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I just picked up a Flo Master from a antique store for $2.

 

My question is: now what? It seems glued shut with ink, and I can't figure out how to undo it. Any suggestions?

 

Second, what do I do with it once I clean it? I see that it is a type of marker. Would FP highlighter ink work?

 

Thanks for everyone's help!

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I hope you get answers soon, I am looking forward to the replies.

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On 8/10/2022 at 2:05 AM, amberleadavis said:

I hope you get answers soon, I am looking forward to the replies.

Same here. When I saw that I had one, I was quite excited! 😁

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Fountain pen ink is a little thin but it does work.

 

As to getting it apart, good luck.  These had a tendency to leak a bit of ink and it would get into the threads and act like glue.  To make matters work, some of the threads seem to have corroded, likely due to a hole in the anodized (passivated) surface.

 

Try heating just the cap to expand it and try some kind of penetrating liquid.  It is aluminum so you could resort to an oil to try and get it apart. 

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On 8/12/2022 at 12:59 AM, FarmBoy said:

Fountain pen ink is a little thin but it does work.

 

As to getting it apart, good luck.  These had a tendency to leak a bit of ink and it would get into the threads and act like glue.  To make matters work, some of the threads seem to have corroded, likely due to a hole in the anodized (passivated) surface.

 

Try heating just the cap to expand it and try some kind of penetrating liquid.  It is aluminum so you could resort to an oil to try and get it apart. 

Thank you. Yes, it has really leaked: I can see the dried ink down the side of the cap.

 

I'll try to take it apart this weekend and see what I'm working with. If nothing else, it only cost $2, so no harm done.

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