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    Dried out Micron...Help?

    I left my Micron Pen uncap for about 30 Minutes or less.
    The pen stopped working slightly, and I heard you can put vinegar on it to make it work again.

    Once I put the vinegar on the tip, it stopped working all together.

    Can someone help me?

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    I'd say that take this as a learning experience, buy a new pen and don't leave it open.

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    I'm not sure what to do-- maybe if you soaked the nib in water for a few minutes?

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    Pretty much what TinyBird said. That Micron's pretty much fucked. Just get a new one and try to remember that marker pens use solvents like alcohol or acetone.

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    Thanks for the feedback, luckily, the vinegar did work, and the pen just needed to be worked a bit.

    Soaking it in water a little did help restore it fully though, so thank sanya!

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    Hello,

    I have not tried these techniques with Microns, seeing as how the nib is so tiny. They are worth a shot though and may come in handy in the future.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9c372QBr0U

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBX0HyszlWg

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