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

Ink View Sections: How To Make Them Clearer



spaceink

Recommended Posts

One of my recent Sheaffer acquisitions has a very hazy, fuzzy ink view, pretty much opaque unless held up to light. I believe it has been heat or environmentally exposed to make it that way. Is it possible to sand/polish off or treat the hazy part to get a clearer ink view underneath?

 

Not a crucial thing, as the pen works superbly otherwise, but would be nice to make the view section clear again, at least a bit more so.

Edited by spaceink
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 2
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • spaceink

    2

  • Ernst Bitterman

    1

Popular Days

Top Posters In This Topic

Ernst Bitterman

Generally, this is a result of ambering, and that's a chemical process that gets right into the fabric of the material. No one has worked out a way to reverse it (at least, not one that leaves a recognizable pen in the aftermath).

 

It does sometimes happen that the ambering is abetted by residual ink. A bit of a scrub with the end of a toothpick, being careful around the tail of the feed, can give a little relief in these cases.

Ravensmarch Pens & Books
It's mainly pens, just now....

Oh, good heavens. He's got a blog now, too.

 

fpn_1465330536__hwabutton.jpg

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...