Old rusty squeeze lighter restoration. Got FOOLED on ebay

I bought this rusty vintage Imco safety lighter on ebay. It was sold with the heavy wear and mention that flint needs changing but NO pictures or mention of the destroyed of the screw, which made it impossible for an average person to change it. I'm sure they knew what they were selling to me but I can't really complain since it made the project much more interesting. Also check out my new Instagram, I'll start posting there soon instagram.com/odd.tinkering/
I first tried to unscrew the stuck screw but it was stuck too hard and because it was made of aluminium, the screw just broke. I decided to drill a hole trough. A this point I still tried to hammer is a torx head and unscrew it for one last time but this was useless. I used the torx bit and some other screw driver bit to literally just dog out all the aluminum. It was a slow process. I spent one night just removing the screw. Eventually I got everything out. When using this drilling method it is important to be able to drill in the very middle of the screw to not damage the thread
Besides the usual disassembly, rust removal, and polishing, I changed the aluminium rivets and screw to brass ones. I've seen this made with brass parts too.This could be maybe WWII era version when they probably did changes to the materials. All the ones with brass rivets I found had brass screw on the bottom too. The original lighter was most likely nickel plated so I did that too. I tested it by wetting the parts and no rust appeared. I didn't want to make the video any longer so I am not explaining the electroplating process in detail. You can find some great tutorials here on ID-vision if you are interested. I used a Zippo screw and spring because it was a perfect fit and these lighter were sold with brass screws too. Finding/making a new aluminium screw for it would have been a mistake because then someone else would have to drill it open again in the future.
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  • This was one of my favorite videos

    Shannon MooreShannon Moore3 jam yang lalu
  • when you round off rivets, use the ball peen end on hammer, in a circular motion, that way you get original rounded (dome) rivets instead of flat

    Ruthypie TwigletRuthypie Twiglet7 jam yang lalu
  • You should have left the wick extended through the port and continued on with the cotton batting, THEN as a final step, cut the wick to length. This would have left the wick running through the length of the fuel chamber. By cutting it first and then adding the cotton, the wick was driven to the top of the chamber, thereby compromising it's ability to deliver fuel reliably. It shouldn't matter when it's topped off with fuel, however that might be why it doesn't light reliably. Great video, I really enjoyed it.

    Smiddy WessonSmiddy Wesson11 jam yang lalu
  • I think people used to smoke so they could show off their ultra cool lighters I bet someone lit a cigarette for garbo with a lighter like that

    paul1x1paul1x111 jam yang lalu
  • 7:17 Pisse 😅😂😂

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  • 14:10 subscribe to vinegar 😂😂

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  • Thing crawling on the table. 😁🖐

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  • Phone is at 9 percent Me: alright one more video Also me: *watches man fix lighter*

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  • Man that subscribe sign on the vinegar is when I subscribed... This guy's a genius 😂

    Your Friendly Neighbourhood FurryYour Friendly Neighbourhood Furry2 hari yang lalu
  • Is this a mime video? God damnit! BTW what a hunk of junk. I doubt it'll get better. When it's all said and done, all cleaned up and shiny, it'll be on the brink of disintegrating.

    Beaches south of L.A.Beaches south of L.A.2 hari yang lalu
  • Looks like something out of Fallout

    Random VortexxRandom Vortexx2 hari yang lalu
  • The screw is *SCREWED*

    WolfsmeisterWolfsmeister2 hari yang lalu
  • Got fooled! Do you not check their feedback rating? Do you not ask any questions? These days how can you get fooled it's pretty easy to tell if something is off

    GatzMaximusGatzMaximus2 hari yang lalu
  • do u need a hand cream?

    Lec Chan BR :3Lec Chan BR :32 hari yang lalu
  • 7:50 was hilarious

    Ttv_ Scooterkid06032Ttv_ Scooterkid060323 hari yang lalu
  • Lol. The 4K dislikes on this baffles me.

    E's for EthanE's for Ethan3 hari yang lalu
  • A true craftsman good upscaling great workmanship thanks for the upload from dublin ireland ,peace.

    chris quirkechris quirke3 hari yang lalu
  • This is incredibly satisfying to watch. Especially checking how specific parts "should work". I'm learning to maintain things at home

    Ratheon HudsonRatheon Hudson3 hari yang lalu
  • After restoring the lighter you should restore your hands 😏

    Romain LelaidierRomain Lelaidier3 hari yang lalu
  • 2:50 Me trying to get hardened food off the dishes

    Zappy McBlastyZappy McBlasty3 hari yang lalu
  • Subscribed, just for the nickel plating!

    CoffeehoundCoffeehound3 hari yang lalu
  • No one: Odd Tinkering's Hand: *Skitters off into a hole after putting on a glove*

    Mission CtrlMission Ctrl3 hari yang lalu
  • 7:50 i almost shit myself!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😂😂😂

    Marc Z. CrisálidaMarc Z. Crisálida3 hari yang lalu
  • Pretty fuckin amazing to be honest

    HadesHades3 hari yang lalu
  • I need a tetanus shot from watching this

    David ScottDavid Scott3 hari yang lalu
  • Dad always told me: "Do whatever a gallon of vinegar says" so i subscribed

    Dhantex ZDhantex Z3 hari yang lalu
  • Nice job well done

    fha gerberfha gerber3 hari yang lalu
  • I wish I had an excuse to carry a lighter like that, it's pretty sick.

    Joe ZuzoloJoe Zuzolo3 hari yang lalu
  • Thumbs up :-)

    BaddaBigBoomBaddaBigBoom4 hari yang lalu
  • Hmm ...nickel sulphamate ...nasty wetting stingy stuff if you have a little cut on your finger! (I used to use it for electroforming for holography).

    BaddaBigBoomBaddaBigBoom4 hari yang lalu
  • I'm speechless, wow!

    Louie RobotechLouie Robotech4 hari yang lalu
  • you are good

    محمود عصاممحمود عصام4 hari yang lalu
  • The best restoration I ever watched,hope you left negative feedback to that seller!

    Lorne TaylorLorne Taylor4 hari yang lalu
  • Thats 20minutes of my life that i will never get back. : / but still hit that like button

    A JA J4 hari yang lalu
  • He misspelled the word screw on 3:05

    Jared GarciaJared Garcia4 hari yang lalu
  • Bring James Bond douche bag tool kit into the shot and assemble a ridiculous screwdriver. Break off the screw before attempting to lubricate your efforts. Drill a nice hole for use of a screw extractor tool but then hammer in a torx bit for another failure. Give up now. I don't need to see anymore.

    Mark HibdonMark Hibdon4 hari yang lalu
  • Anyone else enjoy the hidden 'subscribe' tags as much as the videos themselves? haha

    JayWrecksJayWrecks4 hari yang lalu
  • Please wear gloves. I got tetanus just watching this.

    JustLaurieJustLaurie4 hari yang lalu
  • 7:14 критин, зачем ты так бросаешь?!

    ЛордЛорд4 hari yang lalu
  • very nice, thanks

    colfer222colfer2224 hari yang lalu
  • Would you like to sell it?

    Андрей ПлешканАндрей Плешкан4 hari yang lalu
  • Just a question. Why did you use Nickel when electroplating instead of zinc? And also why did you clean one of the parts with vinegar instead of rust remover? Just interested

    AndyAndy4 hari yang lalu
  • I felt a subliminal urge to subscribe. Odd ...... very odd!

    Michael DowellMichael Dowell5 hari yang lalu
  • Fuck that, way too much work. Buy a cheap ass Bic, they survive wash cycles.

    KalikodedKalikoded5 hari yang lalu
  • I thought they use felt instead of cotton in the tank? I love that Palm motif.

    Tomasina CovellTomasina Covell5 hari yang lalu
  • Best part when he put the glove on 😂👍

    dustypan83dustypan835 hari yang lalu
  • Like it very much

    tonto sabietonto sabie5 hari yang lalu
  • Well fettled!

  • just found your channel. I have always wanted to restore old lighters. Thanks for the channel.

    Darrell RackleyDarrell Rackley5 hari yang lalu
  • And I like ways u placing subscribe tape

    SeveryankinSeveryankin5 hari yang lalu
  • I hope that someday you will insert a sketch in which this brass wire kills some toy when you cut it13:02

    SeveryankinSeveryankin5 hari yang lalu
  • This is fcking amazing!

    Dominik FischerDominik Fischer5 hari yang lalu
  • I bet you're an extremely gentle lover.

    disciplefan1221disciplefan12215 hari yang lalu
  • 😮😍👍👍👍

    SILVER COINS & Дмитрий ВасильевSILVER COINS & Дмитрий Васильев5 hari yang lalu
  • Goood Good!👍👌

    Csakúgy FilmekCsakúgy Filmek5 hari yang lalu
  • love the brass rivets instead of the aluminium ones, when you removed the old rivets i was thinking "i'd replace those with brass if it was my lighter". though i would've probably used brass tubing for the bottom one, to attach a brass or spring steel lanyard loop to it.

    Known UnknownKnown Unknown5 hari yang lalu
  • Wow! Now you have to start smoking. (Just kidding, dont do it.) Nice job!

    John DunkleJohn Dunkle6 hari yang lalu
  • You should be wearing gloves at this point because the old rust must be toxic. Better yet, where gloves for the entire process for safety sake. (I’m not hating your video. I just want to state this)

    EMILY KWOKEMILY KWOK6 hari yang lalu
  • nice job tho

    Andy64878 Andy64878Andy64878 Andy648786 hari yang lalu
  • use the ball for peening

    Andy64878 Andy64878Andy64878 Andy648786 hari yang lalu
  • This was so great! Beautiful.

    Anne MarieAnne Marie6 hari yang lalu
  • And that's why I don't buy things on ebay

    Andrew McdonaldAndrew Mcdonald6 hari yang lalu
  • I instantly subscribed to that pot of vinegar.

    ChrisChris6 hari yang lalu
  • Rusty remover aka punajuurisalaatti😂

    Miksu HinzMiksu Hinz6 hari yang lalu
  • Do you sell these lighters? If not then you should. I have seen a bunch of the lighters you have restored and would love to buy some.

    Rich WoodRich Wood6 hari yang lalu
  • I hate those brush wheels. They are a pain in the ass to work with. Use a wheel with the bristles pointing outwards. Much easier to control when you're holding small things in your hand.

    Thor StenThor Sten6 hari yang lalu
  • Rust never sleeps

    Ranga ReviewsRanga Reviews6 hari yang lalu
  • Why am I watching this, I can't stop.

    David SchulzDavid Schulz7 hari yang lalu
  • Anyone else getting a bioshock vibe???

    John-Luke LindsayJohn-Luke Lindsay7 hari yang lalu
  • Such a craftsman :)

    Deborah JonesDeborah Jones7 hari yang lalu
  • Old zippo lighter restoration pls

    A Lonely Smoker ツA Lonely Smoker ツ7 hari yang lalu
  • Do you sell these?

    Sam ReiterSam Reiter7 hari yang lalu
  • I have a lighter that I would love to be fixed. Do you possibly take submissions to fix? If so how much? Thank you

    Justin BlackmonJustin Blackmon7 hari yang lalu
    • Justin Blackmon wHy Do YoU tHiNk He WoUlD Go OuT oF hIs WaY jUsT tO FiX yOuR tHiNg ThAt you broke?

      Mika DavisMika Davis3 hari yang lalu
  • Why polish it, am I the only one who likes the rusty old look of it? Just make it work and nothing else.

    MakeThemDeadMakeThemDead7 hari yang lalu
  • I saw the vinegar and could instantly smell it xD

    JaydoJaydo7 hari yang lalu
  • Could have used vinegar it eats through rust but your stuff does smell of viniger after but the smell does fade.

    OddballkaneOddballkane7 hari yang lalu
  • Do you make your rust remover or do you buy it

    laughing hyenalaughing hyena7 hari yang lalu
  • This guy got the same trousers as meXD

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  • LMAO Subscribe with arrow pointing to vinegar.

    Storm FalconStorm Falcon7 hari yang lalu
  • So relaxing.

    The SpectatorThe Spectator7 hari yang lalu
  • "rust remover" also works on calcium and lime I think ;-)

    TommyOCTommyOC7 hari yang lalu
  • respect!

    gamer 1933dzgamer 1933dz7 hari yang lalu
  • Bioshock lighter :))

    DslDsl7 hari yang lalu
  • 14:09 not even kidding lol

    Andrew BordenAndrew Borden8 hari yang lalu
  • Is that a german lighter? Just like the germans..make it complicated.

    Parker WeatlyParker Weatly8 hari yang lalu
  • 7:43 legitimately made me laugh

    bonitobonito8 hari yang lalu
    • Same lol

      neolithicneolithic6 hari yang lalu
  • subscribe to vinegar

    Heitere SternennachtHeitere Sternennacht8 hari yang lalu
  • Soon I will start my reverse restoration channel. I take recently fixed items and return them to their tetanus-ridden-rusty conditions.

    CreativeConceptCreativeConcept8 hari yang lalu
    • Why not new stuff and make it look ancient?

      Odd TinkeringOdd Tinkering8 hari yang lalu
  • why not sand blast it?

    jaedonhpmusicjaedonhpmusic9 hari yang lalu
  • NICE

  • ASMR repair 😀

    erkan TANerkan TAN9 hari yang lalu
  • 1:39 Bauhaus? Bist du deutscher? 😯😅

    Kommentare KommentiererKommentare Kommentierer9 hari yang lalu
  • cute

    beep lettucebeep lettuce9 hari yang lalu
  • ^ When you have too much time on your hands Meanwhile... Me: binge watching these kind of YT recommendations at 1AM :p

    BartjeuhhBartjeuhh9 hari yang lalu
  • Goood wooork

    Mohsin AliMohsin Ali9 hari yang lalu
  • I watch these types of videos all the time , restoration of old tools and just tools in general , but I always love it when ID-vision recommends this to people it just builds the channel and makes a stronger community . Nice find you did a great job .

    Bronze ItalitizedBronze Italitized9 hari yang lalu
  • 13:05 sound 🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤

    Yan Marcos SilvaYan Marcos Silva9 hari yang lalu
  • Yup - just lost about 3 mins of my life that I can't get back.....dumb

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    • The video us 17 minutes long

      Rowdy EggplaadRowdy Eggplaad7 hari yang lalu
  • It seems very hard to wash your hands from rust stain

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  • Everyone got fooled on eBay

    Алексей ЛомаевАлексей Ломаев9 hari yang lalu
Old rusty squeeze lighter restoration. Got FOOLED on ebay