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Replacing The Cork Sealing Of A Waterman's 42


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Yesterday i've attempted to repair a waterman 42 safety pen for the first time . everything has gone fine until i reached the cork seal.

Of course it was old, full of dirty and almost in pieces.


I managed to make a well-fitting one from a nice piece of cork but i've read somewhere that i'll need to boil it in paraffine or wax to make it works properly, but i can't find a complete description of the whole process.

I've also read that someone use o-rings instead of a cork seal. Can someone link me a source where i can find/buy them? (possibly in Europe :blush: )


Thank you for the help!

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Thank you! I think i'll buy them since the shipping cost is very low.

Anyway, i'm still curious about the proper process to "cook" a cork seal, can someone explain it?

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You should make wax liquid for 10 15 minuts, and leave the cork in that liquid wax for that time.

This is what I do.

This is enough to avoid cork to absorbe ink/water.

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You should make wax liquid for 10 15 minuts, and leave the cork in that liquid wax for that time.

This is what I do.

This is enough to avoid cork to absorbe ink/water.

 

I'll surely try this ;)

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