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The Zippo Owners Club 10243

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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #120 on: November 09, 2018, 10:29:43 AM »
well damn, that is nice.

got a question for those that have brass Zippos. since brass can get that green oxidation on it, did you ever have any issues with it staining you, your clothes or gear? I know a lot of copper mixtures tend to leave those green marks on the skin (cheap street jewellery) but how is it with brass specifically?

I know this is an older post and question, but I thought I would add my own zippos, as well to corroborate the others answers.



The bottom right zippo is all brass to include the innards and has not been polished since about 1989-90 (??) time frame. No green, no mess, no marks left on clothes or skin.

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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #121 on: November 13, 2018, 12:30:44 AM »
being a non-smoker and a hiker, I had issues with starting fires.

Yeah I know, two sticks, but honestly, working up a sweat to start a fire, no thanks.

For a wile I carried a flint rod, but I broke it
then I tried the old bic, but it actually fell apart one day.
I used something called a fire pump, was OK but not 100% successful in a hurry.

Then I bought an old Zippo.
Still have it 10 years later.
I have to refill it every time i want to take it anywhere, but that's no different from my old fountain pens I like to use.
I fill them every day to both flush them and top up the ink.

I have replaced the flints several times, they wear out, and the wick once (due again I think)
But for guaranteed lighting no matter what the weather, it is the most reliable thing I have.


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