I have a torch lighter that i bought from EMS a few months ago. It works pretty well, however it has a few issues. The black material around the edges of the lighter scratch very easily, and the whole thing is fairly slippery. Since I'd rather not drop my fancy lighter off a cliff, I decided to hack it with Sugru! This hack makes it a lot easier to hold, plus it looks good too! You could use a Sugru substitute if you want, but regular Sugru is perfect for this. If you want to buy some you can get it here: http://sugru.com/ They are based in England, But shipping to the U.S is cheap because it's lightweight. Now for a quick safety warning

Note: Please avoid unintentional conflagration of any substance. Translation: Don't light yourself on fire. Please!

With that silly disclaimer aside, lets get on with the actual Instructable.

Step 1: Gather Materials

As you may have guessed this step covers materials that will be used for this project. There aren't many things needed for this handy little hack.

List of Materials:
1 pack of Sugru, any color will do
A lighter that you wish to awesomify (I don't think that's an actual word). 
A couple of legos. This will hold the lighter while the Sugru cures. More about this later.
A spring or something else that can be used to imprint the Sugru, you'll see.

A pair of scissors
An Exacto knife (sorry, no pic).
Thanks, glad you liked it!
I really like how nice of an imprint a spring made on the Sugru, good choice :]

About This Instructable


3 favorites


Bio: i live in new york Quote: Before your criticize someone walk a mile in their shoes. then you're a mile away from them and ... More »
More by atomicturkey27: Sugru Lighter Grip Design and Build a Full Tang Knife Knex Castle
Add instructable to: