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Goulet Mylar Paper Set


 
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This pair of 4.25"x5.5" sheets includes one 1-micron and one 0.3 micron sheet of Mylar paper, which is a super-fine abrasive used to make your nibs write glassy-smooth.

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WARNING: Using an abrasive like Mylar paper to smooth your nib voids just about every pen manufacturer's warranty, so make sure you're only working on pens that are out of warranty, or that you're confident you will never need to have serviced by the manufacturer or returned to the retailer. It's best to practice on inexpensive pens that you don't mind screwing up if things go bad.

This pair of 4.25"x5.5" sheets includes one 1-micron and one 0.3 micron sheet of Mylar paper, which is a super-fine abrasive used to make your nibs write glassy-smooth.

It's always best to first check your nib for proper alignment before trying any nib smoothing remedies. Often a scratchy nib is simply a matter of one tine bent lower than another, and you can see this symptom with the aid of a loupe or other magnifying glass. If the tines are aligned and the nib still writes scratchy, then Micro-Mesh is often a good measure for more severe scratchiness. If your nib is writing satisfactory but you just want it to write a bit smoother, then you will likely benefit from the use of Mylar paper.

Using Mylar paper to smooth your nib is a bit of an art form, and may take some practice for you to be able to do reliably. It is not as aggressive a material as Micro-Mesh, so you will need to be patient when working with the Mylar. It's always best to take a conservative approach when working with any abrasive on your nib. Use a light touch and be very patient.

Only one side of the Mylar paper is abrasive. You'll notice that the paper itself doesn't feel very abrasive to the touch, that's because 1-micron and 0.3-micron particles are pretty dang small. It's often hard to tell which side actually has the abrasive on it. You can tell most easily by reflecting a light off the Mylar, the shiny side is the non-abrasive plastic backing, and the duller side is the abrasive side that you will use to smooth your nib. But the shiny side down on your desk, and the dull side up.

Hold your inked-up pen as you normally would, and lightly make figure-8 patterns about 10-15mm tall on a paper of your choice. It's best to use a smooth paper for this, but that's up to you. If your nib feels consistent (not scratchy at any particular point) but simply has more feedback than you would like, then it's time to break out the 1-micron Mylar paper. (If it does actually feel scratchy, you may want to consider Micro-Mesh as a precursor to Mylar, as it's more aggressive at fixing scratchy nibs). Have your sheet of Mylar next to your paper, on a flat and stable surface. Make the same figure-8 pattern on your Mylar as you did on your paper, applying very light pressure and going fairly slow. You will want to keep even pressure throughout the figure-8. It's best to only do a few figure-8's at a time on the Mylar before checking back on your paper. If you want it to feel smoother, then keep repeating this process until it feels as smooth as you like, then stop. If you find after several cycles of this with the 1-micron Mylar that it's just not quite as smooth as you'd like, then you can repeat the same process with the 0.3-micron Mylar.

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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 36 Write a review.

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Goulet Mylar paper set September 11, 2014
Reviewer: KenFritz from Midlothian, VA United States  
Simple and easy to use.  For those simple "smoothing" corrections you might find with a new nib or just a scratchy nib - this set might be just the thing.
Watch the video Brian has out on using this product and you will be fine. (no pun inteneded.)

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Surprisingly effective September 6, 2014
Reviewer: Josh Roberts from Elkhart, IN United States  
First things first watch the video on how to use this. You won't destroy a pen by using it incorrectly but you also aren't going to get the result you want.
This worked great to finish the final smoothing and polishing of a scratchy nib. If you are looking for an extreme change this is the wrong stuff to use. At the grit these come in you are only POLISHING a nib. The grit size on these is about equal to white rouge compound they use on fine jewelry for a mirror finish so keep that in mind.
Did help me get a glass smooth feel to a nib that had already spent some time on Micro-Mesh. Should last a long time too.

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Goulet Mylar Paper July 22, 2014
Reviewer: Karl Foeller from Meiningen, Thuringia Germany  
I can recommend mylar paper und the Goulet Company. The paper is easy to use and the result is very good. I used it for smoothing am Pelikan 400 nib.

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Just be careful! June 19, 2014
Reviewer: Sarah B from Missouri  
The product itself is fine. Just keep in mind that it really is an abrasive and that it will have drastic affects on your pen, even one with a steel nib. I overdid it on a pen, and boy, am I sorry.

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Great Solution June 18, 2014
Reviewer: Trip from Atlanta, GA United States  
First time using mylar for nibs - easy to smooth out some nibs on pens I had shelved because they didn't write smoothly.  The video Brian has posted shows exactly what to do and made my first attempt at smoothing a scratchy XF nib a success.  Should have bought the mylar set a year ago.

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