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Resurrecting A Silver Montblanc Meisterstuck Solitaire 144



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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!

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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.

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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!

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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

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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

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