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  • new2thissite commented on kieshar's instructable Cleaning Rapidograph Reusable Pens6 weeks ago
    Cleaning Rapidograph Reusable Pens

    Thanks for this! When my son was in college almost 20 years ago, he had a set of Rapidograph pens for his his drawing class. They came home and have lived in my attic since then. When I came across them, I decided to see if I could clean them. This worked very well with Windex. When I ran out, I tried similar glass cleaner, which was less successful. Then I tried vinegar, and I tried ammonia, not sure which one was responsible for the cleaning action. Neither worked as well. I went out and bought a large refill bottle of Windex and immersed only the tips, and was amazed at how black the solution became. I rinsed and am now on the second soaking, and am still getting more dried ink out. This will take a few more soakings and rinses to get all the ink out, but then I'll have a like-new se...

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    Thanks for this! When my son was in college almost 20 years ago, he had a set of Rapidograph pens for his his drawing class. They came home and have lived in my attic since then. When I came across them, I decided to see if I could clean them. This worked very well with Windex. When I ran out, I tried similar glass cleaner, which was less successful. Then I tried vinegar, and I tried ammonia, not sure which one was responsible for the cleaning action. Neither worked as well. I went out and bought a large refill bottle of Windex and immersed only the tips, and was amazed at how black the solution became. I rinsed and am now on the second soaking, and am still getting more dried ink out. This will take a few more soakings and rinses to get all the ink out, but then I'll have a like-new set! The only improvement I could suggest is more details about how to dismantle the pens, as I had to look elsewhere for that, but otherwise, SUPER!

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