Zippo lighter restoration - US Army lighter brought back to life

I will restore this Zippo lighter someone had found from the ground. It was most likely lost by an US army man years ago, but I don’t think it has been in any war. The lighter is very oxidized and most of the old plating is gone. The insert is in much better condition but it also need a little restoration. Luckily the hinge is not broken so I don’t have to repair it. That is not easy.
I started the restoration with disassembly. The lighter doesn’t have many parts so this was easy to do. I used a miniature propane torch to loosen the emblem. I decided to use rust remover for the steel insert and ketchup for the brass shell to remove oxidation.
After oxidation was removed, I needed to sand off the remaining old plating from the shell. If I didn’t it would be really hard to get a good finish on the piece. After sanding the plating off I polished the parts with wool buffing wheel and metal polishing compound.
Before I could re-plate the polished parts they needed to be cleaned from grease and polishing compound. I used acetone for the job. Then it was time to replate the parts with nickel. I used electroplating method. You can learn more about that from here: grgone.info/will/s5l2e5Wxc7CnqIU/b-nteo
After the plating, I attached the emblem back on with some solder. I used flux to help the solder flow between the parts. It might look like the solder didn’t go between the parts but it only needs very little solder in there because the layer is so thin. As you can see I scratched the part quite violently and it sticks.
Then I assembled the rest of the lighter and added new cotton, wick and other parts on the inside.
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  1. Elena Supersónica

    Elena Supersónica

    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    alovui

  2. lugoj7181

    lugoj7181

    Πριν 10 ημέρες

    How ypu temove the chrome plating ? KUST WITH SAND PAPER?

  3. Sebastian M.

    Sebastian M.

    Πριν 11 ημέρες

    Ngl I wanna know the secret to this "Liquid Ice."

    • dino hack

      dino hack

      Πριν 10 ημέρες

      Bro it’s earth juice

  4. Gamerdave 06

    Gamerdave 06

    Πριν 11 ημέρες

    Does anyone know where you can buy those Flint springs?

  5. Riad B

    Riad B

    Πριν 16 ημέρες

    Amazing 🤩

  6. Olesko Godun

    Olesko Godun

    Πριν 22 ημέρες

    Ya tienes un nuevo suscriptor 😊

  7. Olesko Godun

    Olesko Godun

    Πριν 22 ημέρες

    Activa los subtítulos en español, por favor

  8. Alex Vom Alex

    Alex Vom Alex

    Πριν 24 ημέρες

    Some day we will finally see a face in his perfect polished surfaces.

  9. TommyJames

    TommyJames

    Πριν 25 ημέρες

    Me: doesn’t and will never smoke Also me: I WANT A ZIPPO

  10. TommyJames

    TommyJames

    Πριν 25 ημέρες

    Imagine if he forgot to hit record

  11. Marcus Busse

    Marcus Busse

    Πριν 27 ημέρες

    You: **Accidentally drops ketchup on friend's expensive brass watch** Also you: "It'll help clean it, I swear, I swear!"

  12. Violet

    Violet

    Πριν 27 ημέρες

    My pet peeve in movies is when they throw a zippo lighter to light a fuel trail

  13. zibabouinaki

    zibabouinaki

    Πριν 28 ημέρες

    Oh my... so many years using the hole in the cotton in wrong way, i was putting the oil through this hole when it was for a 2nd firework bullet (idk how it's in english) 👅🧠

  14. Skinny Feels

    Skinny Feels

    Πριν μήνα

    Damn this refurbished lighter works well. Call me crazy but the first few puffs from my cigarettes always taste like ketchup for some reason

  15. Stephen M

    Stephen M

    Πριν μήνα

    I have no idea why this video has generated so many dislikes! It's fabulous, maybe they are just jealous that they're too stupid to achieve anything like this...

  16. martelo

    martelo

    Πριν μήνα

    2:12 Wow!!!

  17. Ler Moo

    Ler Moo

    Πριν μήνα

    Is it just me or does the restored one look like a fridge?

  18. YoJo

    YoJo

    Πριν μήνα

    I love how there's no music, just the sounds of him working

  19. Profesional Nub

    Profesional Nub

    Πριν μήνα

    You know about AU plating??

  20. HAZZA

    HAZZA

    Πριν μήνα

    Why would you want to restore that just saying

  21. Phoenix Wright

    Phoenix Wright

    Πριν μήνα

    2:12 mans using a lighter to restore a lighter, that’s smart.

  22. Alessandro Diego

    Alessandro Diego

    Πριν μήνα

    jets be like:11:37

  23. Petr Dodonov

    Petr Dodonov

    Πριν μήνα

    NO

  24. Michael Dauer

    Michael Dauer

    Πριν μήνα

    Nice work!!! Looks great =)

  25. Furkan Özkan

    Furkan Özkan

    Πριν μήνα

    Great work 👏

  26. Eric Sinsara

    Eric Sinsara

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    i think the zippo company fell in love with you ?

  27. Lucas Gomes

    Lucas Gomes

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    RTX On

  28. Emre Cengiz

    Emre Cengiz

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    I like ketchup way:D

  29. Eirian Meli

    Eirian Meli

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Legit thought liquid ice was some dangerous chemical that'll burn your intestines when consumed. How is he this smart?

  30. Soupy Delicious

    Soupy Delicious

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Blyat

  31. Xavier Earnst

    Xavier Earnst

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    in our mind: liquid ice=water in his mind: water=liquid ice

  32. Living with a GoPro 7.

    Living with a GoPro 7.

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Ни одного русского коментария ,

  33. Anh Nguyenvananh

    Anh Nguyenvananh

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Nice

  34. Alvarizal Noor Fyqh

    Alvarizal Noor Fyqh

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    No music background its nice, im like it

  35. Hilary Dawn Gladwyn

    Hilary Dawn Gladwyn

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    If you sent it back to Zippo they do it all for you for free :)

  36. Грейсон Зивен Янг

    Грейсон Зивен Янг

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Noooo, it was perfect in its own way. Anyway nice restoration

  37. Drew Reiter

    Drew Reiter

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    liquid ice..... huh

  38. EDCBarry

    EDCBarry

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Just undone all the hard work of the counterfeiter who made it look old

  39. TrickstopPlayz

    TrickstopPlayz

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    every video he always notes something about electro plating lol

  40. Saurav Misra

    Saurav Misra

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    What is liquid ice by d way?

  41. SÑITZELLL

    SÑITZELLL

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Judging for the zippo logo. That lighter aint that old but surely it's fucked up

    • Steven B

      Steven B

      Πριν 2 μήνες

      I believe the lighter is from 1991.

  42. Tacitus Kilgore

    Tacitus Kilgore

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Woah is that Liquid Ice

  43. M114 [gd]

    M114 [gd]

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Hi

  44. ATM - Amine Tech Energy

    ATM - Amine Tech Energy

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    0:59

  45. T FP

    T FP

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    very nice.

  46. Scorpia

    Scorpia

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    marry me!

  47. Himmler Wamlstein

    Himmler Wamlstein

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    liquid ice? omg so clever way to say water

  48. John Doe

    John Doe

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Try using Cola instead of ketchup.

  49. Dexter Morgan

    Dexter Morgan

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    My dumbass went to google "liquid ice" (4:30) instead of realising its just water! 🤦‍♂️

  50. Marwan Ahmed

    Marwan Ahmed

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Wow !! I didn't know how to bring my old zippos back to life !! I kept on buying new ones !! Thanks alot!! ❤️🌹

  51. Murray Ball

    Murray Ball

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Excellent resto, bringing a great one back from the brink - your country thanks you!

  52. Tiesto Tran

    Tiesto Tran

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    That lighter move was smooth

  53. Andrew Nelson

    Andrew Nelson

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    14:49 Today I learned what the hole in the Zippo felt thingy is for. Me: OHHH, NO SHIT!

  54. Unusual Kreature

    Unusual Kreature

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Water nahh Liquid ice yeah

  55. The Flux Champion

    The Flux Champion

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    11:15 thanks for adding me in

  56. Veeti Pedersen

    Veeti Pedersen

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    I think you should sell these things forward to people.

  57. night Walker

    night Walker

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    I thought it was nice with the water

  58. Ben Slee

    Ben Slee

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    4:33 liquid ice...so you mean water?

  59. William Sanborn

    William Sanborn

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    How can you tell the difference between a hippo and a Zippo? Well, the hippo is pretty heavy, but the Zippo is a little lighter. ... I'll see myself out.

  60. Lenny Asmr Art

    Lenny Asmr Art

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    woo hoo rite on

  61. Jerry Cold

    Jerry Cold

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    No, Not the forbidden ketchup!!

  62. weiyuma ma

    weiyuma ma

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Your not supposed to put a flint in that hole...

  63. Sky Blue To Luna

    Sky Blue To Luna

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    You’re an artist

  64. Пиратская Станция

    Пиратская Станция

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    припаял хуево

  65. The Arctic

    The Arctic

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Next time, i will not use his tooth brush

  66. chaos 101

    chaos 101

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    7:14 Forbidden Lemonade :)

  67. 89strangelove

    89strangelove

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    All that work, and in the end, you're left with a NAZI LIGHTER!! No just kidding, brilliant work as always, priceless video really. GRgone is the world's open-minded people's television, and you sir are one of the stars of it.

  68. VICK GAMES FPS

    VICK GAMES FPS

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Nice

  69. Logan Wall

    Logan Wall

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Who is gonna question the fact that he called water "liquid ice"

  70. RS Music

    RS Music

    Πριν 4 μήνες

    That soldering on the emblem looks terrible it ruins the overall look, apart from that not a bad job.

  71. Samuel Schultz

    Samuel Schultz

    Πριν 4 μήνες

    thats a 1991 zippo my friend

  72. Chloe Van Hohenheim

    Chloe Van Hohenheim

    Πριν 4 μήνες

    That big hammer is too weak. The tiny hammer is mightier than mijolnir.

  73. Wanda Clark

    Wanda Clark

    Πριν 4 μήνες

    The evanescent son partly look because second bioinformatically owe since a stupendous ramie. coherent, tender tense scraper

  74. WISCO BOYZ

    WISCO BOYZ

    Πριν 4 μήνες

    Personally I would have bought another zippo and put the inter lighter into the new one

  75. Sköll and Hati

    Sköll and Hati

    Πριν 4 μήνες

    I can’t be the only one that thought the rust made the zippo lighter look badass.

  76. Red Jacket

    Red Jacket

    Πριν 4 μήνες

    GRgone: will they watch it? YES

  77. Kaden Dalby

    Kaden Dalby

    Πριν 4 μήνες

    NICE JOB!

  78. Руслан Геращенко

    Руслан Геращенко

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  79. Paul Kline

    Paul Kline

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    I have this lighter myself that I bought back in 1992.

  80. Gabi Coman

    Gabi Coman

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    Proof that zippo's last for life if good maintained

  81. Pennie Clark

    Pennie Clark

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    Imagine fixing a car with a tooth brush owo

  82. J-Play

    J-Play

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    Why is this so therapeutic When he used ketchup I was like MIND BLOWN maby the line ranch goes with anything should be rephrased to ketchup goes with anything👍

  83. big buckets

    big buckets

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    Netflix: you still watching? Somebodys daughter 5:11

  84. Liam McDonough

    Liam McDonough

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    2:11-nice "gunspinning" trick there!

  85. Deep_Fried_ Morty

    Deep_Fried_ Morty

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    “Liquid Ice” Hmm yes, the floor here is made of floor

  86. Joseph Rayle

    Joseph Rayle

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    I want to start smoking again.

  87. some guy2

    some guy2

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    You know you could of bought one at a cigarette outlet for 25 bucks or so buuuut I guess fixing one is just as good.

  88. Lord sirenhead

    Lord sirenhead

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    After watching your zippo restoration videos it inspired me to restore one of my grandfather's old zippo's I inherited I have to say it came out pretty good for my first restoration

  89. GeriMan

    GeriMan

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    How dangerous is the liquid ice?

  90. Matthieu Bach

    Matthieu Bach

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    The dislike are from russian soldiers

  91. Nikko Rivera

    Nikko Rivera

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    triggered when he doesn’t put the wick in a S

  92. Taz Animates

    Taz Animates

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    He fix a lighter with a lighter

  93. COVID SHOULD BEGONE I AM SO MAD I CANT GO ANYWHERE

    COVID SHOULD BEGONE I AM SO MAD I CANT GO ANYWHERE

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    Liquid ice? How about solid fire?

  94. Probotector

    Probotector

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    Damn, USA just got ketchuped 🤭

  95. Mouse Kun

    Mouse Kun

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    The liquid ice box made me laugh loudly

  96. Rex Jolles

    Rex Jolles

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    Not super old, it has the (1980-present) logo

  97. Anon amous

    Anon amous

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    I just discovered there's an even less corrosive brass cleaner than ketchup. Flitz or Brasso or Simichrome or.... *sigh*, I miss the days when you used to set your hand on fire.

  98. Tray

    Tray

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    This is just as relaxing as watching dandruff scratching videos........ Dont judge me.... 👀👀

  99. Законопослушный Гражданин!

    Законопослушный Гражданин!

    Πριν 5 μήνες

    Zippo 👍👍🤝🤝🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺

  100. shadow

    shadow

    Πριν 6 μήνες

    Привет россияне!

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