Rare Vintage Lighter Restoration - Clinton Squeeze Lighter

I will restore this awesome Clinton squeeze lighter. There is some rust and damage from pitting but the mechanism works. Also the plating on the lighter is in need of a restoration. I really like this type of mechanical lighters because it’s always fun to take look and see what’s inside.
The restoration was quite straight forward. I had no issues with the disassembly, other than the fact that some parts fell out and I didn’t see where they came from. Luckily it didn’t take too long to figure out how to put it back together.
I used rust remover to get rid of the rust. It is very simple solution when there are a lot of small pieces and it is not abrasive. I also like to use rust remover because I often get the disassembly filmed quite late. I can get the part to rust remover fast and then leave them there overnight and continue the next day.
After rust was removed I sanded all the pitting from the parts. This took many hours I had to be very careful with the largest shell part because there was this pattern and I didn’t want to ruin it by sanding.
After sanding I first copper plated the parts and then nickel plated them over the copper. The copper will increase the durability of the plating. Here’s my nickel plating tutorial, copper plating works with the same principles. grgone.info/will/s5l2e5Wxc7CnqIU/b-nteo
Video where I made the ignot: grgone.info/will/u9hzaqqBibaQuaM/b-nteo
The other parts were pretty much ready to be polished and then nickel plated from the rust remover. Here is my nickel plating tutorial for more information on the process: grgone.info/will/s5l2e5Wxc7CnqIU/b-nteo&
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  1. Riad B

    Riad B

    Πριν 16 ημέρες

    It's fantastic 👍

  2. Stupid_Freshman 6606

    Stupid_Freshman 6606

    Πριν μήνα

    50% of this video is an asmr

  3. The Only King

    The Only King

    Πριν μήνα

    That camera focus through the tube was *muah* Perfection

  4. Farid Shaikh

    Farid Shaikh

    Πριν μήνα

    You're an Artist..

  5. Timothy


    Πριν 2 μήνες

    What do you do with all the items you repair or restore?

  6. nikkolaus


    Πριν 2 μήνες

    AAaaah! No no no! Sandpaper on metal is not a nice noise to listen to... Please don't do that again.

  7. Leonardo Tomlinson

    Leonardo Tomlinson

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    dude i'm in love with this

  8. The Good Man

    The Good Man

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    You should store the rest remover in a Pepsi bottle to freak out future viewers

  9. Anonymous Joker

    Anonymous Joker

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Can someone kill my qurocity and tell me was there cotton a fibre inside it

  10. Nonidh Gupta

    Nonidh Gupta

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    The sound of tools, sanding, polishing, plating, it's just, woahhhhh........

  11. Steve James

    Steve James

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Do you ever sell any of the things you restore?

  12. Anonymous 777

    Anonymous 777

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    My favorite youtuber odd tinkering

  13. Joe Robertson

    Joe Robertson

    Πριν 3 μήνες

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  14. Karam Marji

    Karam Marji

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    The wandering string isely undress because banana metabolically squeeze including a tender tense rooster. wet, unequal algeria

  15. Spade Multiweapon

    Spade Multiweapon

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    At this point, I won't even be surprised if he uploaded "Dinosaur Fossil Restored to Orginal State"

  16. 祖安龙玉涛


    Πριν 3 μήνες


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    Neilr Prathe

    Πριν 3 μήνες

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  18. Yahir Mijangos

    Yahir Mijangos

    Πριν 4 μήνες

    Do he sell this stuff? I mean, he restores them and sell it or this is just him flexing on his amazing skills and awesome collection?

  19. AndrewJackson


    Πριν 4 μήνες

    I wonder if this lighter has also been to Epstein's island

  20. Иван Васильевич

    Иван Васильевич

    Πριν 4 μήνες

    Зашибись она "повреждена" - шлицы все целые, винты беленькие - без следов ржавчины, все детальки просто немного ржавые. Такое ощущение, что берёт изначально целую вещь, немного "устаряет" а потом на камеру "восстанавливает". Даже вата в отсеке с фитилём не сгнила, не заплесневела.

  21. Disclari Rodriguez

    Disclari Rodriguez

    Πριν 4 μήνες

    I watch this as if smoking was my passion

  22. LotusWitch


    Πριν 4 μήνες

    Was that a shoelace for the wick and vacuum dust for the filling?

  23. Kantean Nightmare

    Kantean Nightmare

    Πριν 4 μήνες

    Should tag this as asmr, you'll get more views from that community...

  24. Леонид Тарасов

    Леонид Тарасов

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    Как называется тип зажигалки?

  25. Matthew o'connell

    Matthew o'connell

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    Hey man, huge fan of your channel. I was wondering where you find all these lighters for restoration. I’ve looked on eBay and most vintage lights I find are restored

    • Kathy Florcruz

      Kathy Florcruz

      Πριν 2 μήνες

      Estate sales, garage or yard sales, places where houses are gutted & everything is thrown in a dumpster & junkyards. Takes some searching.

  26. GMMilambar


    Πριν 5 μήνες

    My parents had one of those when I was a child, except I distinctly remember it being gold coloured or gold plated.

  27. Kimba


    Πριν 5 μήνες

    When you made the comment about liking to see how things work, I agreed. When I was in college, the lock on our dorm room broke. Maintenance came to fix it and I kept asking questions about how it worked and the inner workings. Drove my roommate crazy but the maintenance guy was very nice and showed me. It was fun. ... Your project turned out nice. Thanks for sharing

  28. orangmakan


    Πριν 5 μήνες

    You dont want to cut sandpaper with scissors. Fold it a few times forth and back at the same line then rip it apart.

  29. That_Child22


    Πριν 5 μήνες

    How come when this guy restores old things he’s called a ‘genius’ and he gets payed, but when I try to restore old bodies, I get told I’m ‘disgusting’ and to ‘stop robbing people’s graves’

  30. Yes


    Πριν 5 μήνες

    This man dunkin' a lighter in Gatorade lol

  31. Greg Hunt

    Greg Hunt

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    this video was really cool.

  32. Законопослушный Гражданин!

    Законопослушный Гражданин!

    Πριν 5 μήνες


  33. Lila Hayes

    Lila Hayes

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    What in the actual hell am I watching? I have been watching this for like in an hour. Also… Im super drunk

  34. Urban Grrl

    Urban Grrl

    Πριν 6 μήνες

    Beautiful job, lovely lighter.

  35. yes


    Πριν 6 μήνες


  36. Umit Sakar

    Umit Sakar

    Πριν 6 μήνες

    👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍🖐🖐harikasın masallah🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷

  37. Angeline Wellman

    Angeline Wellman

    Πριν 6 μήνες

    Hi my is Ann do you sell the Item you restores?

  38. Maria Alegria

    Maria Alegria

    Πριν 6 μήνες

    Hey odd tinkering how is that 1944 bunker lamp doing?

  39. Crafting playlists

    Crafting playlists

    Πριν 6 μήνες

    Too many ads...

  40. Ashes Playz

    Ashes Playz

    Πριν 6 μήνες

    8:14 "with this part I need to be very careful as of not to ruin the pattern..." *Starts agressively sanding the pattern*

  41. pulsarmusik


    Πριν 6 μήνες

    The best way to remove old flint is with a drill about 1-1.5 mm. Rotate, of course, with your fingers.

  42. Garr ett

    Garr ett

    Πριν 7 μήνες

    I’m restoring one of these and I was wondering if cotton balls are sufficient for the wadding?

  43. Reb bi

    Reb bi

    Πριν 7 μήνες

    I like at one point everything just fell apart in his hand lol.

  44. triadwarfare


    Πριν 7 μήνες

    I like how overengineered the old lighters were. I believe smoking was considered a high class hobby and people would pay good money for a fancy lighter back then.

  45. ivan druzetic

    ivan druzetic

    Πριν 7 μήνες


  46. Fabri


    Πριν 7 μήνες

    "Now that the rust is gone I can see the real damage" My brain: "That's a Lotta Damage!!"

  47. G Suttles

    G Suttles

    Πριν 7 μήνες

    Where does he get these lighters?

  48. Alexander Van Deusen

    Alexander Van Deusen

    Πριν 7 μήνες

    Imagine a true crime show where this guy has to restore a bunch of items related to a murder in order for the detectives to know what happened

  49. Sophia Fedele

    Sophia Fedele

    Πριν 7 μήνες

    That transition at 2:05 was smooth af

  50. Gib Melson

    Gib Melson

    Πριν 7 μήνες

    advertising. bähhhhhh

  51. Thomas Murrell

    Thomas Murrell

    Πριν 8 μήνες

    That rust with the cleaner fluids is making this restoration look like it was coated in blood Are you sure you didn't murder someone for this lighter? Or maybe I'm just messed up in the head. idk.

  52. Алексей Холод

    Алексей Холод

    Πριν 8 μήνες

    Sir, I’m eager to express my profound respect and admiration! I love the way you are getting better and better at everything. But first of all - showing all the details with endless love. Hugs from your Rrrussian comrade :) Keep it up!

  53. Christian Rothe

    Christian Rothe

    Πριν 8 μήνες

    The screw that holds the flint has a extra wide slot because it is to open with a coin. In older days, when this lighter was used, it was common to carry an extra flint in your wallet and so you could exchange the flint any time . . .



    Πριν 8 μήνες

    Good job bro.....

  55. duaneho555


    Πριν 8 μήνες

    You’ve done it again. Great video. I love old lighters. Keep restoring them 👍🏻.



    Πριν 8 μήνες

    Your video ads should play ay the beginning or the end.. when they're in the middle of the video it ruins the mood

  57. WilczycaCzarownica


    Πριν 8 μήνες

    9:18 Wait. So if you use gold the item will have gold patine?

  58. ramiel


    Πριν 8 μήνες

    4:42 Fighting a Blaze in Minecraft

  59. Pero Vaper

    Pero Vaper

    Πριν 8 μήνες

    whatever you do there are always gonna be 375 aholes that will never be satisfied....wtf is wrong with you people.

  60. Alexander Wilson

    Alexander Wilson

    Πριν 8 μήνες

    im impressed and satisfy for every restoration ♥️ huge love from indonesia , odd :)

  61. Masud bhuiyea

    Masud bhuiyea

    Πριν 8 μήνες

    Like this

  62. M00mako


    Πριν 8 μήνες

    Why does that lighter have a magazine?

  63. Kinjiro channel

    Kinjiro channel

    Πριν 8 μήνες

    Good restration!

  64. Jess Mustang

    Jess Mustang

    Πριν 8 μήνες

    Alright, nothing to do with this awesome video, i just wanna know why i saw an Ad for Burger King and it said Merry Christmas in it!?!

  65. amiandivh


    Πριν 9 μήνες

    Do you think when people come by his house and ad for a lighter he just says "Take your pick."?

  66. McCreeMouse Gaming

    McCreeMouse Gaming

    Πριν 9 μήνες

    Question: Why copper plate the parts if you were going to nickel plate over that? Is there a benefit to doing so?

    • Rowdy Eggplaad

      Rowdy Eggplaad

      Πριν 8 μήνες

      I think it has to do with the fact that you cant plate nickle over the alloy of the Lighter Body. So you must Copper plate it first, then nickle plate it

  67. The Royal Gaming

    The Royal Gaming

    Πριν 9 μήνες

    Just found out about your channel and I absolutely love it! Keep up the good work

  68. Shepherd Sam

    Shepherd Sam

    Πριν 9 μήνες

    When even inserting a flint is beautiful

  69. Kevin Getzoff

    Kevin Getzoff

    Πριν 9 μήνες

    It’s a beautiful lighter, hopefully it’ll just be a camping mantlepiece and not a light someone needs for smoking.

  70. Nintendo 22

    Nintendo 22

    Πριν 9 μήνες

    No subtitle 🤔

  71. Walczyk


    Πριν 9 μήνες

    12:37 this is a cut right out of a horror film, beautiful work

  72. Dillon Greene

    Dillon Greene

    Πριν 9 μήνες

    Knocked it dead.

  73. Wilson Smith

    Wilson Smith

    Πριν 9 μήνες

    Welcome back to!>> Where Quarantine Has Taken Me Today!:

  74. Dennis Moore

    Dennis Moore

    Πριν 9 μήνες

    That's a nice piece!

  75. Captain 4EVA

    Captain 4EVA

    Πριν 9 μήνες

    I dont know why i keep watching these video theres just something about it

  76. Haydon


    Πριν 10 μήνες

    Look At Me, 3 o'clock in the morning and I'm watching some dude clean a rusty old lighter

  77. Itz Mickle

    Itz Mickle

    Πριν 10 μήνες

    *my grandpa from 1920 wondering why 750k people are interested in his old lighter*

  78. jayan beharry

    jayan beharry

    Πριν 10 μήνες

    7:09 Now that’s a lotta damage

  79. Safwan Ail

    Safwan Ail

    Πριν 10 μήνες

    We need more people like you your amazing

  80. Colin Campbell

    Colin Campbell

    Πριν 10 μήνες

    i just love how big the flame can be from it, you did a great job

  81. OdieMikes


    Πριν 10 μήνες

    2:04 ugh fuck that transition made me smile so wide! Films today don't have as much style in their editing, well done

  82. Dharc Daniel

    Dharc Daniel

    Πριν 10 μήνες

    2:04 that transition was godly

  83. Avarage_No0B Exploits

    Avarage_No0B Exploits

    Πριν 10 μήνες

    Welp thats nice

  84. Frey


    Πριν 10 μήνες

    Wow! 👍🏻

  85. Viewer19


    Πριν 10 μήνες

    All the ones I have restored of this type snapped closed when you let go of the trigger. Still great Vid.

  86. m0o0oeh


    Πριν 10 μήνες

    Do you sell things after you restore them?

    • Rowdy Eggplaad

      Rowdy Eggplaad

      Πριν 8 μήνες


  87. cyx x

    cyx x

    Πριν 10 μήνες

    that rust remover looks like coke does coke remove rust?

  88. ExcelsiorElectric


    Πριν 10 μήνες

    Why is it that everything you restore, look like it was rusted or aged in the quickest way possible?

    • ExcelsiorElectric


      Πριν 8 μήνες

      @Rowdy EggplaadExplain.

    • Rowdy Eggplaad

      Rowdy Eggplaad

      Πριν 8 μήνες

      Obviously you'd think that

  89. HS02_Durk


    Πριν 10 μήνες

    The sound of sandpaper being cut is oddly satisfying...

  90. Bbzkzzkjzjz Bbzkzkzkz

    Bbzkzzkjzjz Bbzkzkzkz

    Πριν 10 μήνες


  91. Lea821_


    Πριν 10 μήνες

    He just re-coppered and re-nickeled that lighter... is there anything this guy can’t do?

  92. Nezuko Kamado

    Nezuko Kamado

    Πριν 10 μήνες

    This is like ASMR but more entertaining. I like it! Keep up the good work! 😁

  93. Niko Oneshot

    Niko Oneshot

    Πριν 10 μήνες

    it's like an asmr .-.

  94. ChimneySm0ke


    Πριν 10 μήνες

    Imagine church hill flexing on mfs

    • Rowdy Eggplaad

      Rowdy Eggplaad

      Πριν 10 μήνες


  95. Brett Jarvis

    Brett Jarvis

    Πριν 10 μήνες

    Somehow stumbled upon your channel. Awesome work!!

  96. bacardih lel

    bacardih lel

    Πριν 10 μήνες

    Is that coca cola?😅

  97. Utente di Youtube

    Utente di Youtube

    Πριν 10 μήνες

    Sorry about the question, what year is this lighter?

  98. Michael A

    Michael A

    Πριν 10 μήνες

    6:55 I love this shot of the focus adjusting down the tube! ♥️

  99. SullySadface


    Πριν 10 μήνες

    Anyone have any info on when/where these things were made? It's cool, and hilariously unsafe and old timey and I love it.

  100. hnicjfc


    Πριν 10 μήνες

    Hey, you should get a fishing hook remover for going straight in and grabbing stuff like the cotton.