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  • Member since
    April 2023
  • From: New mexico
Revive felt tip marker
Posted by John3M on Monday, November 27, 2023 4:48 PM

Specifically the ones with .05 tiips or similar we use to scribe panel lines.

I draw black highly detailed scenes with fine point artist black tip pens. generally .003 and .005 in size. Sometimes they quit on me in the middle of a project. These pens are not inexpensive so to revive them and the ones similar to panel line markers like Gundm markers I take some fine grit sandpaper 1000 and maybe 1500 grit and lightly run the tip vertically across the paper 2-4 times I think what happens is the ink dries and blocks the porous surface. This trick has saved me many bucks...

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 8:15 AM

Sounds like a cool trick to try... One more that could be handy would be to dip the tip in come Gunze Mr. Colour Thinner. That worked for me once or twice and I guess the thinner dissolved the dried ink - maybe that will help somebody..

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 10:08 AM

Believe it or Not!

   This has happened to me with a Molotow pen too! I wash the tip off with Acetone and it works fine again. That's the large point version though. iIdon't know about the small tip one because mine got mis-placed.  I accidentally grabbed the "Mister Thinner" yesterday. It worked too! Not as well though, It took more soaking!

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    April 2020
Posted by Eaglecash867 on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 7:38 PM

I used isopropyl alcohol just the other day to bring a Sharpie back to life after I forgot to put the cap back on it.  Just dipped the tip in and left it there for a couple of seconds.  Writes like new again.

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

  • Member since
    November 2023
Posted by REY SAREY on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 12:22 AM

Pawel

Sounds like a cool trick to try... One more that could be handy would be to dip the tip in come Gunze Mr. Colour Thinner. That worked for me once or twice and I guess the thinner dissolved the dried ink - maybe that will help somebody..

 

  • Member since
    November 2023
Posted by statenew on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 3:31 AM

It is really good

 

 

  • Member since
    April 2023
  • From: New mexico
Posted by John3M on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 11:18 AM

Ive done the alcohol thing too with the micro size pens and had no luck.....

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    April 2023
Posted by ctruss53 on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 12:53 PM

I am having similar problems with a .003 and a .005 marker. They work for like 5 minutes and then just quit on me.

I have soaked the tips in alcohol and Mr Leveling Thinner. Still don't work. I haven't tried other solvents yet.

And these are brand new markers.

Insert wise quote here.

-Chad

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