Parker 51 Vacumatic Cap With Gold Split Arrow Clip – Before & After Restoration
Here’s a quick post to show you what I’m working on currently. Just a little effort combined with the correct products and tools can go a long way in fountain pen restoration.
Shown below is the cap from a Parker 51 Vacumatic showing how it arrived to me for restoration. As you can see, it’s a Lustraloy cap with a gold split arrow, blue diamond clip. I’ll restore the blue diamond later in the restoration.
Here’s what I wanted to show you today. The magic of Parker 51 Vacumatic cap restoration. This took me about 15 minutes using a little dab of Simichrome Polish, a few Q-Tips, a micro fiber cloth, and a rouge cloth. Beautiful! The gold split arrow blue diamond clip looks as good as new. I did one like this last week that was probably 10 times worse and I forgot to take the “before” pictures. Dang!
Stay tuned for more.
~ Glenn Atkins