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Smash KO Marker
Smash KO Marker
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Smash went above and beyond our expectations on this one. Does it drip? Yes. Does it stain? Yes. Is it ... more▾ 

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Question: So I shook the f*ck out of the marker and it's still this light, dusty purple color, nothing like the picture or the other descriptions. Also the metal bottom of the marker body is bulging outward, first a little, now more and more (because I shook it up more thinking that was the problem). Haha, I think I got a dud marker! O_o Am I doing something wrong?
Answer:(AP Reply)Email us how it/s writing and a pic of the marker artprimo.com@gmail.com
 (Adriano Says:) Ya the same thing happened to me the nib flow isn't that good as sometimes it'll look like it died and then the next day ill press it to get the ink and it'll just drip all over and spill ink. I've tried to cut the nib and same thing. the end is bulging out as well and I think the ink is almost out now so I want to refill it is there any way to do that?Ya the same thing happened to me the nib flow isn't that good as sometimes it'll look like it died and then the next day ill press it to get the ink and it'll just drip all over and spill ink. I've tried to cut the nib and same thing. the end is bulging out as well and I think the ink is almost out now so I want to refill it is there any way to do that?

Question: how much does this rattle in a pocket i wanna buy it to bomb but thats my only question been using mops molotow markers stuff like that but i wanna try this
Answer:(AP Reply)If you/re worrying about noise get an ink based marker that you won/t need to shake.

Question: if you were to refill these, what dye based ink would you recommend I mix with smash? Asking for a friend...
Answer:(AP Reply)This marker is a mix between paint and dye based ink. Smash would be great.

Question: What does flaring out the nib mean??
Answer:(AP Reply)Loosening the fibers to have a more mohair 'mop' style nib.

Question: How would the black hold up on freights? Worth it or no?
Answer:(AP Reply)Pretty well. It's a paint and dye mixture so you get 2 for one. Paint coverage with staining power.

Question: can i refill a paint mixture into these? i am thinking of half rusto oil based (thinned out a bit with regular old paint thinner) and half alcohol based ink. do you suppose this would work? or would i ruin it trying to fill it with rusto style paint?
Answer:(AP Reply)You can try, these aren/t marketed to be refillable though.
 (CookedOnPhonics Says:) I tried my damndest to open one.... didnt work. Ended up just grinding the crud out of the neck. if someone finds a way to refill them though, I would be really excited to find out! Its a chillin body size, holds a decent amount of paint. I just want to refill it with something else. Have more options on deck ya know?I tried my damndest to open one.... didnt work. Ended up just grinding the crud out of the neck. if someone finds a way to refill them though, I would be really excited to find out! Its a chillin body size, holds a decent amount of paint. I just want to refill it with something else. Have more options on deck ya know?

Question: Yo AP I understand how to refill this marker and I understand that you should use half smash half dye ink. However, I am trying to refill this marker because I'm cheap and I don't want to specially buy smash ink for it. I know I would obviously end up using the smash for future uses but I'm just wondering if there is a more "homemade" formula for refilling these that doesn't require specifically smash ink. Thanks.
Answer:(AP Reply)Best place to look is our forums; http://www.artprimo.com/forums/
There are a few threads on homemade ink recipes.

Question: A wicked price for a wicked marker
Answer:(AP Reply)yes!

Question: love these markers. i cant seem to get them to drip though.
Answer:(AP Reply)Push harder to release more paint from the valve. It also helps to allow gravity to help so hold the marker at a higher angles so paint 'flows' out faster.

Question: Hey ap I tried refilling it but im a dumbass and I need a tutorial vid please
Answer:(AP Reply)Although theoretically you can refill these, they are not specifically marketed to refill. It's not something we should advertise since it's a little more intensive... That being said let's just say a little birdy on our AP Forums may have a tutorial listed for the curious....

Question: What color do you think is the most opaque and also pops the most?
Answer:(AP Reply)Black would be the one. But that's not why you buy this marker. They are a 50% paint / 50% dye mix. Maximum opacity isn't the point. Mad flow, stains, more durability & fade resistance than a dye marker are the characteristics that make this marker what it is. If you want opaque then get a Moltow Oneforall 627.

Question: Are these markers refillable? I ordered two and I was just wondering, thanks!
Answer:(AP Reply)Yes. You gotta push the valve open with the nib off. 1/2 Smash and 1/2 dye ink. And you will have it.

Question: If this marker is refillable, how would you go about refilling it?
Answer:(AP Reply)Its not intended to be refilled but it can. You just have to push the valve in with a pin and pour in the ink.

Question: Do these show up good on dark surfaces good like paint markers because i know they are dye and smash... that is the only thing that is holding me back frum buying them
Answer:(AP Reply)Since this is a dye and paint mixture it's not going to and pop! on darker surfaces like a straight paint marker. It will do well on porous surfaces like wood and stain surfaces like metal. That's the tight thing about this marker is it will do 2 things for you, one cover and two stain. Boom, boom, Knock Out!

Violet is the best.

Question: I'm finally curious enough to try these after hearing about them for a very long time. Are these like or similar to paint markers? I'm looking to try them out, but I wanted to know if I would be able to write over surfaces without having other inks under my writing to bleed through. Thanks
Answer:(AP Reply)Picture smash ink mixed with Dye. That's the best way I can describe it.

Question: is it refillable
Answer:(AP Reply)Yes if you know what you are doing.

Question: Does pilot work well with this?
Answer:(AP Reply)Yessir! You have to hold the valve open with a needle when you fill it.

Question: does this marker stain
Answer:(AP Reply)its half Smash half Dye. It will stain.

Question: Are the questions people ask effin' kidding me??!
Answer:(AP Reply)LOL

Question: How do you push the valve down with a nail without breaking the valve like I did?
Answer:(AP Reply)You would have to try really hard to break the valve. Just ease up next time

Question: Did ap picked the price or it just turned out to be 666_--- THE DEVIL NUMBER just asking? Cuz is wierd
Answer:(AP Reply)Its just a number. Why are you afraid of things that aren't real?
 (sr20det96 Says:) hail666satanhail666satan

Question: were is the orange k.o at or wats the colors name for orange
Answer:(AP Reply)I saw that comment on Youtube too. There never was an orange KO. Protip. Youtube commenter's are generally idiots.

Question: How can i flip the nib without making a huge mess??
Answer:(AP Reply)wear gloves

Question: Are thees markers good for body painting?
Answer:(AP Reply)No not at all. Dont use solvent based markers on skin. Best thing to use is a water-based acrylic like Molotow/s One4All line.
 (drofone Says:) Dumbass, read the WARNING on the side of the label. DO U WANT CANCER?Dumbass, read the WARNING on the side of the label. DO U WANT CANCER?

Question: How does this compare in size to the k-71? (Body and nib)
Answer:(AP Reply)Body smaller (but more ink!) same size nib point.
 (TheLord Says:) You cant refill a smash marker.(APREPLY)yes you can. Its very easy, just like a Pentel Shorty. You cant refill a smash marker.(APREPLY)yes you can. Its very easy, just like a Pentel Shorty.

Question: im not trying to b*tch or anything, but its been a while now... Are red & black discontinued by now, or whats up?
u still got purp which is great, but im starting to miss black & Especially red
Answer:(AP Reply)We are just out of stock man. be patient brotha

Question: When you gonna reup?????
Let me (/us) know, so in case its gonna be a while i can just stock up on Purp while u atleast still got it!!
Answer:(AP Reply)Soon! No exact date though
 (everyone's response... Says:) UGH! Hurry!!! (...pwetty pwease)UGH! Hurry!!! (...pwetty pwease)

Question: Got a date when youre gonna reup on your Smash?????
Let me know if i should just get a couple Purp KO's before they run out, if its gonna take a while before u get more Red & Black!

U got Purp' (which is amazing), but i need Red + Black in my arsenal, too: Black cuz its a drippity classic of course & Red cuz ive seen the bleed-thru power of it!... Being able to see it after ATLEAST 6 coats of bucket premium white & i Still see my name clearly! f*ck: Krink's Red Bleed-Thru couldnt even do that Even after i dumped an entire packet of red bleed-thru additive into a new marker _& thats not just a front when i say that!

Wanna show toys that SmashKO's are better than Krink K-71's???You GOTTA Make a vid to show how your SmashKO Red can bleed-thru Better than the over-priced & over-hyped Krink Red Bleed-thru!! In bucket Latex white, especially with Behr, your Smash comes thru with clarity! Krink's bleed-thru will bleed through spray-paint well, but MOST places use bucket, which your Red KO is more likely to eat its way to the top!!!

Much love- just reup quick! lol
Answer:(AP Reply)Soon! No exact date though

Question: u guys should do a tut on how to refill these and the pentels to stop the questions. if you dont get around to it i can write one with some pics and email it to within the next few weeks
Answer:(AP Reply)LOL that will never stop the questions. but sure. Go for it!

Question: do these last long without having to refill
Answer:(AP Reply)long enough.

Question: How do u refill this dope sh*t
Answer:(AP Reply)pull the nib out. Push the valve in with a small nail. Pour in a mix of Smash and Pilot. Crush...

Question: any body else have this marker leak all over you?
Answer:(AP Reply)Haven't heard of anyone doing that. Did you over pump the nib?

Question: man whats the track in the video for this??
Answer:(AP Reply)IDK I forgot. Ask in the video comments.

Question: Yo AP this doesnt have the same xylene as in the decocolors. Does the ink in the refill bottles have the same xylene as the decos?
Answer:(AP Reply)there is only one type of xylene
 (MARKADOR Says:) Actually AP (not to be a smart-ass) but there are 3 isomers of xylene: O(ortho), M(meta), and P(para)xylene. Montana paint has all 3, that's why it smells much different from the xylene in Decocolors.(apreply) Oh reallly? holler at a baller.Actually AP (not to be a smart-ass) but there are 3 isomers of xylene: O(ortho), M(meta), and P(para)xylene. Montana paint has all 3, that's why it smells much different from the xylene in Decocolors.(apreply) Oh reallly? holler at a baller.

Question: when will you have the orange back in stock??
Answer:(AP Reply)there never was an orange KO
 (Anonymous Says:) that's the redthat's the red
 (dEZ Says:) *hint* *hint**hint* *hint*

Question: What's the best color? Also are there any replacement nibs for this?
Answer:(AP Reply)purp and no

Question: Should I get this or the slugger? Because this is ink and the slugger is paint and that photo that you guys have of the juiced up tip of the green slugger just looks smexy!
Answer:(AP Reply)I like the KO Better.



Question: Yo whuddup AP, I know u guys probably got a ton of questions asking this but how do you re-fill these?
I don't know how to re-fill a pentel either, so telling me the same way as that wouldn't help :p
thx pce out
Answer:(AP Reply)I need to do a tutorial!
 (dEZ Says:) a tutorial would stop the headaches APa tutorial would stop the headaches AP
 (resk Says:) DOOOOOOOO IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!DOOOOOOOO IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Question: since so many people are asking how to refill pentel shortys and the ko markersy dont u guys just doa video instead of having to repeat over and over again to depress the valve no matter how much i try i still cant do it
Answer:(AP Reply)If I had time to do more videos we would have a hell of a lot more on our youtube page.

Question: wuts 2x3+10-6= i got to finish my homework lol
Answer:(AP Reply)10
 (CrustOner Says:) Wow, really? And if you're in high school with that...Wow, really? And if you're in high school with that...
 (Smearone Says:) Thank u I passed my finals lol I'm in high school lolThank u I passed my finals lol I'm in high school lol

Question: hows the red
Answer:(AP Reply)Its good.

Question: Yo artprimo it's beat I was just bout to re up on sum $h!t but nope the green markal paintstiks just go out of stock 2 quik. Anyway u think it wood b a good combo if I take a blood red ko and fill it wit sum red smash wit a tiny bit of garvey ?? And is Garvey dye based or alcohol or what? Ight good loox ap peace!!!
Answer:(AP Reply)LOL!! I don't even know what you are saying?!?!

Question: what nib could i use to replace the original with??
Answer:(AP Reply)there really isnt one.
 (macrous99 Says:) have you tried balsa wood?(apreply) no. Why dont you give it a shot and let us knowhave you tried balsa wood?(apreply) no. Why dont you give it a shot and let us know
 (Anonymous Says:) Maybe a deco color nib???(aprepy) no completley different.Maybe a deco color nib???(aprepy) no completley different.

Question: i know im not supposed to refill this sh!t so dnt think im an idoit. whats the way to do it if i could?
Answer:(AP Reply)You can. You just need a really thin nail to push the valve in. It's just like refilling a pentel shorty. 60% smash and 40% dye will be your "ghetto" mix. It's not exactly the same but dope
 (smearone Says:) weres the valve? lol wow seriously its under the nib u know the part were the nib goes in that hole is were the valve is lol weres the valve lolweres the valve? lol wow seriously its under the nib u know the part were the nib goes in that hole is were the valve is lol weres the valve lol
 (macrous99 Says:) have you tried balso wood?(apreply)Thats your answer for everything isnt it.have you tried balso wood?(apreply)Thats your answer for everything isnt it.
 (iknowimatoy Says:) ok i am an idoit eventhough i do have the marker idk where the valve is... where is it???ok i am an idoit eventhough i do have the marker idk where the valve is... where is it???
 (bbsblaze Says:) thanx man or girl idkthanx man or girl idk

Question: isnt it basiclly a smashville slugger
Answer:(AP Reply)Not at all. This is juicy and drippy and built to stain. The slugger is a traditional paint marker much like the Uni Paint.

Question: Where can I get some of this KO ink.
Answer:(AP Reply)buy the marker. You will have it.

Question: so how do u refill them?
Answer:(AP Reply)Just like a Pentel shorty

Question: does smell like da slugger or a lil less like xylene?
Answer:(AP Reply)Less stanky
 (smearone Says:) like tony the tiger said ''there great" it dont smell badlike tony the tiger said ''there great" it dont smell bad

Question: Is it refillable?
Answer:(AP Reply)You can. If you know what your doing
 (AboatLoadOfRetard Says:) Think of a different question everyone seriously. they said it. you cant figure it out then f*ck allThink of a different question everyone seriously. they said it. you cant figure it out then f*ck all

Question: So does the ink sorta stains like garvey
Answer:(AP Reply)Smash and dye, a stainey hot mess

Question: Dang this marker barely came out 12/9/09, Where in da heck is the orange?!
Wait is the red the orange? Confused anyways still buying :) :).
Answer:(AP Reply)There is no Orange. it was a red in the video. Really bright red
 (Anonymous Says:) Faho thanks APFaho thanks AP

Question: wut color should i get
Answer:(AP Reply)Purple is my fave. but the green is butter
 (amex310 Says:) I must not know how to use this marker because everyone else that uses it, loves it. I must not know how to use this marker because everyone else that uses it, loves it.
 (dEZ Says:) hahah thats the spirit!hahah thats the spirit!
 (smearone Says:) im just gonna buy both thanksim just gonna buy both thanks