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merrycitrine

Hello folks,

 

I purchased a Jinhao X750 and a Jinhao X450. Both are giving me similar problems. Basically, with the X750, I wrote approximately two pages and all the ink in the converter was gone. It gushes like crazy and writes down a thick inky line that takes forever to dry due to the sheer amount of ink laid down. It also sometimes lays down blobs of ink randomly. Now I have taken out the feed and put it back in so its snug and correctly placed, I have flushed the pen before using it, and I have changed converters to see if that was an issue. All to no avail. I like the design of these pens so I would like to use them.

 

Any solutions out there?

 

Thanks!

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Ian the Jock

Try taking the nib and feed out again, re-seat the nib slightly further forward on the feed (making the distance between the point of the feed and the tip of the nib greater) then put it back in as before.

You'll need to prime the feed again, by either dipping the feed and section in the ink when filling, or giving the converter a turn to push some ink through.

It may take a bit of trial and error and repeated minor adjustments, but this should "slow" them down a bit.

You may also consider a drier ink.

I "tuned" my 750 this way, and although still quite wet, it is nowhere near the gusher it was before.

 

Ian

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Dragonmaster Lou

Another option would be to replace th nib with another one... Mine x750 was okay, but it was a very, very wet nib... I wanted a finer line, so I swapped the nib for a Goulet F nib and it's worked great since then -- line thickness I wanted, not too dry, not too wet.

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merrycitrine

Try taking the nib and feed out again, re-seat the nib slightly further forward on the feed (making the distance between the point of the feed and the tip of the nib greater) then put it back in as before.

You'll need to prime the feed again, by either dipping the feed and section in the ink when filling, or giving the converter a turn to push some ink through.

It may take a bit of trial and error and repeated minor adjustments, but this should "slow" them down a bit.

You may also consider a drier ink.

I "tuned" my 750 this way, and although still quite wet, it is nowhere near the gusher it was before.

 

Ian

 

Thanks for this tip! My X450 seems to have been tamed down using this method but with the X750, the ink just "pools" in the area between the feed and the nib tines @_@ and it blobs ink down like crazy. Perhaps I got a pen with a defective feed?

 

 

Another option would be to replace th nib with another one... Mine x750 was okay, but it was a very, very wet nib... I wanted a finer line, so I swapped the nib for a Goulet F nib and it's worked great since then -- line thickness I wanted, not too dry, not too wet.

I would love to try this but it seems like shipping with Goulet is 7$ per item (even for nibs) so it's not worth it on a cheap pen like this. Perhaps I could try getting my hands on a Noodler's size 6 nib. Thanks for the tip!

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Ian the Jock

You can buy 5 feeds on ebay for $0.99.

Likewise, with the nibs too.

You could also buy another x450 for $2 and swap the nib and feed.

Sorry the re-seating didn't work.

 

Ian

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The Blue Knight

You can buy 5 feeds on ebay for $0.99.

 

 

Where can you buy the feeds? I wouldn't mind buying a few to play around with flow adjustment.

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Ian the Jock

You can get them on ebay China.

When I get to my laptop I'll post a few links.

 

Ian

 

Or you can go onto ebay China and type in jinhao standard tongue there should be plenty.

 

Cheers

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The Blue Knight

You can get them on ebay China.

When I get to my laptop I'll post a few links.

 

Ian

 

Or you can go onto ebay China and type in jinhao standard tongue there should be plenty.

 

Cheers

 

Thanks found them! Never knew a feed can be referred to as tongue.

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I also had the same problem with my Baoer/Jinhao X750. The nib was uber-wet and put a line wetter than my Bock B nib. I replaced the nib with an IPG nib and it now writes well

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The Jin feed grooves are pretty wide and deep. You can cut a thin wire and push it into the feed groove. This will reduce ink flow.

 

Member Brahmam had posted detailed instructions on this method some years back.

 

Edit - typo

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A lifelong FP user...

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merrycitrine

You can buy 5 feeds on ebay for $0.99.

Likewise, with the nibs too.

You could also buy another x450 for $2 and swap the nib and feed.

Sorry the re-seating didn't work.

 

Ian

Good idea! I might try buying some feeds/nibs on ebay.

 

 

The Jin feed grooves are pretty wide and deep. You can cut a thin wire and push it into the feed groove. This will reduce ink flow.

 

Member Brahmam had posted detailed instructions on this method some years back.

 

Edit - typo

Links? :D Thanks!

 

 

 

 

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Ah, yeah. I have a Jinhao 159, and it writes very, very wet. Still wondering how to make it a bit drier, actually.

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richardandtracy

There is also another possible cause, a bit of air getting in around the c/c spigot seal. If you have and silicone grease, smear a little on the outside of the spigot. If there is a leak from there it may cure the problem.

 

However, my J1200 is a really wet writer & 2 pages from a c/c is normal for that pen.

 

Regards,

 

Richard.

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