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Is It Okay To Write With An Oxidized/rusted Nib?


william2001
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Hello,

 

I have a quick question. This is a mint Montblanc 149 from my grandfather's time. The nib is obviously discolored. Is it okay to write with a rusted nib, or will this damage the pen or the nib?

 

Thank you.

 

William

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That does not look like rust to me, since the affected area is solid gold. You can try cleaning the nib first and then flush the pen several times with a drop or two of dish detergent in a cup of water. Then let us know if the pen will draw and expell the water and whether the piston is sticky - don't force it.

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It is fine as it is. There is 0 effect on the nib. Gold does not rust. As highlighted in the other thread you started on this topic, it is just oxidization that can be wiped right off with a jewelry polish cloth.

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