A question often askt is “How Do I Fix an old Zippo Lighter?”. The answer is just as simple – if you know how to do it. Let me begin with explaining how it works.
This type of lighter uses a liquid fuel, which could be anything form retail zippo fluid to standard petrol or acetone.
It is contained within a number of cotton balls located at the bottom of the lighter.
A wick goes from the bottom to the top, transporting the fuel. It works just like an oil lamp – the fluid is combusted, but the wick remains intact (for the most part).
Here’s how you fix an old zippo (or simply tune up your current one):