Platinum converters are gold (not real gold, just gold colored). That’s never really bothered me at all, except when I went to check out the new Platinum Motosu 3776 pen, because it’s clear with rhodium trim.
|Platinum 3776 Motosu|
One of the first things that went through my head was “I wonder if that’s just a gold plating on that converter, and if there’s a silver color underneath”. Sure enough, there is. All it takes is a little sanding with an 800-1,000 grit sandpaper (or micromesh, as I have), and you can polish the gold right off in about 5 minutes. Then you have a nice matching pen!
|Platinum Motosu with my modified silver converter|
P.S. Years later – Platinum now offers their converter in silver trim! That’s way easier than everything I just described above. 😉