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    Default Re: Parker 51 Vacumatic Restoration

    Talc can be purchased very cheap from many sources.

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    Default Re: Parker 51 Vacumatic Restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Naill View Post
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    Talc is dirt cheap.
    Yeah I do know that, but it is quite hard to come by in stores here in California


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    Anderson Pens is but a click away. https://andersonpens.com/pure-talc-10ml-jar/

    I spill more beer than $3.
    Anderson, Ron Zorn (Mainstreet Pens), and Indy Pen Dance sell all sorts of repair goodies that you won't find at your local hardware store or drug-store. Also look for tools and such. Rubber grippers are handy, and so is a long dentist's pic...just the thing for scraping dead sac from lever-fillers.

    When to stop buying tools? You will hit a point where the tool is more expensive than the repair. Professionals will use their tools hundreds of times a year, but not those of us who merely want to write with a fountain pen. I stopped after I bought a heat gun, for instance.

    I don't mind scratches -- they just show that the pen has worked for a living.

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    Default Re: Parker 51 Vacumatic Restoration

    Update: So I got the hood apart, and to my horror, the collector was missing some of the fins. Now are the collectors from a 51 aero and a 51 vac cross compatible?


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    Default Re: Parker 51 Vacumatic Restoration

    The collectors are the same. You should be fine without those few fins.

    FB

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    Default Re: Parker 51 Vacumatic Restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    The collectors are the same. You should be fine without those few fins.

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    Ok thank you


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