How to change a flint in your Zippo lighter

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Reflinting a Zippo lighter is easy once you know what you need to do

  • Remove the lighter insert from your lighter
  • Unscrew the flint using a small flat blade screwdriver (be careful to ensure that the spring doesn't fly away
  • Turn the lighter insert the right way up again, removing the remaining piece of flint (if any) by gently tapping the lighter insert on a solid surface
  • Carefully insert the new Zippo flint into the long tube that you removed the spring - the spring has a brass tip on the end, whicj some people believe to be the flint - it is not
  • Replace the flint spring and screw it in
  • Replace the insert back into the case
  • Job Done !
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