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RebeccaEspinosa

Hi there. I'm new so please bear with me. I have a pelikan pen. No idea what style. I can't find info on it..

 

I have not used it in 30+ years. I was ctrying to remove the stuck nib. Didnt know i should soak it first. I removed the gold nib, the rubber/plastic bit under it... But the housing is still in the pen!!! Help!! I've been soaking it firvthree days now to release all dried ink. I am pretty sure i used water soluble ink as i stillv have the bottle. Suggestions?

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Sasha Royale

Very wise of you to admit that you don't know.

Next time, research BEFORE you start pulling things apart.

I can't begin to suggest procedure, as I have no idea which model Pelikan you have.

To start - - - Do you remember how it fills with ink ? How long is the capped pen ? (measure)

I hope you haven't broken a $300 fountain pen.

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It fills ink with an adjustable auto fill. Dip pen in ink and rotate the top of pen to pressure fill the barrell. The pen does not pull apart that i can tell.

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It fills ink with an adjustable auto fill. Dip pen in ink and rotate the top of pen to pressure fill the barrell. The pen does not pull apart that i can tell.

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:W2FPN:

 

Hi,

 

This post may be of some help. https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/247577-removing-dry-ink-from-pelikan-800/?p=2702656

 

Patience is the watchword.

 

Please do not let your pen dry-out during the clean-up process.

 

From what I've read, there is no reason to lurch forward to the use of Rapido-Eze or other chemicals stronger than water. (I prefer to do the most with the least interference.)

 

Should you get to a happy place (fingers crossed) I suggest loading the pen with a 'cleansing ink' https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/251595-best-ink-to-use-in-between-high-maintenance-inks-something-lubricating/?p=2762032

 

Let us know how it goes.

 

Bye,

S1

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The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.

 

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RebeccaEspinosa

This is my pen.

Don't know it's style

And my nib separated from housing problem.

Help!!!

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Hi,

 

Well OK...

 

Let me put it this way, I'm glad you posted in the Repair Forum.

 

I certainly hope other Members will help you navigate, because I'm pretty much at a loss. One of those times that one would want to have the pen in hand to see what's what, no matter how good the photos. BUT I will ask if you could post some close-up photos of the top side of the nib/s, which could help ID the pen. (With interchangeable nibs, I'd make a wild guess its an Osmiroid, but what do I know.)

 

Bye,

S1

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The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.

 

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Hi there...

Oh that's a familiar name. Osmiroid...

yes it has three interchangeable nibs.

I really didn't work that hard twisting the nib when the nib and feed separated from the housing.

But I've taken your advice and my pen is remaining wet. Until I get this figured out.

I can hardly imagine I'm the first person to have this problem.

Thanks so much.

I'll post new pics. Close ups.

Rebecca

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The pen tips say pelican. That's why I thought it was a pelican pen. I'll post better pics later thx

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Yes i think you are quite right. Thanks. Now just need to figure out how to fix it!!

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I've repaired the piston on quite a few of these pens, which is totally different than anything that Pelikan made. I would assume that replacing the nib collar is a matter of machining a new one out of Delrin. Having a good one to copy is always useful. Not something for the amateur to try themselves without a lathe.

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How would you get the old collar out ofcthe barrel? Does the nib and feed get glued or tightly positioned back into the collar?

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Now that you have soaked the pen, have you tried inserting the nib and feed back into the collar, and trying to unscrew it?

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This must be so frustrating. Let's see if someone can come up with a good solution.

 

 

The key to good pen repair is patience. :)

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