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Waterman 52 Ink Changes Color


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Hi all, I have the weirdest issue.

 

It's happened twice so I'm totally confused.

 

Newly purchased pen.

 

I've rinsed the sac with water till it runs totally clear, no tint... Inked with Inferno Red wrote with it for an hour nothing weird, then about 24 hours later, it's turned dark brown totally changed color.

 

I rinsed out the sack with plain water till it ran clear and used a Sargasso Sea ink with no issues for about a week.

 

Cleaned it out with plain water till it ran clean and then tried Arizona sunset. Wrote with it about 4 hours ago went to dinner, got home and tried it again and boom, it's a dark orange...

 

When I clean, I use plain water and I fill the pen and empty it repeatedly till it runs clear. I can't believe there is any residue in the pen from previous inking.

 

Question: If the sac is leaking wouldn't the pen leak from the lever or show some evidence?

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Perhaps after the flush, leave the sac full of new water for a day or so then see what it looks like.

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If you're comfortable doing it, the 52 nib and feeds are pretty easy to remove most of the time. Getting that out and deep cleaning the feed and inside of the section would most likely fix it, or at least make it better.

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I hate to raise old spectres, but perhaps what's happening is some of the inks are busily devouring the sac. After the next flush, let it dry out, and then see if there's any sounds of tackiness from the sac when you work the lever. It has been a few years since the Turn To Goo curse was out in the world, but a return is always possible.

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Thank you all for the advice. I'll try filling with water and leaving it for 24 hours and seeing what comes out. If that doesn't work then I'll try the drying and shaking. I don't feel comfortable taking this apart, I may take it somewhere to be cleaned if it keeps this up.

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