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The absolute best way to remove and install most jewels in Parker Vacumatics and 51's is actually very simple. Get a hot glue gun and put a generous drop on it. After it hardens, you can turn the glue blob and the jewel comes out easily. Peel off when done. I've done this tons of times with no ill effects to jewels. Anything stubborn just requires a 5 minute soak in water before turning. To date, I've never had it not work. Hope this helps someone, since it beats all other methods I've tried by a long shot.

I am thinking of trying using sealing wax to hold a Parker 75 tassie so that I can unscrew it. I have gotten some off using a rubber band etc. for gripping but some tassies are more resistant to unscrewing.

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Use a rosin based sealant.

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ColdDeadHand

Would there be anything wrong with using a good, non-abrasive eraser to unscrew the jewel?

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The absolute best way to remove and install most jewels in Parker Vacumatics and 51's is actually very simple. Get a hot glue gun and put a generous drop on it. After it hardens, you can turn the glue blob and the jewel comes out easily. Peel off when done. I've done this tons of times with no ill effects to jewels. Anything stubborn just requires a 5 minute soak in water before turning. To date, I've never had it not work. Hope this helps someone, since it beats all other methods I've tried by a long shot.

 

I am not sure if you still read the FPN but I wanted to thank you for this most excellent tip.

 

I have managed to remove three recalcitrant clip screw jewels from three English Duofolds very easily using your technique. Previously, I had no success on these pens with the conventional methods.

 

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I agree with Hari. Thank you monkeydonot for this clever hack!

 

After days of trying, I finally got the jewel out thanks to the heat gun trick. See below:

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