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Okay, so sometime back i bought these 2 parker 51 lookalike pens to try out hooded nibs(which I really liked). Now, one of them has developed skipping an hard starting issues, because I'm a lefty and many paper fibres and gunk are stuch in the grip section. I would really like to open it and give it a thorough clean, and it would satisfy me very much so. Since it is a very cheap pen (<$1), I did not hesitate to carry out repairs myself. I watched a few tutorials and realized that the feed can be accessed by rotating the grip section on its threads.


Now, I tried this, with the result that it worked magnificently on one pen (the good one) and god help me but for the life of me i can NOT open the other one. I have tried everything, every largest amount of force I can muster, but I can't do it. Now, I as it is a relatively modern pen, I don't think the threads are covered in shellac, but in some kind of glue. Again, I could not find any traces of anything on the threads of the other one(they are the same in every way).


What should I do?? Please guide me.

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Tried with heat?

Yeah, i tried using a blowdrier, but that just made the sac contract and become shorter. Anyways, it could have not been more than 40C or more. I tried putting it in very hot water, still wouldn't budge. Do you think I should try a candle If I am very, very careful??

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I wouldn't, unless I was an expert with open flames. Could turn nasty.


Is it a Hero 616? I bought three of these for approx £2 for a comparison with the real thing*. None of them had used glue on the section - but one was much tighter than the others.

I eventually got it off using rubber to grip the section and the threads and by working it back and forward (ie tighten/loosen)


Good luck.


*slightly smaller than a real 51 and much poorer build quality and materials - but pretty bulletproof pens, once the nibs had been a bit tweaked. Incredible value! I still use two of them

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