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Has anyone tried heat setting the Aurora optima feed? Technically it should be possible because the feed is made of ebonite. Are there any caveats, warnings that you guys have run into while trying to heat set the feed?

 

I have heat set several other pens like my piston filled OMAS milord and Indian pens like the Airmail 71J and 69EB with good results, so I know the process. I just want to make sure I'm not doing something that could harm the pen's finish, material etc. as this is my first Aurora.

 

Thanks in advance!

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The collar is plastic - I would be very careful

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I would recommend letting somebody who knows how to do it, do it.
Auroras are expensive and a bit fragile between section and barrel. Only a thin bit of plastic holding those pieces together.

If somebody was a little rough, or dropped the pen while working on it it could easily break in two.

Of course you should take the nib unit out, first.

It might be wise to pull nib and feed and just adjust the feed a little out of the pen, then put it back together when the gap is gone.

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I would recommend letting somebody who knows how to do it, do it.

Auroras are expensive and a bit fragile between section and barrel. Only a thin bit of plastic holding those pieces together.

If somebody was a little rough, or dropped the pen while working on it it could easily break in two.

Of course you should take the nib unit out, first.

It might be wise to pull nib and feed and just adjust the feed a little out of the pen, then put it back together when the gap is gone.

 

Thank you very much for the wise comments.

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I would recommend letting somebody who knows how to do it, do it.

Auroras are expensive and a bit fragile between section and barrel. Only a thin bit of plastic holding those pieces together.

If somebody was a little rough, or dropped the pen while working on it it could easily break in two.

Of course you should take the nib unit out, first.

It might be wise to pull nib and feed and just adjust the feed a little out of the pen, then put it back together when the gap is gone.

 

Thanks for the tips, Shawn.

I'm not going to bother doing any heat setting because the flow seems to be nice and wet the way it is.

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