Introduction: Scripto Lighter Teardown
This is my first illustrated tutorial! Please keep in mind _~. This tutorial is simply MY method of taking apart one of those scripto Aim N Flame lighters that you can buy at walmart, for 'just because' or perhaps refilling it?. This one is the Outdoor windproof model, with the filament on the end so that the wind can't blow it out.
USE CAUTION WHEN DOING THIS - IT DOES CONTAIN FLAMMABLE LIQUID (it's a lighter, after all)
Step 1: Removing the Outer Shell
There are 3 pieces to the plastic shell. First, there is a small piece of plastic that holds the other two together. You can find it near the base of the neck, where it connects to the rest of the body. To split this lighter, you will need to remove it. I found it quite easy to do with a little nudge from my flathead and then pulled it clear of the rest of the body.
Step 2: Removing the Outer Shell Pt 2
Next, you will need to remove the screw that holds the two plastic pieces together from the back end. I used a small phillips.
Step 3: Seperating the Outer Shell
Do be careful with this next step! VERY CAREFULLY AND SLOWLY seperate the two halves, keeping a watchful eye out for the SPRING. You don't wanna lose the thing! It has the tendency to fly across the room (first-hand experience speaking here) if you seperate the halves too quickly.
Step 4: Removing the Safety Switch
If you have not removed the spring previously, now is the time to carefully pry it from its resting place on top of the safety switch. To remove the safety switch, I found that it works best to grasp it as shown, turn it slightly clockwise, and then tilt it up and towards yourself.
Step 5: Removing the Fluid Hose
To remove the fluid hose, simply grasp it close to the connector, and give a firm pull.
Step 6: Removing the Fluid Tank
To remove the fluid tank, simply slide it away from the trigger.
Step 7: Done
There you have it, now you can refill it, put it back together, whatever.