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I have a Conid Regular Bulkfiller that appears to have some ink staining in the threads of the cap top finial. I tried to unscrew the top cap finial to clean but it seems to be stuck on. Anyone have any recommendations for a safe way to loosen up the stuck top cap finial so I can disassemble and clean?

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I bought a spare clip for my Kingsize Streamline Demo. It came with a thick piece of rubber pad. The instruction from Conid is that you put a piece of paper under the clip where it could scratch the cap, then unscrew the finial with the rubber pad. I would imagine that most likely the Regular works the same.

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So far I've tried soaking in warm water for a few hours and heating lightly with a hair dryer and still not having much luck.  I tried using rubber jar opener/pot holder grips as well and got no movement.  

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The Conid finial was screwed on pretty tight. If you can't unscrew easily, try to contact Francis @fountainbel to see if he has any suggestions. I am just assuming that the cap finial of Kingsize is the same structure as the Regular, but better ask. I wouldn't use jar openers or do anything further if you think you've applied reasonable amount of force. Don't force it without understanding the exact structure. Otherwise you will kill someone nice and no one can help you from Conid at the moment.

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34 minutes ago, mcannad1 said:

How hot should I make the water?  I don't want to damage anything.


Depends how brave you are. C 90º for a few minutes; hold with gripping material and try to loosen.


Or just accept.  Seeing ink where you'd rather not; one of the the joys of demonstrator pens. 🤪

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