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    Default Parker 61 - Arrow came off

    Hello everyone, as per post title, how would I put it back in place, super glue, epoxy of some kind or paint the hole gold and leave it at that? I have the arrow though 😊

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    Default Re: Parker 61 - Arrow came off

    None of those will work to get the arrow back on as successfully as it was on there originally. ......Don't ask me how I know.....

    I think Ron once said they come off if you look at them funny or sneeze. Mine did.
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    Default Re: Parker 61 - Arrow came off

    I was able to fix several of them with very liquid (or diluted) shellac. First, it looks a bit messy, but after 48h of letting the sehallc dry, one can clean the excessive shellac with a towel and some alcohol. A final polish can help as well. And sometimes, several attempts are necessary.

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    Default Re: Parker 61 - Arrow came off

    I read that the problem is that they aren't glued in to start with. They are simply pressed by a machine into the arrow slot on the section and the reason that the arrow will never go back into the hole properly is because the hole is smaller than the arrow to start with and the machine applies heat to press it into the right position.
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    Default Re: Parker 61 - Arrow came off

    Bit late but nevermind. My fix went as so: Clean the the arrow and site with some meths. Paint the underside of the arrow with some shellac. Position with tweezers. Clean excess off with meths on a q-stick. Burnish with a soft plastic instrument of somekind or anything that is not likely to scratch the surfaces. Done.

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    Default Re: Parker 61 - Arrow came off

    THank you very much for your suggestion. Will keep it in mind.

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    Default Re: Parker 61 - Arrow came off

    I have some Parker 61 without the arrow, is there a way to repair them?

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    Default Re: Parker 61 - Arrow came off

    You can buy replacement arrows (I have seen them on ebay) but at the price asked one wonders if it's worth it.

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    Default Re: Parker 61 - Arrow came off

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Renegade View Post
    You can buy replacement arrows (I have seen them on ebay) but at the price asked one wonders if it's worth it.
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    I bought it to try it out, but it broke right away, so I don't recommend buying them.

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    Default Re: Parker 61 - Arrow came off

    Hate to contradict, but they were glued on. There is an adhesive that often lets go, not much, but it's there. The arrow can be reinstalled, but getting it in position with the adhesive there is tricky. A quality epoxy works, but at this point I would use hypo cement.

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