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 GRvisions 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.
Thanks for watching. Leave any comments bellow and use the like and dislike buttons as you please. And remember, sharing is caring it really helps a lot with spreading the video and supporting my channel.
Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/oddtinkering
SCREW DRIVER SET: amzn.to/2F3n6kO
POWER FILE: amzn.to/2URHvPq
CORDLESS DRILL: amzn.to/2Wois77
MAIN CAMERA: amzn.to/2JvtKox
MAIN TRIPOD: amzn.to/2OlpYgn
MICROPHONE: amzn.to/2I80iDz
MAIN LENS: amzn.to/2Fm8yMk
WIDE ANGLE LENS: amzn.to/2U7iJha
GOPRO: amzn.to/2U3eqU3

SUBSCRIBE ▶▶▶ grvisions.com/pass/UCf_s...
Restoration playlist▶ grvisions.com/wow-PLVIxIjRNxFv5VRUXt66VzBxOys1GpmBp4



  • Might get you at risk using bare hands while touching rusty objects .

    Vanta Coffee AddictVanta Coffee AddictΠριν 4 ώρες
  • I bet o' Reilly's paid him good money for the advertising

    dog loverdog loverΠριν 4 ώρες
  • do you know of Kroil?

    Michael MonkMichael MonkΠριν 9 ώρες
  • 13:05 bye bye!

    Julie DellertJulie DellertΠριν 9 ώρες
  • gooooood🕯

    살아온기적살아온기적Πριν 11 ώρες
  • Bauhaus store-brand tools are somehow surprisingly... not crap?

    Siana GearzSiana GearzΠριν 22 ώρες
  • From a scam to 7M views

    CaptainJakeWild VevoCaptainJakeWild VevoΠριν 23 ώρες
  • Have you ever considered using the Rubber Band method on recalcitrant screws? It's where you put a rubber band over the damaged head and screw through that. It's not a fool-proof method, but may save you having to re-top a screw, or go to the lengths needed here.

    Philippa KPhilippa KΠριν 23 ώρες
  • This lighter for adolf hitler

    Moez HiziMoez HiziΠριν ημέρα
  • I don't smoke But I use those squeeze champ cigarette lighter to light my cigars 👌

    Soy de CubaSoy de CubaΠριν ημέρα
  • Does this happen to everyone or just to me? Everytime I watch one of these vids i get an O'Reily ad.

    Leila-is-a-loserLeila-is-a-loserΠριν ημέρα
    • Fuck I thought it was only me, I dont even own my own car lol

      supersuato123supersuato123Πριν ημέρα
  • Please record in higher than 1080p, its 2019. Great videos, good work.

    PaddyPaddyΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • Wife: My contractions are 10 mins apart we have to go to the hospital. Me: But this guy got scammed in ebay and he's restoring an old lighter.

    D33LuxD33LuxΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • 14:10 subscribed to VINEGAR

    WhangarWhangarΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • Me: I have important stuff to do today.. Me again: But first I'll watch a squeeze lighter restoration video on GRvisions.

    whoopdeedoowhoopdeedooΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • i think both you and i would get an award for using coat hangers in this way. LOL they work great for through hole peen'd fasteners

    cobrasvt347cobrasvt347Πριν 2 ημέρες
  • What do you look for when you find stuff like this on Ebay?

    G4mmaLotusG4mmaLotusΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • Do you have any spare parts for these particular lighters?

    NjiuaNjiuaΠριν 3 ημέρες
    • No. I have found some fake imco lighters that could provide a spare wheel but I haven't found a fake of this squeeze type lighter so I have no other spare parts

      Odd TinkeringOdd TinkeringΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • Looks exactly the same.

    cedarstuffcedarstuffΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • Super 👍👍👍

    Alfrēds JēkabsonsAlfrēds JēkabsonsΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • Highlight your finger move very nice

    Imdath ImdathImdath ImdathΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • ... ... I am trying to hold in my Irwin-esque squees of "whoa, what a beauty" (in australian).

    CernumospeteCernumospeteΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • Hello sir. Love the video! Pardon my ignorance, but what liquid are you using in your nickel plating solution? Please keep up the great work.

    John WoodJohn WoodΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • subscribe to vinegar guys

    FatakafFatakafΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • Why are eBay sellers all such pieces of shit

    fink ploydfink ploydΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • Bravo!

    BruceBruceΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • I wouldn't want to get that caught in my pocket the wrong way:-)

    Storm PlayzStorm PlayzΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • Imagined the guy in 1935 lighting his cigarette with a lighter that would end up being sold as a scam but yet help make a video with 7 million views

    Ryder RosebroughRyder RosebroughΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • Well done

    Mike's LabMike's LabΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • After watching all the work that went into restoring this lighter, I decided that I really don't want to meet the almost 5000 people that downvoted this video. I can't understand their thought process, and life is too short to hang out with idiots.

    DivideBy ZeroDivideBy ZeroΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • 1,25x speed

    Viktor LakatosViktor LakatosΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • Wow that was so satisfying and interesting to watch. Good job pal!! You got yourself a new subscriber.

    Murat CanMurat CanΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • Well done!

    Sean AlfordSean AlfordΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • I really enjoy your restorations videos. And I especially enjoy the bits of humor... thanks.

    guatavo fuentesguatavo fuentesΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • I love how precise you are and how tiny the tools are

    MattMattΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • You got fooled on eBay, I got fooled on GRvisions

    Murat KarayilanMurat KarayilanΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • 3:03 the poor crew never seen it coming :( RIP

    ZigrifidZigrifidΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • I want a legit modern replica of one of these, they look so cool

    Slav PepeSlav PepeΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • The rusty case is pretty cool looking.

    JL GIIIJL GIIIΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • Ачё за ху🤬ня

    коте Котькевкоте КотькевΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • A mafia hitman lit his cigarette with this lighter after killing his target.

    JnouByJnouByΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • Just found this channel today (thanks to the algorithm, which usually has crappy advice) -- and it's a really excellent work you've done there! One watch, and instant subscribe from me :)

    Scott JonesScott JonesΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • Bunch of liars on ebay? No way! Try craigslist. Oh, same deal? People will sell their integrity for $50. with no thought of guilt. Parents are responsible for teaching their children. That is the majority of the problem with our society. 'Take all you can at the expense of others', Dirtbags!

    Michael WhiteMichael WhiteΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • this fella is the real life version of salad fingers

    Matty HarveyMatty HarveyΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • 2:27 "this was no use either" is turning the screw to the right 1:32 completely useless shot of you getting out a screw driver from a case. i honestly cant watch its too infuriating.

    is da vogis da vogΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • 14:10 ok i subscribed vinegar))

    WINDAESWINDAESΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • first video i saw with funny part in restoration :D

    Evelio DuqueEvelio DuqueΠριν 8 ημέρες
  • You didn't get fooled. It was sold as is. Knuckle head.

    огромная эрекцияогромная эрекцияΠριν 8 ημέρες
  • Superb Video, Thank You, can't wait to see lots more!

    Barry WhiteBarry WhiteΠριν 8 ημέρες
  • Just awesome

    Eugenio tomeoEugenio tomeoΠριν 8 ημέρες
  • Imagine being the guy who sold the lighter and seeing this video

    DeadSkyDeadSkyΠριν 8 ημέρες
  • I want a squeeze lighter now.. Looks like magic

    TatsCatsandBatsTatsCatsandBatsΠριν 8 ημέρες
  • Nice give me

    Roshan BomzonRoshan BomzonΠριν 8 ημέρες
  • Why's so much hate on Tube? Instead of seeing theeffort this guy takes to restore such an old piece with somuch work and love for detail. I think, they're just jalous with their both left hands, lol... well done man, thumbs up

    GanimidisGanimidisΠριν 8 ημέρες
  • looks great.wonderful job

    Rich hallRich hallΠριν 9 ημέρες
  • Instructions unclear. Accidently subscribed to vinegar

    Gustavo SouzaGustavo SouzaΠριν 9 ημέρες
  • Please take care of your hands sir. They are precious.

    vbtktrvbtktrΠριν 9 ημέρες
  • 13:05 it hurts my ears

    mikmik ✓mikmik ✓Πριν 9 ημέρες
  • Why am I here

    Sarah ParsonsSarah ParsonsΠριν 9 ημέρες
  • The vinegar hath spoken

    GippyHappyGippyHappyΠριν 9 ημέρες
  • Excellent production values!

    Booka BickarBooka BickarΠριν 9 ημέρες
  • Talk in your videos it will make them better

  • is anyone else bothered about how often he didn’t wear gloves

    SiyasSiyasΠριν 9 ημέρες
  • I still dont get why people dont talk in videos but have a mic on the whole time

    Cameron 1303Cameron 1303Πριν 9 ημέρες
    • Its relaxing to watch

      Danny GallagherDanny GallagherΠριν 8 ημέρες
  • 7:22, WHY DO YOU PEE IN IT?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    Coolbro_9975Coolbro_9975Πριν 10 ημέρες
  • 16:53 As I watching you grind that little wheel the first time I thought: _If I was doing that, that wheel would go flying._

    alucientesalucientesΠριν 10 ημέρες
  • Me: don't subscribe to this channel.. Detergent Bottle 14:45 : SUBSCRIBE Also me: Ok you win

    Angelo AdernòAngelo AdernòΠριν 10 ημέρες
    • 14:07 *

      Angelo AdernòAngelo AdernòΠριν 10 ημέρες
  • Super

    Kenneth WallaceKenneth WallaceΠριν 10 ημέρες
  • Suscribe -> vinegar = done suscribed vinegar 👍

  • ASMR

    Ахиллес АхиллесовАхиллес АхиллесовΠριν 11 ημέρες
Old rusty squeeze lighter restoration. Got FOOLED on ebay