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    Hi everyone.
    Excited to join you all here. I am quickly finding that my addiction with FPs is insatiable, and I think Iím ok with that!
    I tend to write on the smaller side and have gravitate towards F and EF nibs. Iíd be excited to learn what some of your favorite waterproof inks are for doing that.

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    Hello and welcome.
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    Welcome home. Pull up a stump and set a spell. How west west Texas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDoomsday View Post
    Hi everyone.
    Excited to join you all here. I am quickly finding that my addiction with FPs is insatiable, and I think Iím ok with that!
    I tend to write on the smaller side and have gravitate towards F and EF nibs. Iíd be excited to learn what some of your favorite waterproof inks are for doing that.


    For waterproof and resistance to bleeding when wet, a classic iron gall is my goto. ESS or Diamine Registrar's ink. I haven't found a perfect iron gall in all respects, but for waterproof properties, these fit the bill.

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    I use a series of bulletproof/pigment and IG inks.
    If your pen has little evaporation then you can use almost anything.
    I've been using Polar Green with a kawecoEF and Polar Black with a Perkeo fine... with no problem....

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    Welcome!
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    Hello and welcome

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    Hello and welcome to a wonderful group of folks here!

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    Hello and welcome! I love Platinum Blue Black, itís a lighter version of blue black, iron gall, and seems to be waterproof, and performs well in finer nibs

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    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    Welcome home. Pull up a stump and set a spell. How west west Texas?
    Dust storms and tumbleweeds westÖUp on the high plains.
    Last edited by DrDoomsday; May 27th, 2021 at 11:27 PM.

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    Default Re: Hi from West Texas

    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.
    Iíve beenÖtimid.. at trying iron gall because Iíve heard there can be some corrosive issues. Do you have to clean more frequently to combat these, are there signs to watch for, or is that not a big deal?

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    The dangers of iron gall inks are much exaggerated. People hesitate to put them in vintage pens when vintage pens were designed around iron gall inks (because iron gall inks were standard, everyday inks when those pens were made).

    That said, the iron precipitate can clog narrow channels of feeds if you let the ink dry in a pen. It can also corrode steel nibs and other metal parts. Gold nibs will be unaffected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDoomsday View Post
    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.
    Iíve beenÖtimid.. at trying iron gall because Iíve heard there can be some corrosive issues. Do you have to clean more frequently to combat these, are there signs to watch for, or is that not a big deal?
    I have been using IG inks for years with both gold and SS nibs and have never had problems with corrosion. I think most problems with IG inks are from using home made IG inks, putting IG ink in a pen that has residue of an incompatible ink, or leaving in an unused pen for extended periods. But the problems aren't really corrosion related, they are mostly clogging due to user error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDoomsday View Post
    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.
    Iíve beenÖtimid.. at trying iron gall because Iíve heard there can be some corrosive issues. Do you have to clean more frequently to combat these, are there signs to watch for, or is that not a big deal?
    I havenít had any problems with the two iron gall inks Iíve used, one that has been in a gold nib pen for months.

    When I think of west Tx, I think of the Jasper area. Muggy, humid. More like the Deep South.

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    Welcome, also from far West Texas.
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    Welcome man, enjoy the forum.

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    From Missouri. Native Texan transplanted.

    Glad to have you with us!
    Last edited by Bisquitlips; July 3rd, 2021 at 02:26 AM.

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    Welcome from Abilene. Your dust coats our windows here.

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