September 27, 2012

Cleaning my Hero Fountain Pen



Cleaning and reading about fountain pens

I was cleaning my pen with pen cleaning fluid or solutions because for the last few weeks I have been getting lots of pen issues - mainly clogging. And at the same time I was reading about how a fountain pen works so I could understand the mechanism and then know how to salvage a clogged pen. I tried cleaning solution this time cause soaking in water alone did not help. Even in hot water. One of my pen is working better now and I feel a little happier. I have a new pen standing by but I really want the old one to work again. I think I will clean and flush my pen more often now so there is no need for an overhaul in the future. Actually my pens are working very well until there was a couple of weeks I was using brush pens more frequently, thus the pens clogged.