How to fix a cheap ballpoint pen
June 26, 2005 7:33 AM   Subscribe

What's the best way to get air pockets out of a ballpoint pen? It's a lot harder now that the fool things are completely sealed. Sure, I could get a new $.05 pen, but it irks me to no end.
posted by DonnieSticks to Technology (2 answers total)
Do you have a lighter? Spark it up, and hold the writing end of the pen (the metal, ballpoint part) in the flame for a little bit. The air pockets will move away from the heat. It's a neat trick and it extends the life of a cheap pen.
posted by Jon-o at 9:23 AM on June 26, 2005

posted by crunchland at 10:11 AM on June 26, 2005

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