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Thread: White Marking pen won't work

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    Super Member fayzer's Avatar
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    I have a brand new Clover fine white marking pen that will not work. Is there a trick to this?

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    Is it stuck? or is it dried up? Take it back and get another.

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    Is this a felt tip type of pen? If so, try dabbing it in a drop of water to see if that gets the ink flowing. Sometimes, though, marking pens dry up in the store before you ever get them home. (Not sure what a white marking pen is like; have only used blue and purple.)

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    Sometimes it takes a few seconds or more for the line to show up. And then, sometimes you get a bad pen. If it doesn't show up after a minute, take it back to the store and ask for replacement. They're fabulous when they work.

    Janet

    edited to add: I try and store mine flat. That seems to help keep this pen working.

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    I had the same problem with those pens and stopped buying them and use chalk or soap pens

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    I personally love my Fons and Porter fine white pencil....

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    This pen has a metal point. It was stored flat with the cap on tight. I guess I'll take it back. What I am working on is too fine for chalk, which I have, or soap pens which I don't have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fayzer
    This pen has a metal point. It was stored flat with the cap on tight. I guess I'll take it back. What I am working on is too fine for chalk, which I have, or soap pens which I don't have.
    Old, old trick.....use a thin sliver of bath bar soap....I have saved them for years....you know the really thinner the better ones....works super great on dark, can even have a choice of white, pink, blue or green.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborahlees
    Quote Originally Posted by fayzer
    This pen has a metal point. It was stored flat with the cap on tight. I guess I'll take it back. What I am working on is too fine for chalk, which I have, or soap pens which I don't have.
    Old, old trick.....use a thin sliver of bath bar soap....I have saved them for years....you know the really thinner the better ones....works super great on dark, can even have a choice of white, pink, blue or green.....
    Gosh, I haven't used bar soap in years.

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    I use soap slivers a lot! Just have to remember to cut on the edge that was next to0 the rule.

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    Try shaking it and/or shaking it down like a thermometer.

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    I'll give these tips a try. If they don't work then it is back to Jo'Ann's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fayzer
    I'll give these tips a try. If they don't work then it is back to Jo'Ann's.
    I have some that have never worked either but I couldn't drive back to the city to return them. I seem to remember that the instructions for them said to store them upside down after using the first time, or something like that. Mine never worked at all though.

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