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Hi everyone, I'm looking for something to use to clean nib slits with. I've heard brass shim stock works, but have been unable to obtain them here in the UK. But I have also heard that you can use other things to clean the slits, as long as it is thin enough.

 

So, if anybody has a tool you would like to sell, or has a recommendation for a DIY tool, please send me a PM :)

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Hi everyone, I'm looking for something to use to clean nib slits with. I've heard brass shim stock works, but have been unable to obtain them here in the UK. But I have also heard that you can use other things to clean the slits, as long as it is thin enough.

 

So, if anybody has a tool you would like to sell, or has a recommendation for a DIY tool, please send me a PM :)

 

If you can find an old computer diskette, the metal is perfect.

 

http://www.wellpromo.com/upload/upimg09/Formatted-3-1-2--Computer-Disk-233409.jpg

 

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I would like to blast some of mine with some Gun Scrubber, but am afraid that it would melt the pen.

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I have used brass sheets to clean nibs and it has worked fine, you can get them at many online pen retailers.

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I use those thin plastic transparencies for overhead projectors, hooking a corner into the nib hole and slowly pulling towards the tip.

 

OHP transparancies are also pliable enough to be dragged between nib and feed if one wants to clean out that space, and they can't scratch any pen parts. Of course one still needs to be careful not to damage the tipping, though I never had a problem there.

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I might have some diskettes left, but I'd have to dig around a little. Are you sure it would not scratch anything?

 

OHP transparecies are thin enough to do that? :hmm1: Might be worth a try, thanks!

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Hi everyone, I'm looking for something to use to clean nib slits with. I've heard brass shim stock works, but have been unable to obtain them here in the UK. But I have also heard that you can use other things to clean the slits, as long as it is thin enough.

 

So, if anybody has a tool you would like to sell, or has a recommendation for a DIY tool, please send me a PM :)

 

If you can find an old computer diskette, the metal is perfect.

 

http://www.wellpromo.com/upload/upimg09/Formatted-3-1-2--Computer-Disk-233409.jpg

 

 

I would like to know how the cleaning process is done exactly. I have tons of diskettes around here.

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Hi everyone, I'm looking for something to use to clean nib slits with. I've heard brass shim stock works, but have been unable to obtain them here in the UK. But I have also heard that you can use other things to clean the slits, as long as it is thin enough.

 

So, if anybody has a tool you would like to sell, or has a recommendation for a DIY tool, please send me a PM :)

 

If you can find an old computer diskette, the metal is perfect.

 

http://www.wellpromo.com/upload/upimg09/Formatted-3-1-2--Computer-Disk-233409.jpg

 

 

I would like to know how the cleaning process is done exactly. I have tons of diskettes around here.

 

I've found it's safer to cut up a piece of the mylar-like plastic recording disc inside. OK, it doesn't last as long as metal but there's plenty of it. I thought at first some of the surface coating might rub off and block between the tines but it doesn't appear to do this.

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Hi everyone, I'm looking for something to use to clean nib slits with. I've heard brass shim stock works, but have been unable to obtain them here in the UK. But I have also heard that you can use other things to clean the slits, as long as it is thin enough.

 

So, if anybody has a tool you would like to sell, or has a recommendation for a DIY tool, please send me a PM :)

 

If you can find an old computer diskette, the metal is perfect.

 

 

 

 

Might be time for a disclaimer!

I will not take responsability for anything damaged. I NEVER touch the iridium, I just cut a strip and use it between the gold tines to remove ink stains that otherwise won't come off. For the iridium, the mylar sounds safer.

 

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Hi everyone, I'm looking for something to use to clean nib slits with. I've heard brass shim stock works, but have been unable to obtain them here in the UK. But I have also heard that you can use other things to clean the slits, as long as it is thin enough.

 

So, if anybody has a tool you would like to sell, or has a recommendation for a DIY tool, please send me a PM :)

 

On ebay.co.uk

 

Brass shim.

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