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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  • 2:20 Should have offered the libation beforehand.

    Silent BobSilent Bob4 saatler önce
  • Great work,, Nice to see you use quality wicks and flints

    Marcus BunceMarcus Bunce4 saatler önce
  • I'll buy it.

    Jeth SmithJeth Smith8 saatler önce
  • subscribe to vinegar

    the-twisted-samuraithe-twisted-samurai9 saatler önce
  • This is better then watching ReStOrInG MuDdY PaiR Of JoRdAnS ThAt CoSt 1000 DoLlArS

    KazK1205KazK120523 saatler önce
  • That wheel flying at the end of the video horrorized me far worse than any horror movie in the last decade!!! Great video as always keep the great work!

    aldahesu28aldahesu28Gün önce
  • Fabulous.... Nice work....need a lot of patience and natural skill.... U are blessed with it....

    Akhilaskok AkhilAkhilaskok AkhilGün önce
  • wow! it's cool!!

    風来坊我来也風来坊我来也Gün önce
  • Next time try something called Kroil on the rusted or oxidized screws. Let it soak for a while. Let us know the eBay seller, maybe we can adjust his feedback for you...

    cal30m1cal30m1Gün önce
  • I love your work they all seem to be masterpieces that you restore i myself love tinkering about with old things keep this up very entertaining thank you for sharing your skills

    Mark AndersonMark Anderson2 gün önce
  • Amazing job!

    Boo RoskoBoo Rosko2 gün önce
  • Thanks for the lesson. That was awesome bro

    Ramon ArroyoRamon Arroyo2 gün önce
  • I loved the original patina, but I admire your will to refurbish this old piece.

    Clemens RichardsonClemens Richardson2 gün önce
  • This was one of my favorite videos

    Shannon MooreShannon Moore2 gün önce
  • 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 Twiglet3 gün önce
  • 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 Wesson3 gün önce
  • 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

    paul1x1paul1x13 gün önce
  • 7:17 Pisse 😅😂😂

    Никола правдорубНикола правдоруб3 gün önce
  • 14:10 subscribe to vinegar 😂😂

    Badlands KidBadlands Kid3 gün önce
  • Thing crawling on the table. 😁🖐

    MutantTurtleWaxMutantTurtleWax3 gün önce
  • Phone is at 9 percent Me: alright one more video Also me: *watches man fix lighter*

    Angel FernandezAngel Fernandez4 gün önce
  • Man that subscribe sign on the vinegar is when I subscribed... This guy's a genius 😂

    Your Friendly Neighbourhood FurryYour Friendly Neighbourhood Furry4 gün önce
  • 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.4 gün önce
  • Looks like something out of Fallout

    Random VortexxRandom Vortexx5 gün önce
  • The screw is *SCREWED*

    WolfsmeisterWolfsmeister5 gün önce
  • 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

    GatzMaximusGatzMaximus5 gün önce
  • do u need a hand cream?

    Lec Chan BR :3Lec Chan BR :35 gün önce
  • 7:50 was hilarious

    Ttv_ Scooterkid06032Ttv_ Scooterkid060325 gün önce
  • Lol. The 4K dislikes on this baffles me.

    E's for EthanE's for Ethan5 gün önce
  • A true craftsman good upscaling great workmanship thanks for the upload from dublin ireland ,peace.

    chris quirkechris quirke6 gün önce
  • This is incredibly satisfying to watch. Especially checking how specific parts "should work". I'm learning to maintain things at home

    Ratheon HudsonRatheon Hudson6 gün önce
  • After restoring the lighter you should restore your hands 😏

    Romain LelaidierRomain Lelaidier6 gün önce
  • 2:50 Me trying to get hardened food off the dishes

    Zappy McBlastyZappy McBlasty6 gün önce
  • Subscribed, just for the nickel plating!

    CoffeehoundCoffeehound6 gün önce
  • No one: Odd Tinkering's Hand: *Skitters off into a hole after putting on a glove*

    Mission CtrlMission Ctrl6 gün önce
  • 7:50 i almost shit myself!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😂😂😂

    Marc Z. CrisálidaMarc Z. Crisálida6 gün önce
  • Pretty fuckin amazing to be honest

    HadesHades6 gün önce
  • I need a tetanus shot from watching this

    David ScottDavid Scott6 gün önce
  • Dad always told me: "Do whatever a gallon of vinegar says" so i subscribed

    Dhantex ZDhantex Z6 gün önce
  • Nice job well done

    fha gerberfha gerber6 gün önce
  • I wish I had an excuse to carry a lighter like that, it's pretty sick.

    Joe ZuzoloJoe Zuzolo6 gün önce
  • Thumbs up :-)

    BaddaBigBoomBaddaBigBoom6 gün önce
  • 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).

    BaddaBigBoomBaddaBigBoom7 gün önce
  • I'm speechless, wow!

    Louie RobotechLouie Robotech7 gün önce
  • you are good

    محمود عصاممحمود عصام7 gün önce
  • The best restoration I ever watched,hope you left negative feedback to that seller!

    Lorne TaylorLorne Taylor7 gün önce
  • Thats 20minutes of my life that i will never get back. : / but still hit that like button

    A JA J7 gün önce
  • He misspelled the word screw on 3:05

    Jared GarciaJared Garcia7 gün önce
  • 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 Hibdon7 gün önce
  • Anyone else enjoy the hidden 'subscribe' tags as much as the videos themselves? haha

    JayWrecksJayWrecks7 gün önce
  • Please wear gloves. I got tetanus just watching this.

    JustLaurieJustLaurie7 gün önce
  • 7:14 критин, зачем ты так бросаешь?!

    ЛордЛорд7 gün önce
  • very nice, thanks

    colfer222colfer2227 gün önce
  • Would you like to sell it?

    Андрей ПлешканАндрей Плешкан7 gün önce
  • 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

    AndyAndy7 gün önce
  • I felt a subliminal urge to subscribe. Odd ...... very odd!

    Michael DowellMichael Dowell7 gün önce
  • Fuck that, way too much work. Buy a cheap ass Bic, they survive wash cycles.

    KalikodedKalikoded7 gün önce
  • I thought they use felt instead of cotton in the tank? I love that Palm motif.

    Tomasina CovellTomasina Covell7 gün önce
  • Best part when he put the glove on 😂👍

    dustypan83dustypan837 gün önce
  • Like it very much

    tonto sabietonto sabie8 gün önce
  • Well fettled!

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

    Darrell RackleyDarrell Rackley8 gün önce
  • And I like ways u placing subscribe tape

    SeveryankinSeveryankin8 gün önce
  • I hope that someday you will insert a sketch in which this brass wire kills some toy when you cut it13:02

    SeveryankinSeveryankin8 gün önce
  • This is fcking amazing!

    Dominik FischerDominik Fischer8 gün önce
  • I bet you're an extremely gentle lover.

    disciplefan1221disciplefan12218 gün önce
  • 😮😍👍👍👍

    SILVER COINS & Дмитрий ВасильевSILVER COINS & Дмитрий Васильев8 gün önce
  • Goood Good!👍👌

    Csakúgy FilmekCsakúgy Filmek8 gün önce
  • 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 Unknown8 gün önce
  • Wow! Now you have to start smoking. (Just kidding, dont do it.) Nice job!

    John DunkleJohn Dunkle8 gün önce
  • 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)

  • nice job tho

    Andy64878 Andy64878Andy64878 Andy648789 gün önce
  • use the ball for peening

    Andy64878 Andy64878Andy64878 Andy648789 gün önce
  • This was so great! Beautiful.

    Anne MarieAnne Marie9 gün önce
  • And that's why I don't buy things on ebay

    Andrew McdonaldAndrew Mcdonald9 gün önce
  • I instantly subscribed to that pot of vinegar.

    ChrisChris9 gün önce
  • Rusty remover aka punajuurisalaatti😂

    Miksu HinzMiksu Hinz9 gün önce
  • 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 Wood9 gün önce
  • 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 Sten9 gün önce
  • Rust never sleeps

    Ranga ReviewsRanga Reviews9 gün önce
  • Why am I watching this, I can't stop.

    David SchulzDavid Schulz9 gün önce
  • Anyone else getting a bioshock vibe???

    John-Luke LindsayJohn-Luke Lindsay9 gün önce
  • Such a craftsman :)

    Deborah JonesDeborah Jones9 gün önce
  • Old zippo lighter restoration pls

    A Lonely Smoker ツA Lonely Smoker ツ9 gün önce
  • Do you sell these?

    Sam ReiterSam Reiter9 gün önce
  • 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 Blackmon9 gün önce
    • Justin Blackmon wHy Do YoU tHiNk He WoUlD Go OuT oF hIs WaY jUsT tO FiX yOuR tHiNg ThAt you broke?

      Mika DavisMika Davis5 gün önce
  • Why polish it, am I the only one who likes the rusty old look of it? Just make it work and nothing else.

    MakeThemDeadMakeThemDead9 gün önce
  • I saw the vinegar and could instantly smell it xD

    JaydoJaydo10 gün önce
  • Could have used vinegar it eats through rust but your stuff does smell of viniger after but the smell does fade.

    OddballkaneOddballkane10 gün önce
  • Do you make your rust remover or do you buy it

    laughing hyenalaughing hyena10 gün önce
  • This guy got the same trousers as meXD

    WubalubadubdubWubalubadubdub10 gün önce
  • So relaxing.

    The SpectatorThe Spectator10 gün önce
  • "rust remover" also works on calcium and lime I think ;-)

    TommyOCTommyOC10 gün önce
  • respect!

    gamer 1933dzgamer 1933dz10 gün önce
  • Bioshock lighter :))

    DslDsl10 gün önce
  • 14:09 not even kidding lol

    Andrew BordenAndrew Borden10 gün önce
  • Is that a german lighter? Just like the germans..make it complicated.

    Parker WeatlyParker Weatly10 gün önce
  • 7:43 legitimately made me laugh

    bonitobonito11 gün önce
    • Same lol

      neolithicneolithic8 gün önce
  • subscribe to vinegar

    Heitere SternennachtHeitere Sternennacht11 gün önce
  • Soon I will start my reverse restoration channel. I take recently fixed items and return them to their tetanus-ridden-rusty conditions.

    CreativeConceptCreativeConcept11 gün önce
    • Why not new stuff and make it look ancient?

      Odd TinkeringOdd Tinkering11 gün önce
Old rusty squeeze lighter restoration. Got FOOLED on ebay