Retractable MX!

Guitrum’s Retractable MX Tutorial

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For those who need help dismantling a bic mechanism.

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[Stats]:

[Balance]: Backheavy (just like a real mx)
[Length]: 18.5cm (just like a real mx)
[Cost]: $4-$5 USD
[Inktype]: RSVP ink
[Style]: Single-Sided, Retractable
[Difficulty]: Medium~Hard

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[Materials]: (click)

[1x]: Pentel RSVP
[1x]: Pentel Hybrid Gel Grip
[1x]: BIC Clic Stic

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[Tutorial]:

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Disassemble the pens so that you have what is shown. Discard what is on the bottom and keep what is on the top.

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Disassemble the BIC Clic Stic mechanism to have what is shown. Discard what is on the right and keep what is on the left.

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Cut off the top of the BIC mechanism just enough so you can see the ridge on the inside.

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Cut away right up until you meet that ridge like shown.

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Cut off the bottom of the BIC mechanism just enough so you can see the inner teeth on the inside.

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Cut away right up until there is a tiny bit of space beneath the teeth. The final product is about 1cm long.

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Bore out a hole in the RSVP backcap like shown.

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Push the cut BIC mechanism inside the RSVP backcap and make sure that it is SNUG. Add superglue if necessary.

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a) Cut off the tip of the RSVP body just enough so the RSVP inktube can slide all the way through.
b ) Screw on the Hybrid Gel Grip tip to the tip of the RSVP body.
c) Push on the Hybrid Gel Grip grip over everything.

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Shave off the ridges on each side of the RSVP backcap. (so the cap can slide up and down smoothly)

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Modify the RSVP inktube like so. (this could vary from person to person so measurements are not exact)

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a) Put the insert in the RSVP body.
b ) Put the modified inktube in the RSVP body.
c) Screw on the RSVP backcap. (make sure the toothpick is centered in the white mechanism piece)

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Cut the RSVP grip like shown.

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Cut out a vertical strip of the RSVP grip (the portion with the ring) the width of one of the dimples.

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Put the cut grip into the RSVP cap and like shown.

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Cut the Hybrid Gel Grip backplug like shown.

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Push the cut backplug into the RSVP grip that is in the RSVP cap.

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Wrap tape around the end of the BIC mechanism like shown.

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Push the RSVP cap on so it meets with the base of the RSVP backcap and so it clicks properly.

Congratulations, you just made Guitrum’s Retractable MX!

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