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Help Needed On A Lamy 2000. Cosmetic Issue



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My one year old, sparingly used lamy 2000 fp with the makrolon finish has developed mysterious whitish grey spots that just won't go. I've tried using a dry as well as a damp (with clean room temperature tap water) microfibre cloth to gently polish this away, but that didn't work. Did anyone ever face a similar issue. Would appreciate a solution, if any. I don't know the material quite well and am unaware of its properties and interactions with cleaning substances. I've already contacted lamy support, but past experiences with them haven't been satisfactory and never prompt.

 

I've attached some photos for reference. Hope they help.

 

Any suggestions will be highly appreciated.

 

Cheers!

rs

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You can return the finish on a 2000 to a state pretty close to the original using a scratch pad. Really. I use a red one with light to moderate pressure going the length of the barrel and then the cap. It will be dull and a bit gray as it was at first, but that goes away rather quickly with use.

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There is probably nothing that can be done to remove the blemishes. Don't use any abrasives as it will make the finish worse. You can try some mineral oil, very lightly with a microfibre cloth to try and mask the problem. If your lucky, Lamy may hopefully replace it under a manufacture's warranty.

 

My Lamy does not have any blemishes, but i keep it away from UV rays and never store in a leather pouch.

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There is probably nothing that can be done to remove the blemishes. Don't use any abrasives as it will make the finish worse. You can try some mineral oil, very lightly with a microfibre cloth to try and mask the problem. If your lucky, Lamy may hopefully replace it under a manufacture's warranty.

 

My Lamy does not have any blemishes, but i keep it away from UV rays and never store in a leather pouch.

Really? I would not suggest that anyone apply mineral oil to any pen.

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My one year old, sparingly used lamy 2000 fp with the makrolon finish has developed mysterious whitish grey spots that just won't go. I've tried using a dry as well as a damp (with clean room temperature tap water) microfibre cloth to gently polish this away, but that didn't work. Did anyone ever face a similar issue. Would appreciate a solution, if any. I don't know the material quite well and am unaware of its properties and interactions with cleaning substances. I've already contacted lamy support, but past experiences with them haven't been satisfactory and never prompt.

 

I've attached some photos for reference. Hope they help.

 

Any suggestions will be highly appreciated.

 

Cheers!

rs

Pretty normal for a new Lamy2000 to develop these white patches when it sits unused. I find that the patches go away once you start using the pen, maybe due to the hand oils of the user. HTH.

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Really? I would not suggest that anyone apply mineral oil to any pen.

 

Doesn't your skin have oils?

 

That's OK, I would never advise anyone to use a scratch pad on their pens. :)

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Pretty normal for a new Lamy2000 to develop these white patches when it sits unused. I find that the patches go away once you start using the pen, maybe due to the hand oils of the user. HTH.

 

Your on the money. The hand oils will help restore the surface of Makrolon, Mineral Oil (Paraffin oil in Aust) will speed it up.

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