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

Resurrecting A Silver Montblanc Meisterstuck Solitaire 144


Billink
 Share

Recommended Posts

Dear members,

 

I come back with a new task that was given to me lately. I had previously used this forum when I serviced an old Paker 51 by cleaning it completely, changing the ink sac and using new shellac to seal it. It turned out great and It became my everyday pen.

Today I received from my Grand Pa, a beautiful Silver Montblanc Meisterstuck 144 that needs quite a bit of servicing.

I would like to get your advice on the following points (I provided a few pictures so that you get an idea of the pen's current state):

- I wanted to polish the silver, should I use a silver polishing cloth like this one (I read that advice on this forum) : http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/2128708.htm ? Or will it damage the pen? what about the gold?

- I would like to take off the numerous ink spots on the pen, how should I do this without damaging it?

- I want to clean the Nib, feed and section (get rid of the dry ink), should I just flush it with water?

If you have any other advice on what i should do before using it, please let me know :)

 

Thank you very much!

post-106396-0-27038100-1415715283_thumb.jpg

post-106396-0-06586200-1415715299_thumb.jpg

post-106396-0-68427000-1415715314_thumb.jpg

post-106396-0-29363400-1415715324_thumb.jpg

post-106396-0-99277700-1415715336_thumb.jpg

post-106396-0-24963400-1415715348_thumb.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 6
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Dr.Grace

    2

  • Billink

    2

  • KAC

    1

  • Algester

    2

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

If those are simply dried up ink on the silver barrel, they ought to soak off in water. If they're some other congealed substance, you might try some isopropyl alcohol. If they're holes in the metal (can't tell from the scans), you are probably out of luck as the repair costs will be astronomical.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thank you for the advice,

I've cleaned the nib and feed using water and I worked perfectly.

For the Barrel, I tried taking the ink off with water. Some came off, but there is still some that I can't get off the barrel. I'm going to try leaving it in a glass of water for a day and see what happens. If it doesn't work, I'll try some isopropyl alcohol.

There are no holes in the metal.

What do you think about polishing the silver with a polishing cloth?

I'll keep you posted!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Don't use alcohol! It tends to craze plastics. Instead use a 10% ammonia solution, or better yet a "pen flush". I like Rapido-Eze.

These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value.--Thomas Paine, "The American Crisis", 1776

Link to comment
Share on other sites

He showed a picture of ink deposits on the section. I suppose you could use alcohol on the barrel, if you were very careful not to get it on the section.

These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value.--Thomas Paine, "The American Crisis", 1776

Link to comment
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
 Share



  • Most Contributions

    1. amberleadavis
      amberleadavis
      38127
    2. PAKMAN
      PAKMAN
      31130
    3. Ghost Plane
      Ghost Plane
      28220
    4. jar
      jar
      26101
    5. wimg
      wimg
      25602
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Comments

    • A Smug Dill
      @Texas42 Thank you. I myself have recently had the experience of cleaning out a Wing Sung 699, in which the iron-gall ink has been sitting for six months. No damage to the metal piston rod (whereas, in a Wing Sung 3013 vacuum-filler, it would have been corroded, turned green, and contaminated the ink in mere weeks), but there was a ring of colour at the far end of the barrel that wouldn't budge, and I found it impossible to unscrew the filling mechanism to clean the interior wall of the ink rese
    • Texas42
      Dang. You are a great friend!   One comment as a relative newcomer would be within the cleaning section: issues/differences in cleaning vacuum filler, piston filler in addition to cartridge/converter. I just cleaned out my Pilot 823 and while it wasn't particularly difficult I was a little paranoid about the drops of water that I could not get out. Perhaps this is something you are already including.   Anyway, great project and very thoughtful of you. I know it's a project fo
    • Splat
      Ah Ruaidhri ya wee heid banger, you do indeed have an Irishman’s way wid dose words now. I’ll be from outer Aberdeenshire up in the blizzard riven braes of the Grampians.  Amateur medicine and surgery is it? Well what noble aspirations you do possess, we need to encourage such noble experimentations.  I pondered on leaving my own battered shell to science, but, until I read your pearls of wisdom and lament, I had comedown on the side of leaving my body to Findus frozen foods.  However, your rema
    • austollie
      Hi Smug Dill,   Nice project.  If it were me, I'd cover stuff like: - nib types available, i.e. styles, materials (SS vs gold), flex vs nails; - filling systems (I love the "thingie" comment) and how once can use them in practice (e.g. fill cartridges with a syringe); - pen body materials and their consequences (pen not balanced of too heavy and big for the hand); - and, whilst you've made it clear that you do not like vintage pens, a discussion of these beyond "I d
    • A Smug Dill
      Thanks for your input! Yes, not putting wood in the list of body materials warranting a mention was an oversight. I love pens with wooden bodies, but my main concern, or chagrin, is that I have not come across a wooden-bodied pen with a wooden cap that seals well. Actually, there is one, but it isn't really wood per se: the Pilot Custom Kaede's maple body is resin impregnated. All other wooden pens I have can dry out while capped and undisturbed; that includes several Platinum #3776 models.
  • Chatbox

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

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. 714louie
      714louie
      (69 years old)
    2. andru
      andru
      (52 years old)
    3. BRose
      BRose
      (33 years old)
    4. CopyGuru
      CopyGuru
      (48 years old)
    5. Daniel Kuzn
      Daniel Kuzn
      (28 years old)





×
×
  • Create New...