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Exchletzia

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I have just recently purchased two Pilot Metropolitans. After minimal use of the first one the cap no longer snaps onto the pen, but has to be pushed down and twisted to get it to close, and even then the seal is very weak and often springs the cap back off. I am certain that it is not a problem with the pen, but with the cap because the cap from my other pilot metropolitan will snap securely onto both pen bodies, but the broken cap will not snap properly. Does anyone have experience with this issue and/or know how I might be able to fix it?

 

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  • 4 months later...

I have just recently purchased two Pilot Metropolitans. After minimal use of the first one the cap no longer snaps onto the pen, but has to be pushed down and twisted to get it to close, and even then the seal is very weak and often springs the cap back off. I am certain that it is not a problem with the pen, but with the cap because the cap from my other pilot metropolitan will snap securely onto both pen bodies, but the broken cap will not snap properly. Does anyone have experience with this issue and/or know how I might be able to fix it?

 

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I'm having the exact same problem. Interestingly, it started after cleaning the pen - this included the inside of the pen, very carefully, with a piece of kitchen paper. Now the cap simply doesn't snap, and it barely holds to the barrel. If someone knows how to fix this I would be deeply grateful, because I really love this pen and, cap aside, it's working flawlessly.

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dragos.mocanu

bump...I have the same problem with mine...after cleaning the interior of the cap with a paper towel, it just won't snap into place...

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Based on looking at my Metropolitan the cap connects to the barrel via a clutch on the plastic inner cap. Chances are the plastic inner cap is damaged, find a loupe and check for cracks around the inner cap. Putting too much pressure on the inner cap with a paper towel might have caused it

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