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Today I found out that people can actually buy hydrophobic coating... the 1st of such product that I found is call Never Wet

 

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This make me think, can you use this to coat inside of a metal pen like pilot metropolitan and then use it as an eyedropper? Have anyone tried this? If not, would anyone give this ago?

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Today I found out that people can actually buy hydrophobic coating... the 1st of such product that I found is call Never Wet

 

0mhaGEb.jpg

 

This make me think, can you use this to coat inside of a metal pen like pilot metropolitan and then use it as an eyedropper? Have anyone tried this? If not, would anyone give this ago?

I certainly wouldn't.

 

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I can't see how you could safely and evenly apply this into a barrel (and the section if it's metallic too) without the risk ruining the thread or making the feed clog somehow. I wouldn't try that on a pen I like (but maybe you can experiment first with a cheap Chinese flighter)

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These kind of products had been decades old; in fact if you count the oldorganic ones they are century old. Nothing new here. That said I do not think its proper for the said desired purpose mentioned

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I wouldn't personally (don't care for eyedroppers for one), but if you want to try it out in say a Metropolitan - worst case you are out what $15-$20 + the cost of the product. If you do try it, you could let us know how it worked.

Brad

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Couldnt you try it out on a jinhao? Arent the X450 and X750 bodies made of lacquered metal?

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Couldnt you try it out on a jinhao? Arent the X450 and X750 bodies made of lacquered metal?

 

well i have a pilot metropolitan, but i'm not going to buy never wet just to do this experiment.. i mean, if i brought never wet because i have other uses for it, then i would give it a try....

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Pilot already sells dropper filled pens using the same nibs as the metropolitan. These are called the Non Self Filling pens or simply the Tank pens.

 

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I would be concerned about the threads: I doubt the coating would be able to survive on the threads, which would allow ink to corrode the metal there.

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I have an Imperial with a plastic barrel and a metal section. I just coated any metal parts of the section with grease - seemed to work for me. Although always remember this is not a recommended practice.

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Calvin. Get some grease and a Q tip and swab, swab and swab again coat that inside. It won't come off. Try that first. That won't hurt your pen. The product you posted probably will.

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Why bother? Canteens and water bottles have long been on made from metal- aluminum, stainless etc. Plumbing fittings are commonly made from brass and copper. Not too much concern for corrosion there (at least within a serviceable life span). Why couldn't a metal bodied pen be converted to a eye contact dropper fill pen? Suppose the only real concern should be pH. But still...

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