From: Ed Pawlowski on

"john hamilton" <bluestar95(a)mail.invalid> wrote in message
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> I thought Parker ball pens were not supposed to leak, mine has even though
> it's not been stored upside down.
>
> It's very sticky inside. Is there any good way to clean it out? Thanks
> for advice.
>

Used to be that they would repair them. Try contacting Parker.

Never had one leak in the 45+ years I've used them, but it can happen, I
guess. If it was not upside down, I can't imagine what would cause it to
happen. I'd look for a crack in the refill.

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instrument at www.parkerpen.com

From: geoff on
In message <8clpjnFne4U1(a)mid.individual.net>, michael adams
<mjadams25(a)ukonline.co.uk> writes
>
>"john hamilton" <bluestar95(a)mail.invalid> wrote in message
>news:i448pu$qjp$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
>> I thought Parker ball pens were not supposed to leak, mine has even though
>> it's not been stored upside down.
>>
>> It's very sticky inside. Is there any good way to clean it out? Thanks for
>> advice.
>
>Isopropyl alcohol, obtainable from a store chemist but quite expensive.

About �5/litre

>
>At current prices vodka from the local Tesco should work out cheaper it
>should be equally effective and can be put to other uses.
>
>Methylated spirit would do equally well is it wasn't for the smell
>which again is why vodka is so popular.
>

--
geoff
From: Sjouke Burry on
john hamilton wrote:
> I thought Parker ball pens were not supposed to leak, mine has even though
> it's not been stored upside down.
>
> It's very sticky inside. Is there any good way to clean it out? Thanks for
> advice.
>
>
Alcohol(dont drink it).
From: Stormin Mormon on
I've found alcohol "dry gas" works nicely on ball pen ink. You can
either try to swab it out with Q-tips, or soak the pen barrel in
alcohol.

--
Christopher A. Young
Learn more about Jesus
www.lds.org
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"john hamilton" <bluestar95(a)mail.invalid> wrote in message
news:i448pu$qjp$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
I thought Parker ball pens were not supposed to leak, mine has even
though
it's not been stored upside down.

It's very sticky inside. Is there any good way to clean it out?
Thanks for
advice.



From: michael adams on
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"geoff" <troll(a)uk-diy.org> wrote in message news:C3FI3rPfybZMFwxp(a)demon.co.uk...
> In message <8clpjnFne4U1(a)mid.individual.net>, michael adams
> <mjadams25(a)ukonline.co.uk> writes
> >
> >"john hamilton" <bluestar95(a)mail.invalid> wrote in message
> >news:i448pu$qjp$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
> >> I thought Parker ball pens were not supposed to leak, mine has even though
> >> it's not been stored upside down.
> >>
> >> It's very sticky inside. Is there any good way to clean it out? Thanks for
> >> advice.
> >
> >Isopropyl alcohol, obtainable from a store chemist but quite expensive.
>
> About �5/litre


The last time I bought any it cost �6.99 for 500ml, well over twice
that. The label is still on the bottle. With store chemists who
actually stock it being thin on the ground, you have to take what
you can find.

While it may be cheaper in bulk, isopropyl alcohol is highly
inflammable. And so buying a litre or more for occasional use
in cleaning tape heads and the like, is not only hazardous
but probably a false economy as well. Unless that is, additional
uses can be found for it.


michael adams

....

>
> >
> >At current prices vodka from the local Tesco should work out cheaper it
> >should be equally effective and can be put to other uses.
> >
> >Methylated spirit would do equally well is it wasn't for the smell
> >which again is why vodka is so popular.
> >
>
> --
> geoff