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    Default Aurora 2cart - removing nib + feed

    has anyone an idea on how to remove both pieces from the feed ?
    I can't get the pen to write properly.
    If I put the tip of the nib on a piece of blotting paper a lot of ink comes down.
    If I start writing a feeble line of ink is depodited on the page. Words are very faint.

    I used ultrasonic cleaner, I used the syringe bulb and water comes out of the nib, not great squirts but comes out fine.
    I'm using Waterman's Harmonious Green which looks extremely pale on paper. I filled an original cartridge with a syringe.
    Rodhia A5 blocs as writing support.

    I have inked an 888P with Parker's Quink Black and I do not have any problems writing with it. I'm using Platinum converter.

    Thank you
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    Default Re: Aurora 2cart - removing nib + feed

    Is it a modern or 50s duo-cart?

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    Default Re: Aurora 2cart - removing nib + feed

    50s-60s

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    Default Re: Aurora 2cart - removing nib + feed

    Have you tried using the Platinum converter or cartridges? Also consider the Platinum adapter to International Standard.

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    Default Re: Aurora 2cart - removing nib + feed

    @jar I have filled with a syringe another spent Aurora cartridge thinking that maybe the first one wasn't fitting properly, same poor writing. I will try with the Platinum converter I have on the 888P
    I will also poat a picture of the writing I get

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    Default Re: Aurora 2cart - removing nib + feed

    Might this help?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3RZAc2M9E0

    I know it's in Italian, but seems fairly self-explanatory (and perhaps you even understand Italian!)

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    Default Re: Aurora 2cart - removing nib + feed

    @mizgeorge thank you for the video, and in Italian 🙂
    Extracted nib and feed after watching it. The ink canal was clogged under the nib, so i put it in an ultrasonic bath with some Zest-it. After reassembly it still writes very feebly. If I shake the pen the ink comes out dark though. Looking at the tip of the nib with a loupe the tines touch each other. Could this be the problem?

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    Default Re: Aurora 2cart - removing nib + feed

    Yes it could - they should just lightly brush together but not be tight at all. Start with the finest shim you have (either film or thin brass) and keep checking.

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    Default Re: Aurora 2cart - removing nib + feed

    Before shimming I simply try running a thumbnail down the slit. Quite often that is all that's needed and worth a try before bending stuff.

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    Default Re: Aurora 2cart - removing nib + feed

    Shall I do it with nib and feed in the section or I have to remove the nib and work on it alone?

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    Default Re: Aurora 2cart - removing nib + feed

    Quote Originally Posted by MarcoA64 View Post
    Shall I do it with nib and feed in the section or I have to remove the nib and work on it alone?
    I always start with everything assembled and inked; that way I can make baby steps and constant checks

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    Default Re: Aurora 2cart - removing nib + feed

    I have tried by pressing the nib, as if I was writing, on a piece of paper placed over a coaster. Writing improved, wetter, I did it again and it got better. As the 2cart is now writing the way I feel comfortable with I'm happy. I've orderd two shimming sheets just in case though.
    Thank you @jar and @mizgeorge for your support :-)
    Marco

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    Default Re: Aurora 2cart - removing nib + feed

    So pleased it worked out - they're lovely pens with great nibs and I hope you can now enjoy it properly!

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