Do not use solvents or cleaners to clean the pencil. A soft cloth and water will usually remove any dirt. Use a soft polishing cloth to wipe down metal parts.
Older silver-plated styles will require polishing. The instrument will tarnish more so when not used frequently. The new platinum-plated styles do not require silver polish and will not tarnish.
It is suggested to fill the pencil with 3 leads. Use no more than 5 leads at one time when refilling lead mechanisms. The e-motion and the Pocket Pencil are the only pencils that will hold 1 lead at a time.
If you are not certain how to refill the pencil, please view refill instructions.