How to fix a Zippo lighter

A Zippo lighterA 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):

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