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 FR-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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  • The screw is *SCREWED*

    WolfsmeisterWolfsmeisterIl y a 6 minutes
  • 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

    GatzMaximusGatzMaximusIl y a 4 heures
  • do u need a hand cream?

    Lec Chan BR :3Lec Chan BR :3Il y a 11 heures
  • 7:50 was hilarious

    Ttv_ Scooterkid06032Ttv_ Scooterkid06032Il y a 19 heures
  • Lol. The 4K dislikes on this baffles me.

    E's for EthanE's for EthanIl y a 19 heures
  • A true craftsman good upscaling great workmanship thanks for the upload from dublin ireland ,peace.

    chris quirkechris quirkeIl y a 23 heures
  • This is incredibly satisfying to watch. Especially checking how specific parts "should work". I'm learning to maintain things at home

    Ratheon HudsonRatheon HudsonIl y a jour
  • After restoring the lighter you should restore your hands 😏

    Romain LelaidierRomain LelaidierIl y a jour
  • 2:50 Me trying to get hardened food off the dishes

    Zappy McBlastyZappy McBlastyIl y a jour
  • Subscribed, just for the nickel plating!

    CoffeehoundCoffeehoundIl y a jour
  • No one: Odd Tinkering's Hand: *Skitters off into a hole after putting on a glove*

    Mission CtrlMission CtrlIl y a jour
  • 7:50 i almost shit myself!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😂😂😂

    Marc Z. CrisálidaMarc Z. CrisálidaIl y a jour
  • Pretty fuckin amazing to be honest

    HadesHadesIl y a jour
  • I need a tetanus shot from watching this

    David ScottDavid ScottIl y a jour
  • Dad always told me: "Do whatever a gallon of vinegar says" so i subscribed

    Dhantex ZDhantex ZIl y a jour
  • Nice job well done

    fha gerberfha gerberIl y a jour
  • I wish I had an excuse to carry a lighter like that, it's pretty sick.

    Joe ZuzoloJoe ZuzoloIl y a jour
  • Thumbs up :-)

    BaddaBigBoomBaddaBigBoomIl y a jour
  • 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).

    BaddaBigBoomBaddaBigBoomIl y a jour
  • I'm speechless, wow!

    Louie RobotechLouie RobotechIl y a jour
  • you are good

    محمود عصاممحمود عصامIl y a jour
  • The best restoration I ever watched,hope you left negative feedback to that seller!

    Lorne TaylorLorne TaylorIl y a 2 jours
  • Thats 20minutes of my life that i will never get back. : / but still hit that like button

    A JA JIl y a 2 jours
  • He misspelled the word screw on 3:05

    Jared GarciaJared GarciaIl y a 2 jours
  • 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 HibdonIl y a 2 jours
  • Anyone else enjoy the hidden 'subscribe' tags as much as the videos themselves? haha

    JayWrecksJayWrecksIl y a 2 jours
  • Please wear gloves. I got tetanus just watching this.

    JustLaurieJustLaurieIl y a 2 jours
  • 7:14 критин, зачем ты так бросаешь?!

    ЛордЛордIl y a 2 jours
  • very nice, thanks

    colfer222colfer222Il y a 2 jours
  • Would you like to sell it?

    Андрей ПлешканАндрей ПлешканIl y a 2 jours
  • 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

    AndyAndyIl y a 2 jours
  • I felt a subliminal urge to subscribe. Odd ...... very odd!

    Michael DowellMichael DowellIl y a 2 jours
  • Fuck that, way too much work. Buy a cheap ass Bic, they survive wash cycles.

    KalikodedKalikodedIl y a 2 jours
  • I thought they use felt instead of cotton in the tank? I love that Palm motif.

    Tomasina CovellTomasina CovellIl y a 2 jours
  • Best part when he put the glove on 😂👍

    dustypan83dustypan83Il y a 2 jours
  • Like it very much

    tonto sabietonto sabieIl y a 3 jours
  • Well fettled!

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

    Darrell RackleyDarrell RackleyIl y a 3 jours
  • And I like ways u placing subscribe tape

    SeveryankinSeveryankinIl y a 3 jours
  • I hope that someday you will insert a sketch in which this brass wire kills some toy when you cut it13:02

    SeveryankinSeveryankinIl y a 3 jours
  • This is fcking amazing!

    Dominik FischerDominik FischerIl y a 3 jours
  • I bet you're an extremely gentle lover.

    disciplefan1221disciplefan1221Il y a 3 jours
  • 😮😍👍👍👍

    SILVER COINS & Дмитрий ВасильевSILVER COINS & Дмитрий ВасильевIl y a 3 jours
  • Goood Good!👍👌

    Csakúgy FilmekCsakúgy FilmekIl y a 3 jours
  • 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 UnknownIl y a 3 jours
  • Wow! Now you have to start smoking. (Just kidding, dont do it.) Nice job!

    John DunkleJohn DunkleIl y a 3 jours
  • 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 KWOKIl y a 3 jours
  • nice job tho

    Andy64878 Andy64878Andy64878 Andy64878Il y a 4 jours
  • use the ball for peening

    Andy64878 Andy64878Andy64878 Andy64878Il y a 4 jours
  • This was so great! Beautiful.

    Anne MarieAnne MarieIl y a 4 jours
  • And that's why I don't buy things on ebay

    Andrew McdonaldAndrew McdonaldIl y a 4 jours
  • I instantly subscribed to that pot of vinegar.

    ChrisChrisIl y a 4 jours
  • Rusty remover aka punajuurisalaatti😂

    Miksu HinzMiksu HinzIl y a 4 jours
  • 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 WoodIl y a 4 jours
  • 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 StenIl y a 4 jours
  • Rust never sleeps

    Ranga ReviewsRanga ReviewsIl y a 4 jours
  • Why am I watching this, I can't stop.

    David SchulzDavid SchulzIl y a 4 jours
  • Anyone else getting a bioshock vibe???

    John-Luke LindsayJohn-Luke LindsayIl y a 4 jours
  • Such a craftsman :)

    Deborah JonesDeborah JonesIl y a 4 jours
  • Old zippo lighter restoration pls

    A Lonely Smoker ツA Lonely Smoker ツIl y a 4 jours
  • Do you sell these?

    Sam ReiterSam ReiterIl y a 4 jours
  • 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 BlackmonIl y a 4 jours
    • Justin Blackmon wHy Do YoU tHiNk He WoUlD Go OuT oF hIs WaY jUsT tO FiX yOuR tHiNg ThAt you broke?

      Mika DavisMika DavisIl y a 22 heures
  • Why polish it, am I the only one who likes the rusty old look of it? Just make it work and nothing else.

    MakeThemDeadMakeThemDeadIl y a 4 jours
  • I saw the vinegar and could instantly smell it xD

    JaydoJaydoIl y a 4 jours
  • Could have used vinegar it eats through rust but your stuff does smell of viniger after but the smell does fade.

    OddballkaneOddballkaneIl y a 5 jours
  • Do you make your rust remover or do you buy it

    laughing hyenalaughing hyenaIl y a 5 jours
  • This guy got the same trousers as meXD

    WubalubadubdubWubalubadubdubIl y a 5 jours
  • If is me, i will give up on 1st minute lol 😭😭😭 Bro u Master 🙏👑🙏 Subscribed.

    Andrey KireevAndrey KireevIl y a 5 jours
  • LMAO Subscribe with arrow pointing to vinegar.

    Storm FalconStorm FalconIl y a 5 jours
  • So relaxing.

    The SpectatorThe SpectatorIl y a 5 jours
  • "rust remover" also works on calcium and lime I think ;-)

    TommyOCTommyOCIl y a 5 jours
  • respect!

    gamer 1933dzgamer 1933dzIl y a 5 jours
  • Bioshock lighter :))

    DslDslIl y a 5 jours
  • 14:09 not even kidding lol

    Andrew BordenAndrew BordenIl y a 5 jours
  • Is that a german lighter? Just like the germans..make it complicated.

    Parker WeatlyParker WeatlyIl y a 5 jours
  • 7:43 legitimately made me laugh

    bonitobonitoIl y a 6 jours
    • Same lol

      neolithicneolithicIl y a 3 jours
  • subscribe to vinegar

    Heitere SternennachtHeitere SternennachtIl y a 6 jours
  • Soon I will start my reverse restoration channel. I take recently fixed items and return them to their tetanus-ridden-rusty conditions.

    CreativeConceptCreativeConceptIl y a 6 jours
    • Why not new stuff and make it look ancient?

      Odd TinkeringOdd TinkeringIl y a 6 jours
  • why not sand blast it?

    jaedonhpmusicjaedonhpmusicIl y a 6 jours
  • NICE

  • ASMR repair 😀

    erkan TANerkan TANIl y a 6 jours
  • 1:39 Bauhaus? Bist du deutscher? 😯😅

    Kommentare KommentiererKommentare KommentiererIl y a 6 jours
  • cute

    beep lettucebeep lettuceIl y a 6 jours
  • ^ When you have too much time on your hands Meanwhile... Me: binge watching these kind of YT recommendations at 1AM :p

    BartjeuhhBartjeuhhIl y a 6 jours
  • Goood wooork

    Mohsin AliMohsin AliIl y a 7 jours
  • I watch these types of videos all the time , restoration of old tools and just tools in general , but I always love it when FR-vision recommends this to people it just builds the channel and makes a stronger community . Nice find you did a great job .

    Bronze ItalitizedBronze ItalitizedIl y a 7 jours
  • 13:05 sound 🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤

    Yan Marcos SilvaYan Marcos SilvaIl y a 7 jours
  • Yup - just lost about 3 mins of my life that I can't get back.....dumb

    lqueryvg666lqueryvg666Il y a 7 jours
    • The video us 17 minutes long

      Rowdy EggplaadRowdy EggplaadIl y a 5 jours
  • It seems very hard to wash your hands from rust stain

    김민기김민기Il y a 7 jours
  • Everyone got fooled on eBay

    Алексей ЛомаевАлексей ЛомаевIl y a 7 jours
  • So how'd you split your thumb?

    Gene HasenbuhlerGene HasenbuhlerIl y a 7 jours
  • The part where the metal flew off and made a sound was satisfying idk why

    Jaime AmayaJaime AmayaIl y a 7 jours
  • When you get scammed on ebay but make 6.3 million views out of it

    Octopus TrapOctopus TrapIl y a 7 jours
  • Even though you got scammed I bet you can pretty much flip the price he sold it to you just of how well u do on these restorations I mean come on he does some pretty cool restoration vids

    Isaac FreedIsaac FreedIl y a 7 jours
  • What do you use for rust remover

    Floppyfish288Floppyfish288Il y a 7 jours
    • He uses MC-51

      Rowdy EggplaadRowdy EggplaadIl y a 5 jours
  • What was the reference to when he 0ut the glove on.. I remember the scene I cant think of from what though

    Dakota RoseDakota RoseIl y a 7 jours
  • ダンブルドアのやつやん

    スピッツ大大大好き!スピッツ大大大好き!Il y a 7 jours
  • As soon as I saw the Addam's Family reference I hit subscribe

    Michael FlarkinMichael FlarkinIl y a 7 jours
    • Me too

      Rowdy EggplaadRowdy EggplaadIl y a 5 jours
  • entombed left hand path grave

    Forest in Space StoryForest in Space StoryIl y a 7 jours
  • Instead of using that wire brush when there's design you should use brasso and a toothbrush

Old rusty squeeze lighter restoration. Got FOOLED on ebay