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I joined FPN about 1.5 years ago when I bought my first pen. Since then, I have learned so much thanks to the kindness of the wonderful members here! We have truly established a culture of generosity here - giving sincere advice and encouragement to team members. We have pros that just share their secrets with newbies. This is exceptional for any community.

 

I want to play my part. I have a bunch of restoration equipment and have developed a knowledge and skill set to take care of basic and intermediate repairs, even advanced repairs that dont require specialised equipment. I am no pro. But, I have successfully repaired about 80 pens - and some of them had quite complicated issues.

 

And so, I want to humbly offer my restorations services to anyone that would like it, for free.

 

Over time, I have realized that I enjoy restoring fountain pens more than collecting them :) I don't want to keep buying pens just so I can repair them, so if you ever want me to help you with any of your pens let me know - whether it dismantling your vintage pens and cleaning them thoroughly, improving the ink flow, smoothening the nib, re-sacing your pens, polishing, making a cork seal for vintage piston fillers, or anything else. Also, I will honestly tell you if I think I can safely take care of your repair or not (I won't risk your pen's safety).

 

Happy New Year!

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What a lovely thing to do

 

 

 

 

I joined FPN about 1.5 years ago when I bought my first pen. Since then, I have learned so much thanks to the kindness of the wonderful members here! We have truly established a culture of generosity here - giving sincere advice and encouragement to team members. We have pros that just share their secrets with newbies. This is exceptional for any community.

I want to play my part. I have a bunch of restoration equipment and have developed a knowledge and skill set to take care of basic and intermediate repairs, even advanced repairs that dont require specialised equipment. I am no pro. But, I have successfully repaired about 80 pens - and some of them had quite complicated issues.

And so, I want to humbly offer my restorations services to anyone that would like it, for free.

Over time, I have realized that I enjoy restoring fountain pens more than collecting them :) I don't want to keep buying pens just so I can repair them, so if you ever want me to help you with any of your pens let me know - whether it dismantling your vintage pens and cleaning them thoroughly, improving the ink flow, smoothening the nib, re-sacing your pens, polishing, making a cork seal for vintage piston fillers, or anything else. Also, I will honestly tell you if I think I can safely take care of your repair or not (I won't risk your pen's safety).

Happy New Year!

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What a kind gesture. Thank you. Do you restore Sheaffer snorkels?

Ive been waiting for the opportunity! The snorkels in my collection have held up well and not needed restoration yet - Ive been sitting on restoration supplies (not a bad problem, I guess!). Majority of my knowledge is with vintage Montblancs and Watermans. Im waiting for the challenge of a snorkel ;)

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That's very kind of you. I would like help with some pens.

However is very hard for me to send them to you because where I live so, can you give me some instructions in how to fix some issues?

I have a Pilot Custom 74 who was kindly given to me. It works well but the nib have some problems. It writes scratchy and skips if you write fast on the down-up and in the right-left stroke.

I have checked the nib alignment and it looks fine to me. Should I try micromesh? Or do you think it is the nib alignment still?

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That's very kind of you. I would like help with some pens.

However is very hard for me to send them to you because where I live so, can you give me some instructions in how to fix some issues?

I have a Pilot Custom 74 who was kindly given to me. It works well but the nib have some problems. It writes scratchy and skips if you write fast on the down-up and in the right-left stroke.

I have checked the nib alignment and it looks fine to me. Should I try micromesh? Or do you think it is the nib alignment still?

Hi Julio,

 

When you say you have checked the nib alignment, do you mean you checked it using a loupe? If yes, try and post some pics so we can see. Also, I suggest you post this question on nibs and tines forum on this site - you will reiceve advice from several members, many of whom are more experienced than I am.

 

To me it sound like there is still an alignment issue, but post some pics and we will all provide feedback.

 

Its a great pen and the issue doesnt sound serious, so Im sure it will be resolved.

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This is a really amazing offer and shows how the people on the FPN are a really wonderful group of generous folks who enjoy sharing our passion for pens with each other.

 

Happy New Year to you and thanks for posting.

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This is an awesome thing that you are doing. I may want to take you up on the offer. I have a vintage esterbrook from my grandfather that I would love to have restored and used.

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This is an awesome thing that you are doing. I may want to take you up on the offer. I have a vintage esterbrook from my grandfather that I would love to have restored and used.

PM me when/if ready and Ill be happy to help!

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Hello siamackz,

 

I have a Ratnamson 42 that needs repair to its nib tip and a leaking nib section.

 

Could you help me?

Sure, PM me with a description of the problem and lets take it from there!

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very cool PIF, any idea how much shipping from the US would be? assume a pen of negligible value so no insurance needed.

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@gampupen: I have a friend who has just contacted siamackz over a Ratnanson 42 as well. I was thinking of buying one. I will give it a miss now. I have a small 15 Ratnamson which has been problem free but they seem to be getting a lot of bad rap for some faulty goods and diabolical customer service.

 

Great offer from OP btw :)

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@gampupen: I have a friend who has just contacted siamackz over a Ratnanson 42 as well. I was thinking of buying one. I will give it a miss now. I have a small 15 Ratnamson which has been problem free but they seem to be getting a lot of bad rap for some faulty goods and diabolical customer service.

 

Great offer from OP btw :)

FWIW. I bought a 42 small in 2017 personalised with the first names of my wife, my child and myself on the nib etc..I rate it among my best purchases of 2017. Superb writing nib and the pen is in daily rotation. (Pic posted in one of threads in the Indian pens Forum) The pen took 3 months to be made and delivered due to a close relative passing away in the pen maker's family, but their service and communication was top notch. I always communicate with them over the phone. Pls note that he (Dr KV Ramanamurthy) is the last gold pen(nib) maker in India now, and he is advancing in age.

In case you wish to write to me, pls use ONLY email by clicking here. I do not check PMs. Thank you.

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