From: john hamilton on
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: professorpaul on


If there aren't any plastic parts, then lacquer thinner and pipe
cleaners. Otherwise use rubbing alcohol, which won't harm the plastic,
but doesn't dissolve the ink as well.
From: Phil L 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.

nail polish remover and pipe cleaners / q-tips / cotton wool

--
Phil L
RSRL Tipster Of The Year 2008


From: michael adams on

"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.

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.


michael adams

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From: AZ Nomad on
On Fri, 13 Aug 2010 21:09:21 +0100, john hamilton <bluestar95(a)mail.invalid> 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.


soak it in gasoline
light it