FPR Micro-Mesh Nib Smoothing Sheet (12,000 grit)
FPR Micro-Mesh Nib Smoothing Sheet (12,000 grit) is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.
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Delivery and Shipping
Delivery and Shipping
We offer FREE SHIPPING within the US on orders over $49 and international orders over $149 if they are under 0.5lb (225g) excluding Mexico and India. We do not ship paper products internationally under the "free shipping" option. Orders generally ship within 2 business days via USPS or UPS at carrier established rates. Each shipment is guaranteed to arrive safely and in a timely fashion. This means if your order does not arrive or arrives damaged we will replace the item at our cost. FPR is not responsible for any customs duties that international orders may incur. All shipments have tracking via either USPS or UPS. If you did not receive your tracking number we are happy to provide one upon request.
Guarantee on defects:
We guarantee each pen we sell to be new/unused and in proper writing condition. If you receive a pen that is not working properly we will gladly replace any defective parts or products.
If you are not happy with the products you have purchased you can return any un-inked pens or items in new condition to us for a full refund minus the cost of shipping. If your pen has been inked and is without defect but you are unhappy with it contact us and we can discuss exchange options. The return of non-defective items is subject to a restocking fee of the actual cost of shipping in cases where free shipping was applied to the order. Postage for any returns is not covered by FPR and is the responsibility of the customer.
We are unable to accept returns on any item, whether used or new, that came free with another product or purchase. In addition, we cannot accept pens or nibs if they have been modified in any way.
For a return authorization or for help troubleshooting please contact us at email@example.com or through our contact us form. Returns will not be accepted without a return authorization.
This 3" x 4" sheet of 12,000 grit micro-mesh will last for years and can polish hundreds of pens.
How to use: (or watch this video)
Note: Before smoothing a nib always check the tine alignment to make sure one tine is not higher or lower than the other. Tine misalignment is the most common reason for a scratchy nib and smoothing won't help. In case your tines are misaligned it is usually possible to bend them back into alignment.
1) Wet the micro-mesh sheet or fill your pen with ink. Micro-mesh is most effective when wet though can also be used dry.
2) Draw 2-3 figure eights on the micro-mesh using fairly light pressure and then test the nib on paper. You may find a certain direction that is scratchier than others. In this case give more attention to that direction on the micro-mesh. Go back and forth between micro-mesh and paper constantly testing for smoothness.
3) Repeat the above until you have reached the desired smoothness.
Nib smoothing does take some practice and it is possible to damage a nib if done improperly. It is a good idea to rotate the pen just a bit while making the figure eight pattern to avoid grinding a flat spot onto the round ball tipping of the nib. Note that nib smoothing will likely void a pen's warranty.
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