Antique Jet Flame Lighter Restoration

I got my hands on this old Beattie jet lighter. It was specifically designed for pipe smoking. It has a second wick in horizontal pipe which creates pressure and a jet flame when heated. These are rare and collectible lighters.
After the disassembly I cleaned the parts well and used rust remover to get rid of any oxidation. Then the parts were polished with metal polish compound and a buffing wheel.
Next the parts were plated using an electroless plating method which has several advantages over electroplating but the process is much more complicated and more expensive. But also once you have working solution it's quite easy to use. I can't reveal the recipe for the solution but I added a link to similar solution bellow. The manufacturers have usually very good instructions that are specific for their products.
Link to the: electroless nickel plating solution
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  1. Marina Johnson

    Marina Johnson

    Πριν ημέρα

    Love the personality very cute and funny 🧡

  2. Astrxwrld


    Πριν 19 ημέρες

    Keep the secret ingredient away from superman

  3. Vladimir Lenin

    Vladimir Lenin

    Πριν 20 ημέρες

    This man has more coordination with a screwdriver than I do with my hands

  4. leyli


    Πριν 29 ημέρες

    dude this is so impressive, he doesn’t even leave a little spot, now on he can buy everything cheap and damaged and restore it

  5. matt rowland

    matt rowland

    Πριν μήνα

    Big brain boy.

  6. Nickolas Lannes

    Nickolas Lannes

    Πριν μήνα

    "Liquid Ice" My lazy ass brain: What kind of sorcery is that? Oh... Water

  7. Roger Moffa

    Roger Moffa

    Πριν μήνα

    For electricless plating, look at wikipedia. They explain everithing. 👍👏.

  8. Nana Banana

    Nana Banana

    Πριν μήνα

    The secret gatorade is actually the same stuff used in forensic science to reveal scratched off serial numbers on guns and cars and stuff I'm pretty sure.

  9. Carmen Escobar Gonzales

    Carmen Escobar Gonzales

    Πριν μήνα

    Hola: Por favor, traducción al español, muchas gracias.

  10. Mihir Shah

    Mihir Shah

    Πριν μήνα

    Where can I get some of that liquid ice?

  11. Yelhsa Sokolova

    Yelhsa Sokolova

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Can someone pls educate me on why there was a bunch of cotton-like fluff inside the lighter? Is that a common thing?

  12. cu. pj

    cu. pj

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    It's 3:54 pm(or maybe I should say am?!) and I just watched an add about "can't sleep?" lol

  13. love yourself

    love yourself

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    I’m in love with the cinematic elements of the videos on this channel.

  14. Nataly Z

    Nataly Z

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Whats liquid ice? And can someone provide the recipe for the green liquid?

  15. TheNightOwl


    Πριν 2 μήνες

    I'm pretty sure Secret Ingredient No.3 is just cocaine

  16. UhOhItsElle


    Πριν 2 μήνες

    just out of curiosity, what is the cotton used for?

  17. Squirrel_Tea


    Πριν 2 μήνες

    i love your sense of humor

  18. Jessie Hoak

    Jessie Hoak

    Πριν 2 μήνες


  19. Elijah Beard

    Elijah Beard

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    10:17 bro needs to do a restoration video on his stove

  20. The Klamps

    The Klamps

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    After all that you use it once, barely in frame.... Disappointed in the ending lol

  21. Nathan Ramirez

    Nathan Ramirez

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    A "little" rusty

  22. Paolo M.

    Paolo M.

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Did you scrape your lovely plating by pushing cotton wool in with a screwdriver instead of something a bit more plasticky maybe!?

  23. Tired


    Πριν 2 μήνες

    10:09 is this how they make baja blast?

  24. Karenina Kahler

    Karenina Kahler

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    I love getting to see the ducktor

  25. The Youtube Rookie

    The Youtube Rookie

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    "It has a little rust and patina." I'm sorry, *A little?*

  26. Lisa Smith

    Lisa Smith

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    What the heck is liquid ice? that is liquid is water!

  27. Rebecca Fisk

    Rebecca Fisk

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    If MacGuyver, an Alchemist, and Q had a love child, TinkerMan would be it 😎

  28. Rebecca Fisk

    Rebecca Fisk

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    The liquid ice gets me every time.

  29. E Robles Jr.

    E Robles Jr.

    Πριν 2 μήνες


  30. Os Oz

    Os Oz

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    I dont know who you are, but you are creative!

  31. Luke Fraas

    Luke Fraas

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Those secret ingredients look like cocain and marijuana to me.🤔

  32. Zato Akuma

    Zato Akuma

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Why did I felt like I was watching breaking bad ? This will be odd breaking ? Or breaking tinkering

  33. BraydeN64


    Πριν 3 μήνες

    1:48 that reminds me of the time I found a dead bug in my N64.

  34. Sam Van den Berg

    Sam Van den Berg

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    I got a question, where does he get all these vintage stuff amazon? trift shop ? something else?

  35. Donald Duck

    Donald Duck

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    You know he put that nickel plating on that rusty stove on purpose

  36. eric fleming

    eric fleming

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Liquid Ice... Duh! It took me a second.

  37. Aidan Hanna

    Aidan Hanna

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Find a antique match safe to restore!

  38. CatzVice


    Πριν 3 μήνες

    *This one really felt like I was in the middle of a heart surgery*

  39. E#


    Πριν 3 μήνες

    why the f*ck is this so soothing and satisfying ?!

  40. Bgdhh Bhshh

    Bgdhh Bhshh

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Doctor ducky!!!!!!

  41. Corwin Perry

    Corwin Perry

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    “Liquid ice”

  42. Lenny Asmr Art

    Lenny Asmr Art

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    good one can i have it !!!!!

  43. Strawberry Duchess

    Strawberry Duchess

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    I’m sorry. It’s just... “Odd Tinkering presents: the wheel is stuck” (0:17) This shouldn’t be funny

  44. Audiosilver


    Πριν 3 μήνες

    11:32 you need some magnetic screwdrivers

  45. Oana Hațieganu

    Oana Hațieganu

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Odd Tinkering presents: the wheel is stuck

  46. Tom PositiveLad

    Tom PositiveLad

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Never mind restoring the lighter, restore your cooker to cleanliness! 😂

  47. denis197534


    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Damit i googled liquid ice....before it dawned on me

  48. Sir Meta

    Sir Meta

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    That plating was different than the usual plating it's actually pretty cool. Need me an Odd Experiments for that electroless process.

  49. Kayden Allison

    Kayden Allison

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Isn’t liquid ice water

    • Ryan Soji

      Ryan Soji

      Πριν 2 μήνες


  50. yaniko lamitr

    yaniko lamitr

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    The unsuitable jogging accordantly coach because roadway definitely attach amongst a obnoxious wind. ablaze, ugliest veil

  51. Chum Hueston

    Chum Hueston

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Netflix:are you still watching? Someone’s daughter: 3:49

  52. Restoration Tools

    Restoration Tools

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    nice g nice

  53. Jian Marzan

    Jian Marzan

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    The Secret Ingredient no. 2 is Meth

  54. Paulie Doodle

    Paulie Doodle

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    My guess, the secret ingredients are salt, sugar, diamonds and Kryptonite! 😄

  55. Ty S

    Ty S

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    to everyone whining about the nickle plating thing, check his description you degenerate fucks

  56. Ty S

    Ty S

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Can you restore my happiness?

  57. Satish Kumar

    Satish Kumar

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Watery soap or soapy water 🤔

  58. Llama Lachie

    Llama Lachie

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    The secret ingredients are: sugar, spice and liquid ice

  59. Tanner Riggle

    Tanner Riggle

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    you should get some gold leaf and do gold plating

  60. Carla Peres

    Carla Peres

    Πριν 4 μήνες

    Esse cara deve trabalhar num lar de idosos, por ter carinho por coisas mais velhas... brincadeira,gostei

  61. Dheeraj Anand

    Dheeraj Anand

    Πριν 4 μήνες


  62. Jordan Sanchez

    Jordan Sanchez

    Πριν 4 μήνες

    the thing i like about the video is the duck

  63. Michael Macco

    Michael Macco

    Πριν 4 μήνες

    “Liquid ice” 👏

  64. The Austro-Hungarian Empire

    The Austro-Hungarian Empire

    Πριν 4 μήνες

    A little rust?

  65. Charlie Vegafria

    Charlie Vegafria

    Πριν 4 μήνες

    Liquid ice?

  66. skannerz22


    Πριν 4 μήνες

    secret ingredient? wtf is this a kfc advertisement

  67. Lin Rogers

    Lin Rogers

    Πριν 4 μήνες

    whoa wait how did you get the steel spark wheel to not get plated? everything looked like it got completely dunked

  68. Zenith Tech

    Zenith Tech

    Πριν 4 μήνες

    "Yeah, I just dip the shit in baja blast"

  69. Sara Colacicco

    Sara Colacicco

    Πριν 4 μήνες

    Are you Heisenberg?

  70. qdjackson1


    Πριν 4 μήνες


  71. spike


    Πριν 4 μήνες

    i would like to see a restoration of your stove that shit dirty

  72. H1PP1E


    Πριν 4 μήνες

    this guy is going to have an armory of lighters

  73. stolichnaya70


    Πριν 4 μήνες

    you forgot the spider :-D Nice work :-)

  74. Enes


    Πριν 4 μήνες

    "Secret ingredient"? wtf? u consider urself as magician and you are the only one who knows all the "secret things"?the reason why I do not like ur video is you always hide ur components while making the process.Like if we know, we goin get ur job.That's why I like people who teaches the process to help people out for similar refurbishments.TysyTube is the best restoration channel who does not give a single damn about the components while explaining it in the videos.

    • Enes


      Πριν 3 μήνες

      @Ty S are u his secretary?dont think so so stfu.

    • Ty S

      Ty S

      Πριν 3 μήνες

      you realize that people paid him to do this restoration and he can get money from ads, he doesn't need to worry about competition, just shut up

  75. Carla Lazzari

    Carla Lazzari

    Πριν 4 μήνες


  76. David Gomez

    David Gomez

    Πριν 4 μήνες

    The lighter really turned out nice. Better than NEW in fact.

  77. Disclari Rodriguez

    Disclari Rodriguez

    Πριν 4 μήνες

    And this video was sponsored by WATERY SOAP!

  78. Jesse Nokka

    Jesse Nokka

    Πριν 4 μήνες

    for a minute i thought he was going from lighter restoratiom to cooking meth 😂

  79. Knight Tamila

    Knight Tamila

    Πριν 4 μήνες

    6:07 Anyone Noticed His Face In That Plate ?

  80. JWickyJr


    Πριν 4 μήνες

    Lol, also, Walter White ain’t gonna tell us that recipe for...reasons?

  81. JWickyJr


    Πριν 4 μήνες

    When will the duck get a proper washing? It’s probably had some nasty baths in it’s time.

  82. Mack Bolin

    Mack Bolin

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    cool lighter...great restore!!!!

  83. Larry the hover fish

    Larry the hover fish

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    9:56 I know what the mix is its green kool-aid powder and powerade

  84. Patrik Repka

    Patrik Repka

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    Ah yes, the old Baja blast nickel plating technique

  85. Elliott Purser

    Elliott Purser

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    my grandpa had one of these lighters; he gave it to my dad when he was a kid and my dad gave it to me. Together, we restored it (granted it was in much better condition that this lighter) and now I have it sitting on my shelf.

  86. Srujal Makwana

    Srujal Makwana

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    Liked the video Opal bath time.water ducky

  87. Mario Zicari

    Mario Zicari

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    Liquid ice? Is that water?

  88. Nattaradon Juajun

    Nattaradon Juajun

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    Odd tinkering is not the main character actually it ducktor

  89. Mark Lee

    Mark Lee

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    You forgot to put a new spider back.

  90. Martin Quiñonez

    Martin Quiñonez

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    that stove need some restoration, lol

  91. LavaGuavaMonster


    Πριν 5 μήνες

    Im never seen anyone call soapy water watery soap

  92. Lord sirenhead

    Lord sirenhead

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    I want to dunk my cell phone in that green nickel solution and see if will electro plate it

  93. aenean


    Πριν 5 μήνες

    Odd Tinkering: "It has a little rust and platina" Me: Is that what you call by "a little"? 😂

  94. GURken


    Πριν 5 μήνες

    add leather around it

  95. Daniel Martinez

    Daniel Martinez

    Πριν 5 μήνες


  96. Tadeo Escudero

    Tadeo Escudero

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    Love how the camera just almost matches the polisher rpm

  97. TheFilthyCasual2


    Πριν 5 μήνες

    this is like asmr for the eyes

  98. Adel Ramzy

    Adel Ramzy

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    Wooooooooooow. Amazing, just amazing

  99. Laura Palmer

    Laura Palmer

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    It's something soothing about watching him put stuff together I can watch all day

  100. Александр Смагин

    Александр Смагин

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    Отличная работа 👍