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Marsh 99 Nib Drying Out Overnight

Discussion in 'Tools and tips' started by Loaf3r, Oct 5, 2021.

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  1. Loaf3r

    Loaf3r Member

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    Hello everyone, I recently bought a Marsh 99 and it works really well, but I have an issue with the nib.

    When I let this marker sit overnight it seems to dry out and won't write properly unless I prime the nib again, I've used this a fair bit over the last 3-4 days and this still happens.
    I'm using a very thin ink in this marker so I doubt it's the ink.

    How would you fix this issue?
    I know these take a while to break in, but I feel like it would be good to go by now.

    Any help with this is greatly appreciated.
  2. Loaf3r

    Loaf3r Member

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    Update for anyone else who could be googling this in the future:
    I put the nib in the bottle of ink I was going to use overnight, or 10-12-ish hours overall. Taking it out and screwing it in the marker it writes fine, but be sure to write with it until the nib isn't completely soaked in ink anymore, letting the marker start moving ink from the body to the nib.
    The marker should now write great, even after sitting overnight or longer.