How to get old pen to write again?

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  1. FrugalGuy

    FrugalGuy Senior member

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    I have one of those 4 colored pens that I barely used. Unfortuntately, it won't write even though it has plenty of ink. I tried scribbling on a piece of paper but that didn't work. I don't want to throw it away, so is there a way to get it to write again? Any advice?
     
  2. rudeguy

    rudeguy Lifer

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    lighter to the tip...you need to get the ball rolling!!!
     
  3. Kelvrick

    Kelvrick Lifer

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    Sometimes putting it in warm water works. Warms up the ink that might have dried up and clogged the end.
     
  4. TwinkleToes77

    TwinkleToes77 Diamond Member

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    try running the tip under hot water to melt the ink that clogged it.
     
  5. kaZ8Teen

    kaZ8Teen Golden Member

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    lick it with your tongue, works everytime
     
  6. MacBaine

    MacBaine Banned

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    Edit: In more ways than one
     
  7. thirtythree

    thirtythree Diamond Member

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    buy a new one :p I guess with a name like "frugalguy" you wouldn't even consider that though.
     
  8. Lithium381

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    hah!

    pull your thumb back with your pointer, making the first joint protrude, then write on the underside of the knucke.....works for me