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 TRvision 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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  • Good work

    King Bhaskar PasalaKing Bhaskar Pasala2 saatler önce
  • you should also restore your working table...

    wayamewayame3 gün önce
  • Hello, I'm from Thailand, I like your video.

    THiSamTHiSam3 gün önce

    antonis kyriakouantonis kyriakou4 gün önce
  • Wheres the dude who'll make a channel called vinegar?

    Shame On You.Shame On You.5 gün önce
  • Muy buena restauracion

    Da Carlos El Chico MelodiaDa Carlos El Chico Melodia5 gün önce
  • Waw buena imitacion del sr dedos

    Da Carlos El Chico MelodiaDa Carlos El Chico Melodia5 gün önce
  • R2💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩p2

    broman1121broman11217 gün önce
  • I legit thought this was a cheap as walkie talkie

    SansSans9 gün önce

    RLS RLSRLS RLS10 gün önce

    RLS RLSRLS RLS10 gün önce
  • You should add background music to these videos like classical music or something. 👍🏻

    Yay Very diverse personYay Very diverse person13 gün önce
  • I have an old vintage rusty like sprayer in my warehouse who needs it... let me know!!

    kofi kryptonkofi krypton13 gün önce
  • I tried to subscribe to Vinegar, but nothing happened.

    PsyrusPsyrus14 gün önce
  • I really want this

    ice candyice candy15 gün önce
  • Why wouldnt you just use a screw extractor or drill and tap it lol.

    JgHavertyJgHaverty15 gün önce
  • Incredible

    TheSodaThiefTheSodaThief16 gün önce
  • بطيع الله يشلك

    FadilYahyaFadilYahya17 gün önce
  • Tell us who the seller was / will avoid.

    Ian NonhebelIan Nonhebel17 gün önce
  • Ebay "left the group"

    Aki FrivaldoAki Frivaldo19 gün önce
  • Why did you use Vinegar on the container that holds the fuel, but used rust remover on the other parts of the casing?

    EngineeredMechanizedEngineeredMechanized19 gün önce
  • Get the man some different sized Tupperware! All that wasted vinegar!

    Gemma SalmonGemma Salmon19 gün önce
  • Awesome, fantastic leaving funny bits in, when things don't go exactly as planned,...

    A HillA Hill20 gün önce
  • I

    Alejandro FloresAlejandro Flores21 gün önce
  • Should be learning about an endeavor I started after my retirement, but not. You look like you're enjoying your endeavor more.

    No ThankyouNo Thankyou21 gün önce
  • When that pin flies off... LOL

    Defcon OneDefcon One23 gün önce
  • Subliminal message alert at 14:10. 😄

    David SnellDavid Snell23 gün önce
  • Neeee q weva

    Franco ValdezFranco Valdez23 gün önce
  • Nice!

    Jim CJim C24 gün önce
  • 한국어 자막 있었으면 좋겠다

    안알랴줌안알랴줌25 gün önce
  • The result is rather average.

    OxygenOxygen25 gün önce
  • Too many commercials for me

    Mad CamperMad Camper25 gün önce
  • I also got scammed on eBay. I bought $ 132 vintage wrench for restoration. Later i saw on amazon the same wrench price was $ 12

    Iron Man RestorationIron Man Restoration26 gün önce
  • 👍🏻пайдёт.

    Белогоръ ѨБелогоръ Ѩ26 gün önce
  • I'm a big fan of Kiwami Japan who has a very similar style (doesn't show his face, no talking) altho his videos are a bit more comedic, like making a hand powered centrifuge out of wood just for one tiny aspect of whatever build. Dude makes knives out of literally anything, even milk. Definitely will be subbing and checking out more of your stuff.

    Matt of the deadMatt of the dead26 gün önce
  • Ahh , The good ol days when things were made to last 👍

    Breaking bad HeisenbergBreaking bad Heisenberg26 gün önce
  • I find it is much better to copper plate first followed by light polishing then plating with nickel, gives a better brighter finish.

    flip inheckflip inheck26 gün önce
  • I guess it was no people buy it so it rusted

    Ipad AirIpad Air28 gün önce
  • Very nice, good work

    benjamin fellandbenjamin felland28 gün önce
  • The video of this excellent restoration was cut gown to a little over 17 minutes. Never saw exactly how many man-hours( person-hours) it totally took to do.Any guesses???

    he's the Masterhe's the MasterAylar önce
    • I didn't time it because I often work in short periods because this is not my main job. If I had to guess maybe 20 hours without editing a lot of it was sanding and ofcourse filming makes the work a lot slower

      Odd TinkeringOdd TinkeringAylar önce
  • Lovely work. So clever - but it would look more professional if your work space was tidier.

    AM GAM GAylar önce
  • 7,34 Forssan punajuurisalaatti Dish. Finland named

    GeraGeraAylar önce
  • Honestly that is a Gorgeous lighter!

    Breaking bad HeisenbergBreaking bad HeisenbergAylar önce
  • Dude would you do my nails 🖐, 😂

    Breaking bad HeisenbergBreaking bad HeisenbergAylar önce
  • Thumbs up for showing the wheel flying away. I did that with a brake shoe part once in the middle of the night. Never found it. I had to customize one that was close so I could drive 20 miles buy the new part...

    corvettebobcorvettebobAylar önce
  • Wow! Look at that - such skill! What a super restoration.

    GradKatGradKatAylar önce
  • Brequi

    Youcef OussamaYoucef OussamaAylar önce
  • Impressive... In fact, super duper impressive!!! I subbed.

    CCCCAylar önce
  • I'd like to be able to restore things but considering I struggle assembling lego as an adult it seems unlikely.

    R33C3R33C3Aylar önce
  • you're amazing

    h jeonh jeonAylar önce
  • Good job!

    Heidi PienaarHeidi PienaarAylar önce
  • Asmr restoration

    Dank PatrickDank PatrickAylar önce
  • Subscribed to vinegar

    Zain AmanZain AmanAylar önce
  • The way u pull in the tools to advertise them was pathetic.

    William BroughtonWilliam BroughtonAylar önce
  • You were not fooled you knew it needed Restoration, that is why you purchased a Tinker Project for your channel.

    Rob ZRob ZAylar önce
  • Haha! - the finger figure

    aDrift2003aDrift2003Aylar önce
  • My man came in smooth with the "subscribe" lol...tight

    Tweedy BTweedy BAylar önce
  • 보고 있으면 나도모르게 집중이 되네요....

    최연우최연우Aylar önce
  • Everyone commenting on the TRvision revenue... true perhaps.. I'm curious to know what the lighter would be appraised at. Granted, it's a restoration, not original, but still... that's a damn good restoration

    Rob ARob AAylar önce
  • I love this 👏

    محمد alhliliمحمد alhliliAylar önce
  • You

    Creative HeartsCreative HeartsAylar önce
  • See boys, and girls your bum is really a bad place to hide your lighter, even if they say so in movies just quit smoking

    Barrens chatBarrens chatAylar önce
  • Next time wear gloves

    Alberto SanchezAlberto SanchezAylar önce
  • Bit late now, but have you ever tried using gallium to soften the aluminum? I imagine it would make scraping it out a breeze!

    DogdruleDogdruleAylar önce
  • If ever I need surgery you got the job.

    royothebuzzroyothebuzzAylar önce
  • nice !!!

    Hoàng Hiệp BùiHoàng Hiệp BùiAylar önce
  • Instructions unclear: subscribed to vinegar

    Nick RicottaNick RicottaAylar önce
  • What is this dude a mute??

    spwan10spwan10Aylar önce
  • 4:28 clenched my cheeks real hard for a sec thought i was back at the dentists office...

    BeepBeepImAJeep !BeepBeepImAJeep !Aylar önce
  • Got FOOLED on /odd.tinkering/

    fast lastfast lastAylar önce
Old rusty squeeze lighter restoration. Got FOOLED on ebay