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Clean pen nibs in nail polish remover? Answered

Is it possible to clean dip pen nibs (speedball) in nail polish remover?
Gratias,
josh1324
PS. ink is pigmented acrylic

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kevinhannan
kevinhannan

Best Answer 9 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?)

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orksecurity
orksecurity

9 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.

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josh1324
josh1324

Answer 9 years ago

no, it's just a dip pen. the tip is only metal.

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josh1324
josh1324

Answer 9 years ago

it's tin and brass i think