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    I'm kind of a new guy, but nice pens are not cheap so I want to take care of the ones I have... I kind of enjoy it. There is a product being sold on Amazon by a "Pen Guy" called The Ultimate Pen flush. The reviews on Amazon are great, but a search here turned up nothing. I am a natural skeptic so I figured it was not mentioned here for a reason. Can anyone comment on this product?

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    Most of the pen flushes on the market have three ingredients. Clear household ammonia diluted 5:1 or 10:1 (five parts water to 1 part ammonia) in water, and Dawn dish detergent. Some might use distilled water. Don't substitute just any brand of dish detergent. Dawn is safe, others may not be. Walmart has a half gallon bottle of clear ammonia for $1.54

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    The information you share is very good and interesting, thanks to that, I know more useful things. Keep posting interesting things and I will keep an eye on your posts. mapquest

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    emmausa ^^^^^^ is a well known long term spambot that has already been reported
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    For cleaning stubborn problems with dried ink I've found that nothing beats Rapido-Eze. It's made by Koh-I-Noor, and was originally developed for cleaning out India ink in Rapidograph technical pens, but works fine in most fountain pens. I've been using it for years, even in expensive pens, and never had a problem with it. I wouldn't let it come in contact with casein, and wouldn't want to expose ebonite or celluloid to it too long (or to water, for that matter). Definitely never had a problem with it with resin or metal. It's not something that I'd use for routine flushing, but for deep cleaning and dried ink it works great. You can soak a section in it, or dilute it (1:4) and use it in an ultrasonic cleaner. Hopefully someone who's more experienced with exotic materials could add some more information on that aspect of the subject.
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    You provide excellent and fascinating knowledge, and as a result, I have learned more valuable buildnow gg*stuff. I'll be watching your updates, so please keep up the good work.

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    I must say, the Journal Blog is a fantastic addition to an already outstanding theme. snaptik

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    yet another spammer reported
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    yet another spammer reported
    Maybe it's the same spammer

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