How Do You Unclog A Gel Pen?

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Many people enjoy the smooth and colorful writing produced when you use a gel pen. Unfortunately, writing can be a frustrating ordeal if your gel pens will not work because they have gel ink clogging the tip and preventing the gel pen from writing. When this occurs, try several different techniques to unclog your gel pen. Once you know how to maintain your gel pens and keep them working smoothly, you will be back to writing in no time. Step 1 Use the gel pen to make circles on the scratch paper. Often the circular motion causes the tip of the gel pen to roll and when this happens, fresh gel ink will flow into the chamber of the tip. Continue drawing circles on your scratch paper to make this happen, pressing firmly to make the fresh ink flow. Step 2 Draw a fine, long line onto the sandpaper. Often the grit of the sandpaper is enough to make the gel pens release ink. If the sandpaper does not work, try drawing a fine, long line onto a paper towel. This creates the same effect where ... more
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