Old rusty squeeze lighter restoration. Got FOOLED on ebay

  • I bought this rusty vintage Imco safety lighter on ebay. It was sold with the heavy wear and mention that flint needs changing but NO pictures or mention of the destroyed of the screw, which made it impossible for an average person to change it. I'm sure they knew what they were selling to me but I can't really complain since it made the project much more interesting. Also check out my new Instagram, I'll start posting there soon instagram.com/odd.tinkering/
    I first tried to unscrew the stuck screw but it was stuck too hard and because it was made of aluminium, the screw just broke. I decided to drill a hole trough. A this point I still tried to hammer is a torx head and unscrew it for one last time but this was useless. I used the torx bit and some other screw driver bit to literally just dog out all the aluminum. It was a slow process. I spent one night just removing the screw. Eventually I got everything out. When using this drilling method it is important to be able to drill in the very middle of the screw to not damage the thread
    Besides the usual disassembly, rust removal, and polishing, I changed the aluminium rivets and screw to brass ones. I've seen this made with brass parts too.This could be maybe WWII era version when they probably did changes to the materials. All the ones with brass rivets I found had brass screw on the bottom too. The original lighter was most likely nickel plated so I did that too. I tested it by wetting the parts and no rust appeared. I didn't want to make the video any longer so I am not explaining the electroplating process in detail. You can find some great tutorials here on CHclip if you are interested. I used a Zippo screw and spring because it was a perfect fit and these lighter were sold with brass screws too. Finding/making a new aluminium screw for it would have been a mistake because then someone else would have to drill it open again in the future.
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  • StupidMexicola
    StupidMexicola Před 4 hodinami

    Subscribe to vinegar

  • Shahbaz Ahmed
    Shahbaz Ahmed Před 10 hodinami

    Have a look guys

  • Shahbaz Ahmed
    Shahbaz Ahmed Před 10 hodinami


  • David Robinson
    David Robinson Před 10 hodinami

    Shit vid off it goes now .

  • jeffborne1
    jeffborne1 Před 14 hodinami

    Good work! My cousin used to have one exactly like this way back in the late 50s.

  • Musical Nerd
    Musical Nerd Před 23 hodinami

    these are the videos i watch at 12 o'clock in the morning

  • Devin Leslie
    Devin Leslie Před dnem

    Part of me wonders why I keep getting random videos recommended to me that have nothing to do with my viewing history. That same part of me .. wonders why youtube is always right.... always. I don't smoke, but i'd love to own a lighter like this!

  • Alex Faudel
    Alex Faudel Před dnem

    Saw these all over the place in my collecting days and still always get serious Fallout vibes from this lighter.

  • Brass Trains And Video Games Galore

    visit my ebay store - www.ebay.com/str/brasstrainsandvideogamesgalore

  • Emily
    Emily Před dnem +1

    this video has the same energy as the Japanese man who makes knives out of everything

  • ludovicx
    ludovicx Před dnem

    whats is the rust remover used ?

  • Shannon X
    Shannon X Před 2 dny

    I've never seen one like that before, and it is gorgeous!

  • TelecomTitan
    TelecomTitan Před 2 dny

    wonder how much that lighter would've cost a man brand new back when it was made?

  • Alessandro Signorini
    Alessandro Signorini Před 2 dny


  • James Green
    James Green Před 2 dny

    Awesome lighter

  • ACS Vlogs
    ACS Vlogs Před 2 dny +1

    Subscribe to vinegar

  • Sammy_Smart 23
    Sammy_Smart 23 Před 2 dny

    The spider hand thing made me laugh 😂

  • pskton
    pskton Před 2 dny

    Awesome job.

  • guillermo e
    guillermo e Před 3 dny

    excellent restoration. many luck and thousand congratulations for your great ability; keep it up. From Mexico

  • Aro
    Aro Před 3 dny

    Check the seller's feedback before buying on ebay

  • J. Luis
    J. Luis Před 3 dny

    The right tools/chemical in the right hands it's a beautiful thing, I'm glad my Zippo still works.
    Thank you.

  • Shay Latifah
    Shay Latifah Před 3 dny

    The part with the glove and the spider hands got me laughing harder than any other comedy sketch ever will

  • AKA Vortex
    AKA Vortex Před 3 dny

    Hey! Finish the word vin--

  • Bouttogo HAMM
    Bouttogo HAMM Před 3 dny

    Any longer and that lighter would've deteriorated beyond repair, nice job.

  • miha ceban
    miha ceban Před 3 dny


  • PixellPython
    PixellPython Před 4 dny

    WhEeZe I can smell the vinegar through my phone it’s awful :’) the video’s awesome tho

  • Joshua Mcspadden
    Joshua Mcspadden Před 4 dny +1

    Add music it’s akward

  • farpointgamingdirect
    farpointgamingdirect Před 4 dny

    You should've drilled out the screw and used an Easy-Out to remove it. Very nice restoration!

  • Aнастасия Романовой

    why you smash the old parts in the cleaning bowl? Useless..

  • Bryan Goodwin
    Bryan Goodwin Před 5 dny

    I love the humor man that is awesome

  • Marcin P.Brodala
    Marcin P.Brodala Před 5 dny

    Looked so much better before...

  • Yerko Franelich
    Yerko Franelich Před 5 dny

    A lighter to surpass metal gear

  • SpiritBear12
    SpiritBear12 Před 5 dny

    I wonder if that lighter was made in Cuba to light those Havana cigars. The palm trees make me think this.
    Well, now you can sell it on eBay for more money than you got scammed for.
    Though I wonder if the bottom screw could use a gasket, I saw some fluid leaking out when the lighter sat right side up.

  • James Josker
    James Josker Před 6 dny

    Subscribe to vinegar?



  • Silent Bob
    Silent Bob Před 6 dny

    2:20 Should have offered the libation beforehand.

  • Marcus Bunce
    Marcus Bunce Před 6 dny

    Great work,,
    Nice to see you use quality wicks and flints

  • Jeth Smith
    Jeth Smith Před 6 dny

    I'll buy it.

  • the-twisted-samurai
    the-twisted-samurai Před 6 dny

    subscribe to vinegar

  • KazK1205
    KazK1205 Před 7 dny

    This is better then watching
    ReStOrInG MuDdY PaiR Of JoRdAnS ThAt CoSt 1000 DoLlArS

  • aldahesu28
    aldahesu28 Před 7 dny

    That wheel flying at the end of the video horrorized me far worse than any horror movie in the last decade!!! Great video as always keep the great work!

  • Akhilaskok Akhil
    Akhilaskok Akhil Před 7 dny

    Fabulous.... Nice work....need a lot of patience and natural skill.... U are blessed with it....

  • 風来坊我来也
    風来坊我来也 Před 8 dny

    wow! it's cool!!

  • cal30m1
    cal30m1 Před 8 dny

    Next time try something called Kroil on the rusted or oxidized screws. Let it soak for a while. Let us know the eBay seller, maybe we can adjust his feedback for you...

  • Mark Anderson
    Mark Anderson Před 8 dny +1

    I love your work they all seem to be masterpieces that you restore i myself love tinkering about with old things keep this up very entertaining thank you for sharing your skills

  • Boo Rosko
    Boo Rosko Před 8 dny

    Amazing job!

  • Ramon Arroyo
    Ramon Arroyo Před 8 dny

    Thanks for the lesson. That was awesome bro

  • Clemens Richardson
    Clemens Richardson Před 8 dny

    I loved the original patina, but I admire your will to refurbish this old piece.

  • Shannon Moore
    Shannon Moore Před 9 dny

    This was one of my favorite videos

  • Ruthypie Twiglet
    Ruthypie Twiglet Před 9 dny

    when you round off rivets, use the ball peen end on hammer, in a circular motion, that way you get original rounded (dome) rivets instead of flat

  • Smiddy Wesson
    Smiddy Wesson Před 9 dny

    You should have left the wick extended through the port and continued on with the cotton batting, THEN as a final step, cut the wick to length. This would have left the wick running through the length of the fuel chamber. By cutting it first and then adding the cotton, the wick was driven to the top of the chamber, thereby compromising it's ability to deliver fuel reliably. It shouldn't matter when it's topped off with fuel, however that might be why it doesn't light reliably. Great video, I really enjoyed it.

  • paul1x1
    paul1x1 Před 9 dny

    I think people used to smoke so they could show off their ultra cool lighters I bet someone lit a cigarette for garbo with a lighter like that

  • Никола правдоруб

    7:17 Pisse 😅😂😂

  • Badlands Kid
    Badlands Kid Před 10 dny

    14:10 subscribe to vinegar 😂😂

  • MutantTurtleWax
    MutantTurtleWax Před 10 dny

    Thing crawling on the table. 😁🖐

  • Angel Fernandez
    Angel Fernandez Před 10 dny

    Phone is at 9 percent
    Me: alright one more video
    Also me: *watches man fix lighter*

  • Your Friendly Neighbourhood Furry

    Man that subscribe sign on the vinegar is when I subscribed... This guy's a genius 😂

  • Beaches south of L.A.
    Beaches south of L.A. Před 11 dny

    Is this a mime video? God damnit! BTW what a hunk of junk. I doubt it'll get better. When it's all said and done, all cleaned up and shiny, it'll be on the brink of disintegrating.

  • Random Vortexx
    Random Vortexx Před 11 dny

    Looks like something out of Fallout

  • Wolfsmeister
    Wolfsmeister Před 11 dny

    The screw is *SCREWED*

  • GatzMaximus
    GatzMaximus Před 11 dny

    Got fooled! Do you not check their feedback rating? Do you not ask any questions? These days how can you get fooled it's pretty easy to tell if something is off

  • Lec Chan BR :3
    Lec Chan BR :3 Před 11 dny

    do u need a hand cream?

  • Ttv_ Scooterkid06032
    Ttv_ Scooterkid06032 Před 12 dny

    7:50 was hilarious

  • E's for Ethan
    E's for Ethan Před 12 dny

    Lol. The 4K dislikes on this baffles me.

  • chris quirke
    chris quirke Před 12 dny

    A true craftsman good upscaling great workmanship thanks for the upload from dublin ireland ,peace.

  • Ratheon Hudson
    Ratheon Hudson Před 12 dny

    This is incredibly satisfying to watch. Especially checking how specific parts "should work". I'm learning to maintain things at home

  • Romain Lelaidier
    Romain Lelaidier Před 12 dny

    After restoring the lighter you should restore your hands 😏

  • Zappy McBlasty
    Zappy McBlasty Před 12 dny

    Me trying to get hardened food off the dishes

  • Coffeehound
    Coffeehound Před 12 dny

    Subscribed, just for the nickel plating!

  • Mission Ctrl
    Mission Ctrl Před 12 dny +3

    No one:

    Odd Tinkering's Hand: *Skitters off into a hole after putting on a glove*

  • Marc Z. Crisálida
    Marc Z. Crisálida Před 12 dny

    7:50 i almost shit myself!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😂😂😂

  • Hades
    Hades Před 12 dny

    Pretty fuckin amazing to be honest

  • David Scott
    David Scott Před 12 dny

    I need a tetanus shot from watching this

  • Dhantex Z
    Dhantex Z Před 12 dny +9

    Dad always told me: "Do whatever a gallon of vinegar says" so i subscribed

  • fha gerber
    fha gerber Před 12 dny

    Nice job well done

  • Joe Zuzolo
    Joe Zuzolo Před 13 dny +1

    I wish I had an excuse to carry a lighter like that, it's pretty sick.

  • BaddaBigBoom
    BaddaBigBoom Před 13 dny

    Thumbs up :-)

  • BaddaBigBoom
    BaddaBigBoom Před 13 dny

    Hmm ...nickel sulphamate ...nasty wetting stingy stuff if you have a little cut on your finger! (I used to use it for electroforming for holography).

  • Louie Robotech
    Louie Robotech Před 13 dny

    I'm speechless, wow!

  • محمود عصام
    محمود عصام Před 13 dny

    you are good

  • Lorne Taylor
    Lorne Taylor Před 13 dny

    The best restoration I ever watched,hope you left negative feedback to that seller!

  • A J
    A J Před 13 dny

    Thats 20minutes of my life that i will never get back. : / but still hit that like button

  • Jared Garcia
    Jared Garcia Před 13 dny

    He misspelled the word screw on 3:05

  • Mark Hibdon
    Mark Hibdon Před 13 dny

    Bring James Bond douche bag tool kit into the shot and assemble a ridiculous screwdriver. Break off the screw before attempting to lubricate your efforts. Drill a nice hole for use of a screw extractor tool but then hammer in a torx bit for another failure. Give up now. I don't need to see anymore.

  • JayWrecks
    JayWrecks Před 13 dny

    Anyone else enjoy the hidden 'subscribe' tags as much as the videos themselves? haha

  • JustLaurie
    JustLaurie Před 13 dny

    Please wear gloves. I got tetanus just watching this.

  • Лорд
    Лорд Před 13 dny

    критин, зачем ты так бросаешь?!

  • colfer222
    colfer222 Před 13 dny

    very nice, thanks

  • Андрей Плешкан

    Would you like to sell it?

  • Andy
    Andy Před 13 dny

    Just a question. Why did you use Nickel when electroplating instead of zinc? And also why did you clean one of the parts with vinegar instead of rust remover?

    Just interested

  • Michael Dowell
    Michael Dowell Před 14 dny +2

    I felt a subliminal urge to subscribe.
    Odd ...... very odd!

  • Kalikoded
    Kalikoded Před 14 dny

    Fuck that, way too much work. Buy a cheap ass Bic, they survive wash cycles.

  • Tomasina Covell
    Tomasina Covell Před 14 dny +2

    I thought they use felt instead of cotton in the tank? I love that Palm motif.

  • dustypan83
    dustypan83 Před 14 dny

    Best part when he put the glove on 😂👍

  • tonto sabie
    tonto sabie Před 14 dny

    Like it very much

    LAURENCE JOHNSON Před 14 dny

    Well fettled!

  • Darrell Rackley
    Darrell Rackley Před 14 dny +2

    just found your channel. I have always wanted to restore old lighters. Thanks for the channel.

  • Severyankin
    Severyankin Před 14 dny

    And I like ways u placing subscribe tape

  • Severyankin
    Severyankin Před 14 dny

    I hope that someday you will insert a sketch in which this brass wire kills some toy when you cut it13:02