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Retro 51 Tornado Lincoln


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I was thinking of getting a retro 51 tornado lincoln for use on cheap-ish paper, and I was wondering if the copper finish will develop a patina over time or if it is coated with something to prevent that from happening. I really cannot tell just by looking at the pictures. Thank you!

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This pens' coating is very durable. I purposefully stripped mine so that it would develop a patina that I could periodically polish.

Again, I've used mine for over a year before I decided to strip it.

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I posted mine, and the barrel has a ring around it because of that. I don’t know how to get rid of the mark. I’ve tried soap and water and a bronze polishing cloth.

 

Otherwise it is the same color it started as, no patina. Retro 51’s website calls it a burnished copper finish. But is it really copper? One website mentioned brass and aluminum materials.

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This pens' coating is very durable. I purposefully stripped mine so that it would develop a patina that I could periodically polish.

Again, I've used mine for over a year before I decided to strip it.

 

Sorry for the dead-thread pick-up: what did you use to strip it? How did it work out?

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Definitely strip it. I have one of these and I can tell you that it will not develop a patina straight out of the factory. Great pen choice!

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just to echo...I have both the (retractable) rollerball and the FP....really like them both, but I find the FP ends up in my pocket more often

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