How do you fix a gel pen?
Pry open the top of the pen with small pliers.
Pull the ink tube out of the protective pen casing and blow air into the small tube of ink.
Add a small amount of water into the tube to revive the dried ink and blow a few more times..
How do you get a pen to work smoothly?
USE A SOLVENT Solvents will dissolve the ink and should get everything flowing. Nail polisher remover (with acetone) and rubbing alcohol both work wonders. Simply put a little onto some cotton wool and wrap around the tip for a few minutes. Wipe clean and write!
How do you revive a dry Gelly Roll pen?
Start with writing hard, on coarse paper.Place the ball end over a candle or lighter. Do not get too close. … Soak the point in water for perhaps fifteen minutes of so (or until you see the water discolored by ink). Again with the coarse paper.Try rubbing alcohol instead of water as in 3.
Do gel pens last long?
They will not last that long. You may get a month of steady use if you switch between the 4 pens. Mine would act dead, but if I gave it a break, it would work again. They write great, but can be pricey.
Do gel pens dry out?
As stated in a previous reply, pens DO dry up…and gel pens are especially vulnerable to the air around them. Gel pens come with a warning to always replace the cap immediately after use because the gel ink will quickly dry out.