Hints and tips for the care of Zippo Windproof Lighters
Each Zippo brass lighter has a light protective coating to prevent tarnishing before it is used. The coating will wear off with normal use.
To restore the natural patina of solid brass, we recommend the following:
• High polish case: Clean with brass polish.
How do I clean the laser engraved brass design on my matte lighter?
The lasered design exposes the brass surface which may tarnish. This is a normal characteristic of brass. To clean the brass, we recommend using a soft cloth and brass cleaner.
The Antique Finish lighter has a unique finish to give it a used, nostalgic, and time-worn look. This finish is not permanent and will begin to wear with use.
How do I prevent the finish on my Zippo antique finish lighter from wearing off?
When exposed to alcohol or lighter fluid, the antiquing will immediately begin to wear. When filling the lighter, avoid spilling lighter fluid on the outer case.
Gently clean plated portions with a soft cloth and water or Zippo Lighter Fluid. Do not use abrasive substances.
The chimney of the Zippo pipe lighter encases flame in metal, allowing the flame to be drawn directly into the pipe without damaging the bowl. The pipe lighter insert fits in any standard (not Slim) Zippo windproof lighter.
For maintenance purposes, the cap on the chimney of your Zippo pipe lighter is removable. To remove the cap, slip your thumbnail under the edge of either end and lift.