Old rusty squeeze lighter restoration. Got FOOLED on ebay

  • čas přidán 20. 05. 2019
  • 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 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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Komentáře • 6 083

  • Tim 57
    Tim 57 Před dnem

    I am really enjoying your videos and your sense of humour.

  • David Brooks
    David Brooks Před 3 dny

    So glad my squeeze lighter restoration was way easier than that .

  • SKrawn 128
    SKrawn 128 Před 3 dny

    Your technique is fine. It probably the "non-zippo fluid" you put in there. I loved everything else though.

  • Michael Reed
    Michael Reed Před 4 dny

    I hate youtube. It played 14 ads while I was watching this video, yep 14 !

  • Nathan Miller
    Nathan Miller Před 4 dny

    i'm in love with that lighter, bet the seller didn't even know what they where getting rid of.

  • Nash Nato
    Nash Nato Před 4 dny

    Light me, Johnny!!

  • -안녕
    -안녕 Před 4 dny

    6장에 파실?

  • hwezda
    hwezda Před 5 dny

    Do you have any idea how sexy women find a man who can “do stuff”?

    • K.G.B. Ussr
      K.G.B. Ussr Před 2 dny

      Better find that could "do both" 😂

  • Christopher Fryant
    Christopher Fryant Před 5 dny

    Why would I subscribe to vinegar?

  • Daniel Barca
    Daniel Barca Před 5 dny

    Great job mate i wish i could do that

  • King Bhaskar Pasala
    King Bhaskar Pasala Před 5 dny

    Good work

  • wayame
    wayame Před 8 dny

    you should also restore your working table...

  • THiSam
    THiSam Před 8 dny +1

    Hello, I'm from Thailand, I like your video.

  • antonis kyriakou
    antonis kyriakou Před 9 dny


  • Shame On You.
    Shame On You. Před 11 dny

    Wheres the dude who'll make a channel called vinegar?

  • Da Carlos El Chico Melodia

    Muy buena restauracion

  • Da Carlos El Chico Melodia

    Waw buena imitacion del sr dedos

  • broman1121
    broman1121 Před 13 dny


  • Sans
    Sans Před 15 dny

    I legit thought this was a cheap as walkie talkie

    RLS RLS Před 16 dny


    RLS RLS Před 16 dny


  • Yay Very diverse person
    Yay Very diverse person Před 19 dny +1

    You should add background music to these videos like classical music or something. 👍🏻

  • kofi krypton
    kofi krypton Před 19 dny

    I have an old vintage rusty like sprayer in my warehouse who needs it...
    let me know!!

  • Psyrus
    Psyrus Před 19 dny

    I tried to subscribe to Vinegar, but nothing happened.

  • ice candy
    ice candy Před 20 dny

    I really want this

  • JgHaverty
    JgHaverty Před 21 dnem

    Why wouldnt you just use a screw extractor or drill and tap it lol.

  • TheSodaThief
    TheSodaThief Před 22 dny


  • FadilYahya
    FadilYahya Před 23 dny

    بطيع الله يشلك

  • Ian Nonhebel
    Ian Nonhebel Před 23 dny

    Tell us who the seller was / will avoid.

  • Aki Frivaldo
    Aki Frivaldo Před 24 dny

    Ebay "left the group"

  • EngineeredMechanized
    EngineeredMechanized Před 25 dny

    Why did you use Vinegar on the container that holds the fuel, but used rust remover on the other parts of the casing?

  • Gemma Salmon
    Gemma Salmon Před 25 dny

    Get the man some different sized Tupperware! All that wasted vinegar!

  • A Hill
    A Hill Před 26 dny

    Awesome, fantastic leaving funny bits in, when things don't go exactly as planned,...

  • Alejandro Flores
    Alejandro Flores Před 26 dny


  • No Thankyou
    No Thankyou Před 27 dny

    Should be learning about an endeavor I started after my retirement, but not. You look like you're enjoying your endeavor more.

  • Defcon One
    Defcon One Před 28 dny +1

    When that pin flies off... LOL

  • David Snell
    David Snell Před 29 dny

    Subliminal message alert at 14:10. 😄

  • Franco Valdez
    Franco Valdez Před 29 dny

    Neeee q weva

  • Jim C
    Jim C Před měsícem


  • 안알랴줌
    안알랴줌 Před měsícem

    한국어 자막 있었으면 좋겠다

  • Oxygen
    Oxygen Před měsícem

    The result is rather average.

  • Mad Camper
    Mad Camper Před měsícem

    Too many commercials for me

  • Iron Man Restoration
    Iron Man Restoration Před měsícem

    I also got scammed on eBay. I bought $ 132 vintage wrench for restoration. Later i saw on amazon the same wrench price was $ 12

  • Белогоръ Ѩ
    Белогоръ Ѩ Před měsícem


  • Matt of the dead
    Matt of the dead Před měsícem

    I'm a big fan of Kiwami Japan who has a very similar style (doesn't show his face, no talking) altho his videos are a bit more comedic, like making a hand powered centrifuge out of wood just for one tiny aspect of whatever build. Dude makes knives out of literally anything, even milk. Definitely will be subbing and checking out more of your stuff.

  • Breaking bad Heisenberg
    Breaking bad Heisenberg Před měsícem

    Ahh , The good ol days when things were made to last 👍

  • flip inheck
    flip inheck Před měsícem

    I find it is much better to copper plate first followed by light polishing then plating with nickel, gives a better brighter finish.

  • Ipad Air
    Ipad Air Před měsícem

    I guess it was no people buy it so it rusted

  • benjamin felland
    benjamin felland Před měsícem

    Very nice, good work

  • he's the Master
    he's the Master Před měsícem

    The video of this excellent restoration was cut gown to a little over 17 minutes. Never saw exactly how many man-hours( person-hours) it totally took to do.Any guesses???

    • Odd Tinkering
      Odd Tinkering  Před měsícem

      I didn't time it because I often work in short periods because this is not my main job. If I had to guess maybe 20 hours without editing a lot of it was sanding and ofcourse filming makes the work a lot slower

  • AM G
    AM G Před měsícem

    Lovely work. So clever - but it would look more professional if your work space was tidier.

  • Gera
    Gera Před měsícem

    7,34 Forssan punajuurisalaatti Dish. Finland named

  • Breaking bad Heisenberg
    Breaking bad Heisenberg Před měsícem +2

    Honestly that is a Gorgeous lighter!

  • Breaking bad Heisenberg
    Breaking bad Heisenberg Před měsícem

    Dude would you do my nails 🖐, 😂

  • corvettebob
    corvettebob Před měsícem +2

    Thumbs up for showing the wheel flying away. I did that with a brake shoe part once in the middle of the night. Never found it. I had to customize one that was close so I could drive 20 miles buy the new part...

  • GradKat
    GradKat Před měsícem

    Wow! Look at that - such skill! What a super restoration.

  • Youcef Oussama
    Youcef Oussama Před měsícem


  • CC
    CC Před měsícem

    Impressive... In fact, super duper impressive!!! I subbed.

  • R33C3
    R33C3 Před měsícem

    I'd like to be able to restore things but considering I struggle assembling lego as an adult it seems unlikely.

  • h jeon
    h jeon Před měsícem

    you're amazing