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Hi to everyone

I’m trying to find a way to restore the appearance of the section (tiny black flakes?) of my two Duofold fountain pens and roller ball respectively.

Any idea?

Thank you

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...for the roller ball, I think is like a kind of "oxidation" ?

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On 1/14/2021 at 7:12 AM, jskywalker said:

It's corrosion... can't be restored... I bought a new section..  

Are you talking about the roller ball section, right?

I,m looking for something to polish it before the last option to buy another.

Thanks

 

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I believe you will find replacement sections at Five Star Pens.


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 Do make sure you check with Mr. Zorn; who knows, I do think there is a person or two who can repair issues like this...

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Both fountain pen and roller ball section are corroded. My Duofold Mosaic clip also has the same issue. Polish can clean off some, but too much will expose the brass underneath if it is gold plated.

 

 

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On 1/16/2021 at 10:03 PM, FarmBoy said:

I believe you will find replacement sections at Five Star Pens.


Farmboy

I’ll have a look.

Thanks!

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On 1/16/2021 at 10:15 PM, AL01 said:

 

 Do make sure you check with Mr. Zorn; who knows, I do think there is a person or two who can repair issues like this...

That’s an option, even as a last chance.

Thank you!

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On 1/17/2021 at 6:59 AM, jskywalker said:

Both fountain pen and roller ball section are corroded. My Duofold Mosaic clip also has the same issue. Polish can clean off some, but too much will expose the brass underneath if it is gold plated.

 

 

Thank you again.

The point is that especially for the roller ball I can’t understand how this happened...

All the time was into the box, used for a couple of months only...

 

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On 1/9/2021 at 9:06 AM, StaT said:

Hi to everyone

I’m trying to find a way to restore the appearance of the section (tiny black flakes?) of my two Duofold fountain pens and roller ball respectively.

Any idea?

Thank you

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Finally I’m about to polish the metallic section part of the rollerball using Cape Cod polishing cloth....

Any recommendation for this?

Thank you 

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 Try a very small and inconspicuous area first. It may not remove the corrosion if it is deep.

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This affects the realtively new Duofold Chevron Blue... Started to noticing it, barely used it... 

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Corrosion as already said above. I am afraid that most pens with metal rings on the section will eventually have this problem, if the pen is regularly used. Parker Duofold, Waterman Gentleman... the list can be quite long. I would just use it.

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Hello to everyone

I'm taking the chance to show you my "preliminary results" with a light try of cape cod polish.

I think the difference is obvious.

I'll let the material of the section to settle down for a couple of days, and I'll try again...

Thank you 

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On 2/1/2021 at 7:51 PM, StaT said:

Hello to everyone

I'm taking the chance to show you my "preliminary results" with a light try of cape cod polish.

I think the difference is obvious.

I'll let the material of the section to settle down for a couple of days, and I'll try again...

Thank you 

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Good. 

Khan M. Ilyas

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