If you have a Lamy 2000 or any other piston-filling fountain pen that doesn’t easily disassemble on the piston-end, then you will benefit greatly from learning this handy little tip for greasing up your piston seal. It doesn’t take long to do, and can make your pen feel brand new.

Essentially, you’re just taking off the nib (or the grip, in the Lamy 2000’s case), and swabbing the inside of the ink chamber with a q-tip coated with silicone grease. This works well for the Lamy, as well as Pelikans and other piston pens that have easily removable nibs (but not easily removable pistons).

If you have one of these pens you can surely benefit from this handy trick. Do you have any cool tips like this that you have for maintaining your pens? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below.

Write On,
Brian Goulet