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Old 29 April 2018, 02:45 PM   #1
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Question for FP pros out there

Hello ladies and gents,

I am curious as to the way to store an FP that won't be used for a little while. I am specifically talking about my MB 146. I use my MB Legrand BP more then anything and I had some ink in my FP the last time I used it and when I took it out of the case I keep it in the in window seemed clear so I was curious as to where the ink had gone. I filled three cups with water and decided to clean it out in the way that I would when switching ink colors until the water came out clear.

If I am not planning on using the FP for a bit, should I just store it cleaned out with no ink? With the piston up, down? Im not sure what is best to keep it from having any issues when I do decide to refill it. Thank you in advance.
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Old 29 April 2018, 08:40 PM   #2
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Do a good flush and put it away out of direct sunlight. The ink went with the baby down the plughole.

A mother was bathin' her baby one night
The youngest of ten, a poor little mite
The mother was fat and the baby was thin
T'was nawt but a skellington wrapped up in skin

The mother turned round for the soap from the rack
She weren't gone a minute, but when she got back
Her baby had gone, and in anguish she cried
"Oh, where is my baby?", and the angels replied

Your baby has gorn dahn the plug'ole
Your baby has gorn dahn the plug
The poor little thing was so skinny and thin
He shoulda been bathed in a jug

Your baby is perfik'ly 'appy
He won't need a bath any more
He's muckin' abaht with the angels above
Not lost but gone on before
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Old 30 April 2018, 04:30 AM   #3
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Thanks Jim. Do I leave the piston down or return it to the top?

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Do a good flush and put it away out of direct sunlight. The ink went with the baby down the plughole.

A mother was bathin' her baby one night
The youngest of ten, a poor little mite
The mother was fat and the baby was thin
T'was nawt but a skellington wrapped up in skin

The mother turned round for the soap from the rack
She weren't gone a minute, but when she got back
Her baby had gone, and in anguish she cried
"Oh, where is my baby?", and the angels replied

Your baby has gorn dahn the plug'ole
Your baby has gorn dahn the plug
The poor little thing was so skinny and thin
He shoulda been bathed in a jug

Your baby is perfik'ly 'appy
He won't need a bath any more
He's muckin' abaht with the angels above
Not lost but gone on before
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Old 4 May 2018, 08:17 AM   #4
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Hi there,

Best thing to do is the step you already took, cleaning it with water.

Just store it as you would when in use, with the cone completely closed meaning the piston is not near the window.

Best is as said previously to keep it away from direct sunlight.

If I may add, go to an official Boutique if you can and have it cleaned locally, they should do so free of charge.

At the same time you might request some cleaning cartridges, should also be free, for any future endeavors.

This will clean it more thoroughly when either changing ink or storing it over a longer period.

Hoping to have been of any assistance.

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Old 23 June 2018, 11:55 AM   #5
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I store my pens with a little bit of water in the tank. If it's a cork it will not dry out. Champagne lasts many years when stored. The corks are wet, and don't shrink or dry out. Pens are the same.
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Old 26 June 2018, 02:24 AM   #6
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Modern FP are all "precious resin" aka plastic.
No need to store with water (I think it will leave lime scale if that dries out)

Just empty the ink and flush it and leave it empty is how I do it.
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Understood. I should have stated I store with a bit of water, when there is a cork involved. I have more vintage pens than modern.
but....
Not all modern pens are resin. Many are celluloid, in the higher end.
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Understood. I should have stated I store with a bit of water, when there is a cork involved. I have more vintage pens than modern.
but....
Not all modern pens are resin. Many are celluloid, in the higher end.
And ebonite and metal and glass and ...
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Modern FP are all "precious resin" aka plastic.
No need to store with water (I think it will leave lime scale if that dries out)

Just empty the ink and flush it and leave it empty is how I do it.
Neglected to quote, sorry.
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