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    Default Removing Ruthenium Plating from Visconti 23k PD nib

    I have a Visconti fine nib that has already lost some of it's Ruthenium Plating. Does anyone know of a safe way to remove the rest of the plating from the nib without scratching or damaging the nib itself?

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    Default Re: Removing Ruthenium Plating from Visconti 23k PD nib

    If you're in the US you could send it to Silver Pen Parts.

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    Default Re: Removing Ruthenium Plating from Visconti 23k PD nib

    Quote Originally Posted by sworist View Post
    If you're in the US you could send it to Silver Pen Parts.
    I hadn't heard of them so I looked them up. I see nothing on their site that indicates they do plating work (or *un*-plating). Why would you suggest them?
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    Default Re: Removing Ruthenium Plating from Visconti 23k PD nib

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sworist View Post
    If you're in the US you could send it to Silver Pen Parts.
    I hadn't heard of them so I looked them up. I see nothing on their site that indicates they do plating work (or *un*-plating). Why would you suggest them?
    I apologize.

    I had work done on a two-tone jowo, where materials were rhodium/18k gold. Michael removed the rhodium and engraved a new logo. This indicates the possibility that he could remove ruthenium, but does not confirm it. You ll have to email Michael for the details.

    Edit: this can be usually done with a buffing wheel afaik from my talks with Brian @ Edison for two-tone jowo nibs...
    Last edited by sworist; September 26th, 2020 at 06:19 AM.

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    Default Re: Removing Ruthenium Plating from Visconti 23k PD nib

    Quote Originally Posted by mcannad1 View Post
    I have a Visconti fine nib that has already lost some of it's Ruthenium Plating. Does anyone know of a safe way to remove the rest of the plating from the nib without scratching or damaging the nib itself?
    If it was my pen then the first people I would ask would be Visconti.
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