Jump to content

Uber Stuck Section - Help Request



Cyclopentadiene

Recommended Posts

Cyclopentadiene

Hi all,

 

Got a parker victory a couple weeks ago. Pen looked in fantastic condition but section just will not come off.

 

Took the filler button and bar out of the back. Soaked the section. Ultrasonically cleaned it in water, soaked it in 1% ammonia, then 10%, then ultrasonic cleaned it in full strength as it just wouldn't budge... the above all over four days with drying out in between.

 

I've tried heating the section too with a hair drier but still nothing - am I missing something here?

 

Thanks,

Badger

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 6
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Cyclopentadiene

    2

  • Zanshin

    1

  • ac12

    1

  • Hooker56

    1

Top Posters In This Topic

I'm not sure if the Victory has a push fit or screw in section, so I would suggest you persevere with the heat but twisting it anti-clockwise just in case it's a screw fit. Also try gripping the section with a rubber band twisted round it for grip.

 

Try shielding the section from the heat so you're only heating the barrel and keep on trying with heat, but as soon as you feel tempted to give a really hard twist, put it down for a while and come back later.

Toodle pip<BR><BR><BR>

Link to post
Share on other sites

At a certain point, you will have to give up and send it to a pro.

But even then, if the section is REALLY STUCK, or glued, the pro may not be able to separate them without damage.

San Francisco Pen Show - August 28-30, 2020 - Redwood City, California

www.SFPenShow.com

Link to post
Share on other sites

At a certain point, you will have to give up and send it to a pro.

But even then, if the section is REALLY STUCK, or glued, the pro may not be able to separate them without damage.

+! on the glue. I've had several like this (Duofolds). Patience, soak, heat, patience, repeat...again and again.

"Not a Hooker Hooker, but rather a left-handed overwriter."

Link to post
Share on other sites

I've tried heating the section too with a hair drier but still nothing - am I missing something here?

 

You don't really want to heat the section, but rather the part of the barrel the section is in. Hope this helps.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Cyclopentadiene

I'm not sure if the Victory has a push fit or screw in section, so I would suggest you persevere with the heat but twisting it anti-clockwise just in case it's a screw fit. Also try gripping the section with a rubber band twisted round it for grip.

 

Try shielding the section from the heat so you're only heating the barrel and keep on trying with heat, but as soon as you feel tempted to give a really hard twist, put it down for a while and come back later.

 

I've put it down for a couple days. Fairly sure It's a screw in section. Will try the rubber band tomorrow!

 

At a certain point, you will have to give up and send it to a pro.

But even then, if the section is REALLY STUCK, or glued, the pro may not be able to separate them without damage.

 

I'm trying my hardest to not send it away. It's a stunner - looks hardly used though so it may end up in Pro hands eventually...

 

+! on the glue. I've had several like this (Duofolds). Patience, soak, heat, patience, repeat...again and again.

 

I'll be soaking it again tonight sounds like patience is the key thing.

 

I've tried heating the section too with a hair drier but still nothing - am I missing something here?

 

You don't really want to heat the section, but rather the part of the barrel the section is in. Hope this helps.

 

Ah... will try that area of the barrel.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I've had a pretty tough time with a few. Took a few days. I think the repeated heating and cooling cycles eventually did the trick, because I don't recall trying all that much harder when they finally gave in. Note that I use grippy rubber pads, not section pliers because I'm not sure I can be trusted with the section pliers. A man's got to know his limitations. :) I don't soak things for anything longer than hours, so I wouldn't know if that would help.

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

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







×
×
  • Create New...