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Opus 88 Clear Demonstrator: Silicon Grease It?



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Just received my Opus 88 clear demonstrator and filled it with sailor jentle yama-dori: a joy to write with (1.5 stub).

I haven't done anything to the pen, yet was wondering: is it advisable to silicon-grease it (if so: which parts?) What are the pro's and con's?

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I've been using a Koloro for 1.5yrs - no silicon grease, no problems. The O rings obviate the need.

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5 minutes ago, chandelle said:

What is the country of manufacture of Opus 88 pens?

 

Taiwan. http://www.jingi.com.tw/about.php

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On 8/12/2019 at 8:58 AM, KaB said:

...is it advisable to silicon-grease it (if so: which parts?) What are the pro's and con's?

 

As pointed out by Karmachanic, there’s no reason to. The pen won’t leak because of the O-ring (however, due to the large ink/air volume, it might burp if you keep the shut-off valve open).

 

I choose to silicon-grease the threads anyway, because the grease keeps the ink out of the threads. That looks cleaner and I prefer that. From a practical point of view, it’s not needed.

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lotuspond399

I know I’m a little late to answer. I put a little silicone oil on the rear knob threads and piston of my Opus 88 Omar (F) to have it operate more silently. Out of the box, the high tolerances made turning the knob a little stiff and squeaky. 

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