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    Default rOtring baarnfind...

    Here's my - call it rOtring 'barnfind'.
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    Default Re: rOtring baarnfind...

    Nice stash, stacho I have a box of similar pens from the 1980s, all dried out by now and already since long ago
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    Default Re: rOtring baarnfind...

    But mate, I've found that they are easy to get up and running with a good cleanout. I have one that I cleaned and filled about a year ago which goes beautifully every time even if I leave it months between uses.

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    Default Re: rOtring baarnfind...

    I have a bottle of the special rOtring cleaning fluid somewhere. I say "somewhere" because I've searched high and low for it without success. And I never throw stuff like this out. Grrr.
    I really must have a 'sort out', -there's a few (as you can see) with mis-matched caps / bodies. I used to keep a full set of nib sizes, but just kept bodies on the most frequently used - (0.2 and 0.5), and for other sizes I just swapped a body onto it if needed.
    I might try to track down bodies so's to have a full complete set. Beautiful things.

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    Default Re: rOtring baarnfind...

    You are right. That box also has bottles of ink that have dried out since the 1980s. I will have to take some time to do some righteous reviving.
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    Default Re: rOtring baarnfind...

    Quote Originally Posted by joolstacho View Post
    But mate, I've found that they are easy to get up and running with a good cleanout. I have one that I cleaned and filled about a year ago which goes beautifully every time even if I leave it months between uses.
    I have to admit my error here mate! I must have been referring to one I had recently cleaned out. Oh they do get badly clogged up, and having tried soaking in all sorts of concoctions (including Meths - which doesn't harm the plastic), I had to resort to pulling the piston/needle out of the nib housing to thoroughly clean it out. Not a job for the faint-hearted! Brain surgeon or at least jeweller's skills required! Aligning the needle then fitting the spring clip back is lots of fun.
    Obviously the finer the nib the more dicey it is. I've just done an 0.3 which went well, now to try an 0.5 - should be easier. Perhaps with the correct rOtring cleaning fluid it might be possible just to soak out the grunge, but I doubt it.
    At least we know now that meths will clean the old ink (It's waterproof ink of course, so water doesn't cut it).

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    Default Re: rOtring baarnfind...

    These pen can be cleaned with out Any cleaning fluids or Meths . Need a lot of patiences and time leaving to soaking. I have a great collection of these pens and the vintage pens are a real fun too. there are several piston fillers too. Once they get to work they are the best liners for many art work too.
    I am looking for rOtring in in 250ml. bottles there are getting disappeared forever. Using the small one are way expensive so this is a marketing trip I guess.

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