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05-12-2006, 11:04 PM
Maybe some one here can help me. I have some gel pens that are half full of ink but won't work??? How do I get them to write? or just can them?? I like to draw with them.

05-13-2006, 02:23 AM
Just a long shot but have you tried warming them up. I haven't tried this as I usually just throw them away when they dry up.

05-13-2006, 12:47 PM
I don't think anyone has figured out how to revive gel pens yet. I have a huge stack of dead ones too.


05-13-2006, 02:35 PM
Thanks I'll try warming them. If that won't do it - I'll throw them!

05-20-2006, 03:43 PM
You could also try holding the tip over a match flame briefly to really warm it up. Just enough to loosen up the ink again.

09-17-2006, 12:06 AM
I don't like gel pens.I used them once,and I didn't liked it.But I looove mi ballpoint pens!!!:heart: :heart: :heart:

09-18-2006, 06:53 AM
Recently my daughter went through my stash of gel pens (no, I'm not going to reveal the full extent of my weakness and tell you how many!) with the idea of checking each of them and getting rid of the stopped-up ones. I had read many posts on the subject of reviving gel pens and was not optimistic about the prospects of getting the stopped-up one going again. But she discovered that if she put the tip in her mouth and sucked gently (this can be done touching only the barrel and nothing else), she could get about 75% of them going again.

My theory is that the suction dislodges a dried-up chunk of gel ink some inside surface of the ball and allows the rest to flow around the ball again.

I've tried warming them, dipping them in various things like turpentine, mineral spirits, etc. None of those things has worked.

Beth Lee
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