ink (60ml): $10 USD Iron Gall Ink (60ml): $12 USD Shipping: Overseas Shipping is built into price. You will only be charge for North American shipping. Please select the number of bottles you are committing to buy on the form linked below. We have very
  19. TassoBarbasso

    Wooden Pens: How To Make Them Shine?

    Hi All! I have a Pilot Custom made of maple wood with a really nice grain. However, I would really like to make the wood surface a bit more shiny. I don't want to apply any paint or chemicals, I was just wondering if there's a way to polish it till it looks a bit less dull. thanks, Fabio
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  21. Hello all! I received my Nakaya Neo-standard in Kuro-Tamenuri around 3 weeks back and I noticed that it wasn't as shiny as I had seen in the pictures. The shine isn't as prominent when compared to my other pens such as the Sailor 1911m, Pilot 92 (All black plastic). The Nakaya has a slightly dulled look - is this normal? Does it get shinier as time goes by? One thing I will say though is that I haven't seen any micro-scratches at all on the body - really quite impressive. The Nakaya & the Pilot. Hopefully you can see the pen on the right is shinier. Anyways, does anyone have any exp
  22. I was given some old Tryphon pen products and the instructions said that the scratch remover can be used to get rid of hard rubber oxydation. I tried it on a spot of hard rubber in a filligree overlay on a hard rubber pen. The problem? The only area that seems to go back to black is the center spot inside the filligree detail but not all the way to the edges. So, I have a spot of nice black surrounded by still oxydized hard leather. I tried Q-tips to get up to the edges but that didn't help. Suggestions?
  23. Just to say I cleaned my Summit and Conway Stewart Vintage pens with Autoglym Rubber bumper (fender to you Yanks ) cleaner/restorer. They came up a treat (though slightly slippery to begin with, they're harder to grip with no muck and a polished surface) Nice shine, though not too shinny and they are a slightly deeper black colour now as well. Seems like a good choice. Oh and it smells better than rubber as well. What cleaner/restorers have others had success with?
  24. Edit: added pictures Hello. I've just gotten my Sheaffer Valor and have been using it for a few days at school. I haven't been doing anything that may have caused it like running around or dropping it, but there seems to be a faint mark on different parts of the acrylic pen. I suspect these may be capping/posting marks, as they are in the right place and are in ring shapes. There is one directly below the nib, one on the upper body and one at the very tip. If a fellow owner of an acrylic pen could assist in identifying these marks and any potential tips on maintenance and perhaps a soluti
  25. DrSterling

    Polishing Your Pens

    Hey Pelikan Forum, I picked up my first Pelikan a month or so ago, a gorgeous Souveran M805 in black. I absolutely love it, and It's become my daily writer for my notes in college. Despite keeping it in a pen case while it's not in use, it's picked up some very small and fine scratches. They're actually very difficult to see if the lighting isn't right or if you don't look closely. Although I know and accept that this is a natural occurrence in a daily use pen, I'm afraid that I've always been a perfectionist, and like to keep my belongings in the best possible condition. Does anyone here p
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