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Picture of How to custom engrave a Zippo lighter at home

Hello everybody! today i will be showing you how to engrave a Zippo (or similar) lighter with someones name at home. you can buy a Zippo for as little as 10 bucks online so i suggest you take a good look in head shops, smoke shops, or online for non expensive Zippos. for a woman i suggest getting a slim because that is what they were originally designed for (although men might like them too.) but some people like a big flame that only the original ones have to them! remember to go slow, and take your time so that you don't screw things up permanently.

Step 1: Materials

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Materials required:

A Zippo  (no duh)
an electric engraver (they sell them at harbor freight for like 10 bucks)
a sharpie pen
a paper towel
lighter fluid


IMPORTANT: do not drink too much coffee or caffeinated beverages before starting this, your hands will be shaking too much and it won't turn out as neat.
 
Can someone add a link to where i can buy this engraver? (for around 10 bucks) it would be greatly appreciated
gudenuf4 years ago
Turn out well. Good is an adjective - well is an adverb.
Sandisk1duo5 years ago

Would this way work too?
weaponscollector94 (author)  Sandisk1duo5 years ago
it probably would work. A Zippo is made of a case of brass, coated in nickle and chrome so it probably would work