Zippo

LostDog13

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I absolutely love zippos. I still have and use one that I bought while in high school, AIT, my "invasion" zippo (purchased in Camp Virginia, Kuwait in 2003 just a few days before crossing into Iraq), and my newest zippo (Jack Daniels) picked up last October. Ordered a pipe zippo last week, and cannot wait to get it in. I'll get at least one more changed over when I get back Stateside, but cannot ship the lighter out of the CMR.
 

mecompco

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It is solid titanium. I think I paid $35 for it when I got it. Selling for 10 times that easily on eBay now. Oh and a titanium Zippo IS awesome. :)
Found some pics on Google--I've gotta have one. Sadly, $300 plus is out of the question for the time being. I've carried an original titanium Cold Steel TiLite for the last 11 years (which replaced the titanium Spyderco Special Police I carried previously) and a titanium Zippo would make a nice companion, I think.
 

Vacation [pipe smoking] rules:
No 1: Always bring your Zippo due the winding situations you are about to encounter
No 2: Other lighters will fail
No 3: Don't forget the above rules.

Somebody few days ago learned a lesson by "the hard way". :whis:
 

Rockbass

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I have a Zippo problem: The one on the bottom left is my newest and won't hold a fill for more than 36 hours. I have sealed it with vasoline, no go. All the other lighters are working, in rotation, and have no problems. Have any ideas?
 

As a Greek i am used to make "patents",in many cases they work but if your problem isn't in fitting or an adjustment [you can do these by your self] one then maybe the factory will change him with a new one. In USA you have excellent customer care policy,relay on this.
 

I have a Zippo problem: The one on the bottom left is my newest and won't hold a fill for more than 36 hours. I have sealed it with vasoline, no go. All the other lighters are working, in rotation, and have no problems. Have any ideas?
I´d suspect the fluid. I once tried to use chemical petroleum (which is way cheaper than the Zippo fluid). It worked fine but evaporated quickly.