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Help! Need To Disassemble A Stuck Skyline Cap



rtrinkner

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Hi folks,

 

I'm trying to restore a green moire Eversharp Skyline pen. The problem is that the cap doesn't screw securely onto the barrel. I've tried screwing the cap on to several other Skyline barrel-section assemblies, and it screws on fine. I've also tried screwing the cap onto its own barrel without the section and it screws on fine. It only doesn't screw on fine to this particular barrel with a section installed.

 

So, I believe I need to take apart the cap and shorten the length of inner cap. Ordinarily, Skyline caps are dead-simple to take apart. This one, however, is proving a Right Little (bleep).

 

I've tried unscrewing it as I do normally with Skylines. Failed. I soaked it in an ammonia-water ultrasound bath. Failed. I've heated it with my heat gun. Failed. I've tried ultrasounding it in the bath for ten minutes and then heat-gunning it, and failed.

 

I'd be grateful for any suggestions. Other than the cap not screwing on, it's a lovely pen.

 

Thanks,

 

Richard

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