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Cleaning An Omas Ogiva Cocktail


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Hi, I've got a Vodka Yellow version of this pen and had it filled with PR Shoreline Gold, which has left an orange ring near the piston. Flushing repeatedly has got rid of most of it, but would J. Herbin's pen flush be safe to use to get rid of the last traces?

 

Yes, I could live with it, but it would be nicer not to have to :)

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The section unscrews from the barrel, and the piston then comes out that direction, if you want to do a complete cleaning.

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For the yellow one you can use some Limoncello:

 

http://www.sorrentoinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/limoncello.jpg

 

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The section unscrews from the barrel, and the piston then comes out that direction, if you want to do a complete cleaning.

Well well, so it does! Thanks for that - a surprising amount of residue left there. But it's the bit around and behind the piston seal I can't get at - did you mean the whole piston can be removed?

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For the yellow one you can use some Limoncello:

 

http://www.sorrentoinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/limoncello.jpg

 

:lticaptd:

Yum - what a perfect cover-up that would be!

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You've probably discovered by now that if you keep unscrewing the piston down the filler knob will unscrew from the back. Then the piston can be pushed out of the barrel.

 

Omas finally designed in an o-ring at the section - barrel connection to prevent leaking. Not having to add sealant to those threads makes a cleaner looking demo, and makes maintenance much easier.

 

Have fun.

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Let me caution the overenthusiastic that continued disassembly of pens, particularly those from defunct manufacturers so that spare parts are difficult to source, can be a great source of frustration when the inevitable wear and tear takes its toll. Rinsing with simple tap water tends to leave demonstrators unfogged, if slightly stained from more saturated inks. If you want to be enjoying these pens in a few decades, my advice is to leave them alone other than flushing with water and learn to live with a little ink residue.

 

I'm coming from the perspective of a family that tends to send pens in for service roughly half a century or so as we use them almost every day, flush them when required and have yet to indulge in the craze for flexing every nib in sight. Your mileage may vary, as they say.

 

These things are not designed for surgical sterilization. :wallbash:

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Wise words from Ghost Plane. They are demonstrator pens, and along with that inevitably comes staining. Fact of life if you intend on using it otherwise tuck it away in the draw and don't forget the cotton wool.

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Wise words from Ghost Plane. They are demonstrator pens, and along with that inevitably comes staining. Fact of life if you intend on using it otherwise tuck it away in the draw and don't forget the cotton wool.

 

I agree. I don't like demonstrators specifically because there's quite a bit of unsightliness possible on the inside.

 

I should also add that ultrasonic cleaners, especially if used with warm/hot water, can dissolve sealants and lubricants, which can be bad for piston fillers, such as the Ogiva, unless it's one goal to completely disassemble a pen.

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Thanks for the replies, and I hear you - won't be doing any dismantling! But re the original question, has anyone tried using Herbin's pen flush, would that be safe with the cotton resin?

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