Clean pen nibs in nail polish remover?

Is it possible to clean dip pen nibs (speedball) in nail polish remover?
PS. ink is pigmented acrylic

kevinhannan6 years ago
+1 ork = I have always just used warm water and dried throughly afterwards. ;-)
Well done for keeping alive the penmanship that is so rare now ;-)
(Have you thought about trying to make your own inks?)
orksecurity6 years ago
Nail polish remover is acetone, which is a fairly aggressive solvent. But whether it's the _right_ solvent for ink -- and whether it might do unpleasant things to non-metal parts -- I can't say.

I've always just cleaned my fountain pens with water, when they needed it.
josh1324 (author)  orksecurity6 years ago
no, it's just a dip pen. the tip is only metal.
josh1324 (author)  josh13246 years ago
it's tin and brass i think