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Hi all, I've been experience some leaking issues where the section joins the barrel of my Pelikan 100.

 

Is the below steps correct to fix the problem?

 

1) Untwist the section and barrel with some heat (or is it friction fit)

2) Coat the section threads with sealant

 

Which sealant do you think works better to make it airtight and leak proof? Rosin-based sealant, beeswax or the tar-based sealant on Penboard?

 

Thank you, looking forward to your advice.

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I may be wrong, but I think your referring to the nib unit where it fits into the section. If that is the case, you can take and grab the nib unit firmly, but gently( I usually use some thickly folded tissue) and give it a little turn to the right. The nib units are screw in and are meant to be easily changed. They do from writing come loose from time to time. You don't need to do anything but re-tighten them. Remember, firmly but gently! I hope this helps and that I have understood correctly.

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If you are still having issues, Rick Propas is the Pelikan guru and will give far better advice than I can.

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Please check with Rick about this problem and be absolutely sure of what you're going to do. FPN has many threads about members permanently damaging vintage pens because they did something that, in hindsight, was terribly wrong.

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I may be wrong, but I think your referring to the nib unit where it fits into the section. If that is the case, you can take and grab the nib unit firmly, but gently( I usually use some thickly folded tissue) and give it a little turn to the right. The nib units are screw in and are meant to be easily changed. They do from writing come loose from time to time. You don't need to do anything but re-tighten them. Remember, firmly but gently! I hope this helps and that I have understood correctly.

 

Hi, thank you for your kind reply, but I'm not refering to the nib unit. Rather, I'm referring to the threads where the cap screws in. The same threaded area connects the section to the barrel as well via internal threads, which is where the leak is occuring.

 

Hope this offers better clarification.

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Ahhh, the cap to the barrel, is the problem? Have you checked to see if the holes in the cap are still open? OR are they closed shut due to wax or some other materials.? So is the problem that when you take the cap off there is ink in the cap? OR just ink around the nib? When was the last time your cap was cleaned inside?

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Hi all, I've been experience some leaking issues where the section joins the barrel of my Pelikan 100.

 

Is the below steps correct to fix the problem?

 

1) Untwist the section and barrel with some heat (or is it friction fit)

2) Coat the section threads with sealant

 

Which sealant do you think works better to make it airtight and leak proof? Rosin-based sealant, beeswax or the tar-based sealant on Penboard?

 

Thank you, looking forward to your advice.

You are right. Pelikan 100 sections have been screwed in the barrel until 1940. Then, the design has been renewed an a one piece injection mold barrel was introduced.

 

To fix the leakage, you have to separate the section from the barrel. You should warm the barrel before unscrewing. When separated, you should clean the threads before assembling again.

 

I use just pure silicon grease to seal the threads. Good luck.

 

 

Christof

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I agree with Cristoph, apart from the part that I prefer to use rosin based sealant, but also the silicon grease it's ok.

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