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have you ever left a marker out and realized it, when it was already too late? heres a simple quick fix on how to bring it back to life!

Step 1: get your materials.

all you need is

1. dried out marker
2. wooden stick (optional)
3. mini baster thing... (optional)
4. white vinegar

the stick or the baster are to get a specific drop of white vinegar you don't want too much because that could delude the ink...
<p>I hate it when my ink is deluded!</p>
<p>LOL</p>
Didnt work and I had one disappointed 3 yr old ?
Please if you do have copics, don't use this method. It may work for sharpies but it does completely ruin the copics
<p>For the person who asked about how to revive a glue stick, I've been doing this for years. Take the glue stickand twist it down as far as it will go. Put a few drops of water on top or along the sides, put the cap back oon, and let it sit overnight. Sometimes I set it in a bowl in case it leaks any. Don't put too much water or it turns into a gooey mess, but a few drops, given time to soak in to the solid mass, will usually revive it so that I can use it right down to the end and not waste my money. Now if I could just get my husband to stop throwing away ones that he thinks are no good and to give them to me to revive instead!</p>
does this work for gel markers &amp; glitter pens? i haven't used mine for over a year &amp; all of them won't work...they have lots of gel
<p>I haven't tried this yet but I have the same problem you do &amp; found this website. http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_7830903_fix-dried-out-gel-pens.html </p>
<p>I dipped the sharpie tip in the vinegar. At first it didn't help at all. I dipped it again. Still no help. Then I decided to close the cap and let it stay like that for a while. After waiting 10 minutes or less, the marker worked perfectly! Thanks!</p>
<p>Does this work on Copic markers? Do you know?</p>
<p>I just tried the one drop of vinegar on the tip method...Didn't work...Probably because the vinegar didn't penetrate the dried sharpie tip very well...</p><p>I'm now soaking the tip of the sharpie in a cap full of vinegar...</p>
<p>I never post to thank someone, but this tip is awesome! You made it easy and best of all, it really really really worked!!! I brought an old calligraphy marker back to life. Thanks!</p>
Water base markers come right back to life if you use a hypodermic needle to inject water into them. I have revived thousands of them that way. They have to be the fat tip markers. I stick the needle down in the tip and inject slowly. If you go too fast it overflows. You have to allow air to escape as you put a little in. Still trying to learn how to do Sharpies and dry erase markers. Also- glue sticks puzzle me. Would love to know how to make a glue stick refillable!
Good hint
didnt work at all,,it just made my marker worse :/
i tried this with a few dead markers i had but they never came back to life. am i doing something wrong?
well if theres no ink then your S.O.L buddy..<br/>this is for dried out markers.. =]<br/>
ok maybe that's why it didn't work. thanks for clearing that up for me.
i'll have to try this sometime. Good idea!
Does this work for sharpies and other permanent markers?
certainly! it should work with all markers and marker types.. i appreciate the feedback!
Awesome job! Smart, I will do this next time probably. (added to favorites)

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