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    Default The ink vial pen

    I don't know why it didn't dawn on me long ago. If you don't want to pour contents into an eyedropper or a Pelikan barrel, the Sheaffer Snorkel is the perfect pen to drain those 6ml ink vials!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    I don't know why it didn't dawn on me long ago. If you don't want to pour contents into an eyedropper or a Pelikan barrel, the Sheaffer Snorkel is the perfect pen to drain those 6ml ink vials!
    Ya think?

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    Ya think?
    Call it an epiphany. A "Eureka!" moment. Now tell me you've been doing it for years.

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    Default Re: The ink vial pen

    While we're at it, what's the favored method of removing label glue from those vials? I don't want to dissolve them with acetone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    While we're at it, what's the favored method of removing label glue from those vials? I don't want to dissolve them with acetone.
    If I can't get it off simply by rubbing it off with my thumb, I put a little Goo-Gone on a paper towel and clean it off. Doesn't affect the vial at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Ya think?
    Call it an epiphany. A "Eureka!" moment. Now tell me you've been doing it for years.
    I've been doing it for years.

    (Nope. Pen's too hard to flush out to use as a tester for samples. I still use syringes, but if I travelled with a Snork I'd take ink in vials)
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    While we're at it, what's the favored method of removing label glue from those vials? I don't want to dissolve them with acetone.


    Anything oily . Cooking oil works as does WD40 . I found that out years ago when I would buy plastic baits for bass fishing . At one point they started adding a bit of scented oil to the outside of the baits and ever after the labels would eventually fall off of the bags due to the oil dissolving the glue through the bag . WD40 is faster but any oil will work and does no damage to the plastic the gum is on .

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    While we're at it, what's the favored method of removing label glue from those vials? I don't want to dissolve them with acetone.
    Zippo lighter fluid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christof View Post
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    While we're at it, what's the favored method of removing label glue from those vials? I don't want to dissolve them with acetone.
    Zippo lighter fluid.
    AKA Naptha as Ron Zorn always says.

    Goo Gone or Sticky Tape remover usually works too.
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    While we're at it, what's the favored method of removing label glue from those vials? I don't want to dissolve them with acetone.
    Zippo lighter fluid.
    Peanut butter. The oil dissolves the glue and the tiny peanut bits scrub it away.
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    Here's another alternative that intrigues me: https://www.gouletpens.com/collectio...13945996705835

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
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    While we're at it, what's the favored method of removing label glue from those vials? I don't want to dissolve them with acetone.
    Zippo lighter fluid.
    AKA Naptha as Ron Zorn always says.

    Goo Gone or Sticky Tape remover usually works too.
    Ron Zorn also says that Goo Gone has damaged some pens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    While we're at it, what's the favored method of removing label glue from those vials? I don't want to dissolve them with acetone.
    Thank you for the advice, Geeks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyIvan View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    While we're at it, what's the favored method of removing label glue from those vials? I don't want to dissolve them with acetone.
    Zippo lighter fluid.
    AKA Naptha as Ron Zorn always says.

    Goo Gone or Sticky Tape remover usually works too.
    Ron Zorn also says that Goo Gone has damaged some pens.
    Yes he has said this, but it's OK to use on vials or glass. I used it on a new champagne flute the other day, but I couldn't get the label off no matter what I tried. Bits of it are still there under the base. Hopefully one day it will have rubbed off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    I don't know why it didn't dawn on me long ago. If you don't want to pour contents into an eyedropper or a Pelikan barrel, the Sheaffer Snorkel is the perfect pen to drain those 6ml ink vials!
    I keep syringes around for exactly that reason. Really adds a new depth to the 'fountain pen addict' moniker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
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    While we're at it, what's the favored method of removing label glue from those vials? I don't want to dissolve them with acetone.
    Zippo lighter fluid.
    AKA Naptha as Ron Zorn always says.

    Goo Gone or Sticky Tape remover usually works too.
    Ron Zorn also says that Goo Gone has damaged some pens.
    Yes he has said this, but it's OK to use on vials or glass. I used it on a new champagne flute the other day, but I couldn't get the label off no matter what I tried. Bits of it are still there under the base. Hopefully one day it will have rubbed off.
    I had pens in the brain not the ink vials. Don't we all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyIvan View Post
    I had pens in the brain not the ink vials. Don't we all?
    Yes indeed.
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