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Huynh Son Do

Hello all! I received my Nakaya Neo-standard in Kuro-Tamenuri around 3 weeks back and I noticed that it wasn't as shiny as I had seen in the pictures. The shine isn't as prominent when compared to my other pens such as the Sailor 1911m, Pilot 92 (All black plastic). The Nakaya has a slightly dulled look - is this normal? Does it get shinier as time goes by? One thing I will say though is that I haven't seen any micro-scratches at all on the body - really quite impressive.

 

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The Nakaya & the Pilot. Hopefully you can see the pen on the right is shinier.

 

Anyways, does anyone have any experience or advice about how would I go about polishing the urushi properly if that was at all possible? (I'm aiming for a mirror finish). Regular swiping with a cleaning cloth doesn't seem to help lessen the dull.

 

Thank you!

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can't be polished at home. I suggest you contact the vendor. a high gloss is expected on their usual urushi pens unless you have paid a premium for their other finishes.

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Check with Ron Zorn and ask about his pen polish specifically for pens. That would be the only thing I'd consider for this finish.

 

[EDIT] I asked Ron for you since I was asking about a couple things. He has not tried his polish of urushi. Sorry.

 

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl

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Huynh Son Do

Check with Ron Zorn and ask about his pen polish specifically for pens. That would be the only thing I'd consider for this finish.

 

[EDIT] I asked Ron for you since I was asking about a couple things. He has not tried his polish of urushi. Sorry.

 

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl

Oh wells thanks anyways! I've emailed Nakaya directly - I'll let everyone know what they advise!

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I went to a shop last week, where I also noticed that there were different versions of polishing. The difference was so huge that it can only be on purpose. The seller was also surprised by it and said that he would make sure to explicit a shiny or dull finish when ordering pens for customers. He was sure that otherwise customers might be quite disappointed.

So it would indeed be good to know from Nakaya what is going on.

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Huynh Son Do

I went to a shop last week, where I also noticed that there were different versions of polishing. The difference was so huge that it can only be on purpose. The seller was also surprised by it and said that he would make sure to explicit a shiny or dull finish when ordering pens for customers. He was sure that otherwise customers might be quite disappointed.

So it would indeed be good to know from Nakaya what is going on.

I sent more detailed pictures to Nakaya (which really showed the difference in finishing between the section which has a mirror finish and the outside barrel/cap which is much dulller) and they said there was definitely something not quite right with the finish, and requested that I send it back. I'll update everyone when they do get it, but it may take a while!

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