Jump to content
Classifieds is broken, please do not submit any new ads ×

Baystate Blue In Medium Preppy..... Problems!? Help!



stoof2010

Recommended Posts

So i got a bottle of baystate blue.... also got a preppy for obvious reasons...

Went well for about 3 days. Wrote great, flowed great, looked great on paper.

Then last night, all of a sudden the flow just stopped. ..

I noticed the finsin the feed had filled more over the three days, as well as the threads on the barrel even though i iaed silicone grease and an o-ring to convert it to an ED (but not leaking)....

I tried wiping the nib (which was covered in the ink,) wiping it with a wet napkin, flossing the tines (best i could without trying to remove tye nib from the feed.... nothing.

Tried dropping it nib down into a cup of water and niticed some flow coming out of the nib, so i dried it a bit, but still nothing.

Finally, i opened tge barrel and put in 5 or so drops of water. Now after letting it sit, it does write but having bad start issues and will still stop, skip, and all other sorts of annoying things.

My question is, what did i do wrong??

Ive heard of people leaving theirs for weeks and picking them up and writing fine!!!

:-( im sad because i like the cokor but wont put it in another pen.

PLEASE HELP!!!

-Stefan

 

 

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk245/WIKKID85/me/pen%20stuff/SnailBadge.png

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk245/WIKKID85/me/pen%20stuff/unnamed.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 18
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • stoof2010

    7

  • mhosea

    5

  • amberleadavis

    3

  • ConnallMac

    1

Unless you were sloppy with the silicone grease and got some on the feed inside, I'd say bad preppy. I've given up on a couple. Clean it out very thoroughly with some water with a drop of dish soap. Follow with a clear water flush ( use a bulb syringe if you have one). Let it dry overnight nib down in some paper towels to wick out water, and then give it one more try.

I know my id is "mhosea", but you can call me Mike. It's an old Unix thing.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Waski_the_Squirrel

I had Baystate Blue in my Preppy for about a year before the pen itself cracked. I never had any issues.

 

I would suggest pulling out the nib and feed together, cleaning, and putting them back in. For me, the Preppy has been amazingly cooperative with even my most difficult inks.

Edited by Waski_the_Squirrel

Proud resident of the least visited state in the nation!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Unless you were sloppy with the silicone grease and got some on the feed inside, I'd say bad preppy. I've given up on a couple. Clean it out very thoroughly with some water with a drop of dish soap. Follow with a clear water flush ( use a bulb syringe if you have one). Let it dry overnight nib down in some paper towels to wick out water, and then give it one more try.

Ill try that. Does the nib come off the feed tube that goes into the grip section?

First ill try just taking tge nib/feed tube out and cleaning that before going all out...

-Stefan

 

 

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk245/WIKKID85/me/pen%20stuff/SnailBadge.png

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk245/WIKKID85/me/pen%20stuff/unnamed.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

I had Baystate Blue in my Preppy for about a year before the pen itself cracked. I never had any issues.

 

I would suggest pulling out the nib and feed together, cleaning, and putting them back in. For me, the Preppy has been amazingly cooperative with even my most difficult inks.

Awesome thanks. Ill try your idea first before cleaning tge entire pen. If it doesnt work, ill empty, clean thoroughly all parts, and try again...

Dont tgink i got any silicone anywhere but the threads...

Hkw about storing it? Ive been leaving it nib up which could have caused it to dry, maybe?!?

-Stefan

 

 

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk245/WIKKID85/me/pen%20stuff/SnailBadge.png

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk245/WIKKID85/me/pen%20stuff/unnamed.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

I do have other preppys. Figured for so cheaps, some must be bad.

Just dont want to give up until ive at least tried.

-Stefan

 

 

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk245/WIKKID85/me/pen%20stuff/SnailBadge.png

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk245/WIKKID85/me/pen%20stuff/unnamed.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
amberleadavis

Maybe, but the preppy feeds (for me) were prone to clogging. Once I pulled the nib / feed and cleaned with a dental brush, the pen worked great.

 

http://www.plackers.com/Flossers/jpgs/prod-dental-gentle-picks-fullsize.jpg

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).



Want to get a special letter / gift from me, then create a Ghostly Avatar



Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 366 Inks in 2016



Check out inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe, but the preppy feeds (for me) were prone to clogging. Once I pulled the nib / feed and cleaned with a dental brush, the pen worked great.

 

http://www.plackers.com/Flossers/jpgs/prod-dental-gentle-picks-fullsize.jpg

Definitly will try this. The feed really doesnt come out. Just the tube and nib. Been unable to remove the fin part of the feed from the grip section.

-Stefan

 

 

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk245/WIKKID85/me/pen%20stuff/SnailBadge.png

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk245/WIKKID85/me/pen%20stuff/unnamed.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ill try that. Does the nib come off the feed tube that goes into the grip section?

First ill try just taking tge nib/feed tube out and cleaning that before going all out...

 

Yup. Just pinch the nib and feed between the thumb and forefinger, pressing the two together, and pull. In case you didn't know, you can buy different inserts besides the fountain pen nib and feed, i.e., felt-tip ("marker" tip) and highlighter tip. They work great. If you have the marker tips, you can pull out the felt-tip rod and put in a Noodler's rollerbal insert, but don't. It doesn't work well enough to merit the trouble.

I know my id is "mhosea", but you can call me Mike. It's an old Unix thing.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Definitly will try this. The feed really doesnt come out. Just the tube and nib. Been unable to remove the fin part of the feed from the grip section.

 

Probably would call that a "collector" rather than "feed", in homage to Parker's terminology for the 51. It's not a feed, really, just a system of fins for storing ink next to the feed, which is that thing that looks like a "tube". It's not actually a tube, I don't think. I don't have one handy, but it should be a rod with a channel cut into it.

I know my id is "mhosea", but you can call me Mike. It's an old Unix thing.

Link to post
Share on other sites

So far has worked great.

Yet another reason i love this forum-site.

Wealth of info given for no other reason then to keep the hobby/lifestyle going.

:-)

-Stefan

 

 

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk245/WIKKID85/me/pen%20stuff/SnailBadge.png

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk245/WIKKID85/me/pen%20stuff/unnamed.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

I recently had similar problems with a Preppy filled with Noodler's Black, which hasn't misbehaved in any other pen.

Disassembled the nib, soaked, cleaned, cleaned out the ink slit, etc, still misbehaved.

Discarded pen, bought new one, this one behaves perfectly.

Sometimes you just have an unusable Preppy. However, this particular one had been neglected somewhat before being used for Noodler's black.

 

Don't forget, you will need to use the pen with BSB in it at least once a day to keep the ink flowing through the nib.

fpn_1412827311__pg_d_104def64.gif




“Them as can do has to do for them as can’t.


And someone has to speak up for them as has no voices.”


Granny Aching

Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't forget, you will need to use the pen with BSB in it at least once a day to keep the ink flowing through the nib.

 

I have a Pelikan M205 demonstrator filled with BSB that I had put in a box a few months back when I was doing some housecleaning. I happened to think about it last night and decided to get it back out to take to work tomorrow, but thought I should check it and make sure I didn't need to flush and refill it. It wrote just as well as if I had set it down five minutes ago. I would guess it's the Preppy.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I recently had similar problems with a Preppy filled with Noodler's Black, which hasn't misbehaved in any other pen.

Disassembled the nib, soaked, cleaned, cleaned out the ink slit, etc, still misbehaved.

Discarded pen, bought new one, this one behaves perfectly.

Sometimes you just have an unusable Preppy. However, this particular one had been neglected somewhat before being used for Noodler's black.

 

Don't forget, you will need to use the pen with BSB in it at least once a day to keep the ink flowing through the nib.

Awesome thanks. I have been trying to use it. Although, i think ill have to start over with fresh ink. I think i diluted it too much in my previous attempt to get it to flow... wish i would have just used the cartridge at firat to cut down on waste.... live and learn.

-Stefan

 

 

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk245/WIKKID85/me/pen%20stuff/SnailBadge.png

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk245/WIKKID85/me/pen%20stuff/unnamed.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

 

I have a Pelikan M205 demonstrator filled with BSB that I had put in a box a few months back when I was doing some housecleaning. I happened to think about it last night and decided to get it back out to take to work tomorrow, but thought I should check it and make sure I didn't need to flush and refill it. It wrote just as well as if I had set it down five minutes ago. I would guess it's the Preppy.

 

 

That is excellent intel you went months plural with a better pen that had a good cap seal.

 

I use my BSB filled pens at least weekly or worry the feeds will get all icky. I use the icky term to describe hard starting and sludgy. I have never witnessed a BSB dried out pen but would imagine it would be all nasty until all soaked in bleach and water for an hour.

 

M

Rob Maguire (Plse call me "M or Mags" like my friends do...)I use a Tablet, Apple Pencil and a fountain pen. Targas, Sailor, MB, Visconti all wonderful.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I would avoid letting BSB dry out in pens. At least one report of feed damage definitely occurred in conjunction with accidentally letting a pen dry out with BSB in it, and I don't think dry-out has been ruled out as a critical part of most of the other anecdotal reports of feed damage (chemical melting) as well. I have not investigated the matter, but one possibility is that as the water evaporates, BSB becomes more and more caustic. This is not necessarily the case. For example, with IG inks designed for FP use (as opposed to earlier IG inks used for centuries before), the acid (possibly HCl) evaporates as well as the water.

I know my id is "mhosea", but you can call me Mike. It's an old Unix thing.

Link to post
Share on other sites
amberleadavis

Uh, in fairness, letting any ink dry up in the nib causes problems. (sigh) (experience).

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).



Want to get a special letter / gift from me, then create a Ghostly Avatar



Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 366 Inks in 2016



Check out inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

Link to post
Share on other sites

Uh, in fairness, letting any ink dry up in the nib causes problems. (sigh) (experience).

 

Walking with a glass of ice water over the new carpet is different from carrying an open can of wood stain. Sure, nobody wants to spill even the water, but the stakes are higher with the stain, so extra caution is warranted.

I know my id is "mhosea", but you can call me Mike. It's an old Unix thing.

Link to post
Share on other sites
amberleadavis

 

Walking with a glass of ice water over the new carpet is different from carrying an open can of wood stain. Sure, nobody wants to spill even the water, but the stakes are higher with the stain, so extra caution is warranted.

 

Good analogy. We had an icemaker break in our home while we were on vacation. Yes, the ice water did damage, it caused the wool carpet to shrink, but we were able to pull it back out. If it had been kool aid or even worse, BSB, the carpet would have had to be replaced.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).



Want to get a special letter / gift from me, then create a Ghostly Avatar



Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 366 Inks in 2016



Check out inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Most Contributions

    1. amberleadavis
      amberleadavis
      37649
    2. PAKMAN
      PAKMAN
      30433
    3. Ghost Plane
      Ghost Plane
      28220
    4. jar
      jar
      26101
    5. wimg
      wimg
      25570
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Comments

    • halffriedchicken
      Not sure if this has been suggested already but would a setting for localized regions or chapters in FPN be helpful? I don't know if there is a way to find local FPN members who would be nearby. I don't know if we want to be discoverable but a setting to know how many members are in 25, 50, or a 100 miles of each other might be helpful. We can create a regions specific network like Craigslist where people could use that to connect with nearby members, conduct in person sales, arrange FPN meetups
    • Daneaxe
      Hi again all, I forgot to tell y'all that I made the post about Sweden ink PIF. Most have probably found it long ago, but here's a link, anyway:      
    • Ayami_109
      I read your blog post and all the replies with much interest. I'm a FP user in Australia. Been part of this forum for years but rarely post. I did come across your ink sharing thread and considered participation. For me it's not lack of interest but lack of time to play around with FP and inks. I'd feel bad to put my hand up for the box and just have it sit until gosh knows when...   I also think that the FP community in Australia is smaller, and I wonder how many in the community are
    • A Smug Dill
      Even so, you'd end up with a fragmented list, and it becomes an O(N²) process for each prospective requestor to check what is available: effectively recreate the list of currently active servers (without any reliable up-to-date info upfront about the inks and number of samples on offer in the thread) from the sequential list of posts, which may be spread over two or even more pages, and then query each server independently to check what is currently on offer.   It comes down to not hav
    • LizEF
      If one wanted to do this, one could just use the "About Me" field which appears to be unlimited in size.  And if a bunch of people wanted to cooperate, the Member Title field (or signature) could be used to this end - "Ink Giver" (or some such) could be used by those with inks to give...  No software edits required.
  • Chatbox

    You don't have permission to chat.
    Load More
  • Expiring Soon

    • By benbot517
      51 years and 6 months
    • By benbot517
      51 years and 6 months
    • By benbot517
      51 years and 6 months
    • By Okami
      51 years and 6 months
    • By Okami
      51 years and 6 months
  • Random Adverts

  • Files

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. APonte
      APonte
      (30 years old)
    2. Carol_af
      Carol_af
      (64 years old)
    3. cnjackson
      cnjackson
      (49 years old)
    4. Conz
      Conz
      (55 years old)
    5. Corvus77
      Corvus77
      (73 years old)





×
×
  • Create New...