Mylar Paper - 0.3 Micron (0.0003mm) 75 x 50 mm Sheet. The 0.03 Micron Mylar Paper will give your nib the smoothest possible finish. Mylar paper is used to smooth slightly scratchy nibs, for finishing off after Micro Mesh smoothing and to give nibs the smoothest possible writing tip. If your nib is very scratchy, you need Micro Mesh.
These very, very fine abrasive sheets are used to smooth 'scratchy' nibs. A fountain pen nib should glide smoothly over paper with almost no resistance. If your nib feels like it is dragging on the paper or making a scratching sound then you have a 'scratchy' nib. They work just like any abrasive paper except you apply the pen to the abrasive, the abrasive to the pen. To smooth a nib you 'Write' on the Mylar paper the same way you normally write.
Mis-aligned tines are another cause of 'scratchy' nibs so examine your nib with a magnifying glass to ensure the nibs are properly aligned before using Mylar. Mylar Paper will only make things worse if the tines are not aligned properly.
1) Flush your pen and dry the nib.
2) If your nib is scratchy in one direction. Eg. Downward, left to right. 'Write'on the Mylar Paper in the same direction only.
If your nib is scratchy in every direction, draw a figure eight on the Mylar Paper.
3) Do this three times then dip the nib in ink and test it.
4) Never do more than three strokes on the Mylar Paper at one time.
5) Apply normal writing pressure on the Mylar Paper. Pressing harder will not help or hasten the process.
Using this product on a pen under warranty will void that warranty. We strongly recommend that you make a claim under the warranty and not attempt to fix it yourself.
This product can rectify or improve a wide range of fountain pen problems but can also, if used incorrectly, make things worse and even irrepairably damage the nib or the pen.
We strongly recommend that you practice on an inexpensive pen first to gain experience and that you exercise great care at all times when using this product.
Mylar is biaxially oriented polyethylene terephthalate (BOPET) polyester film. Mylar is incredibly hard and durable and can be made into extremely thin sheets. Mylar is used in a wide range of industrial applications apart from fine abrasives.
Mylar Paper - White - 0.3 Micron (0.0003mm) 75 x 50 mm - Pack of 2
- Product Code: FPT027
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: $2.27