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THE ABSOLUTE DO'S AND DONT'S OF ZIPPO LIGHTERS.

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'''rewicking:'''to rewick a zippo,you will need to remove the insert,undo the screw in the bottom,remove the felt pad,and remove the rayon balls.then you pull on the wick and feed the new wick through the hole in the insert.make the new piece of wick about as high as the chimney.then continue to put the rayon balls back into the insert.try to "weave" the wick back and forth in between rayon balls.there should be five balls.
 
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SamM1626 days ago

Classic lighter and design that will never age...talking about fluids I use naptha and put a drop of cologne (Stetson) and it works great plus it comes in a gallon can that'll last yrs.

CoyC1 month ago

My Dad´s 1970´s era Zippo would run and run. My 90´s era had to be refilled often. I know my Dad used other petroleum products out on the Oil Rigs to run his. He used Official Ronson Fluid on occasion. I think the problem with mine was the Rayon vice whatever they used in the 70´s in my Dad´s. His might have been cotton and mine some other material like Rayon. If they replaced the fuel packing with the old material I would get another one.

nbarrager9 months ago

so, is it or is it not okay to use ronsonol in your zippo? that part was worded strangely

I've got an old zippo that suffered a LOT of damage, the rayon balls were replaced with cotton balls and the felt pad is missing, now the zippo doesn't lights, or it does when it's overflown and it burns all the way trough the case to my hand (that almost set me on fire a couple of times) the question is ¿how can I replace the rayon balls and the felt pad? I'd really liked to get in working and maybe doing a new refinnish (it's grossly painted black with what I can only assume is a really crappy lacquer)
to fix it send it to zippo head couqturs
Have you thought about taking advantage of the warranty? It should be totally free...