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  1. butangmucat

    Vintage Piston Filler - Stiff Piston

    Hello, I have got two Pelikan Go pistion fillers, one NOS and one used. The NOS one was filled with Noodler's Polar Blue for about three weeks and forgot to clean it. Today I changed it to Polar Black. When I was cleaning the pen I found that its piston was not buttery smooth (which my other Go and my TWSBIS are) and needs some little effort to operate the piston. I searched the forum and most suggestions involved using silicon oil (I have some from my TWSBI) but according to S Bre Brown, this pen cannot be taken apart for service. I cannot remember if this pen was buttery smooth and why I was using a lubracating ink. Will this demage the pen and will libracating ink work? What should I take care of in the future?
  2. Hi. I am a newbie (not to fountain pens, but to fp blogs) and this is my first post, so be gentle with me. Hopefully, the answer to my question is not an obvious one that will bring forth a chorus of “Der!”. One of the pens in my collection (list below) - the Conway Stewart Winston - has a slight issue in that, when I screw on the cap, the thread seems just a little stiff and slightly more pressure is needed to rotate the cap. It is not that there is any significant resistance, or any risk of damage, it is just that all my other pens can be capped with a smooth motion. I have previously owned a couple of modern Conway Stewarts and they both had smoothly operating cap threads. Is there anything that I can use to lightly lubricate the thread to ease the process without damaging the resin from which the pen is made? Thanks in advance for your help! FP Collection I am a freelance company secretary (known as a corporate secretary in the US, I believe) and have a portfolio of clients for whom I minute board meetings. I always use fountain pens to do so (before producing the minutes in MSWord) and all of my pens (except the Conway Stewart, which is too large) are regularly used for this purpose. So I am a constant fp user with a large handwritten output. · Conway Stewart Winston : Classic Claret · Montblanc Meisterstuck 146 · Pelikan Souveran M800 : Black (TWO) · Pelikan Souveran M800 : Green · Onoto Dickens Collection : Chuzzlewit · Onoto Magna : Havana Brown · Pilot Custom 823 : Black Demonstrator · Parker Duofold Centennial : Jasper Red

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