Zippo lighter restoration Harley Davidson edition. Today I restore a relatively new lighter with a rusty HD metal emblem on it. I mirror polish the lighter and gold plate the emblem with a thick layer of 24 carat gold.
This Zippo lighter is not very old. One of my fans here on YouTube sent it to me from US. He wrote that he lost it at a Bike festival a few years back and that he found it two years later at the same camp where he uses to have his tent. I think that he is going to be very surprised when he sees this restoration video.
RESTORATION PROCESS I always start with WD40 rust remover. Just to be safe. This zippo lighter inner case was stuck in the zippo bottom case. I had a really hard time separate those two parts from each other. I chosed to sandblast the metal emblem and used my Dremel 3000 mini drill to polish the lighter inner and outer case. After I have cleaned the parts I electroplated the Harley Davidson metal emblem with nickel to make the metal susceptible for the gold plating. I plated emblem with 24 carat of gold many times to achieve a beautiful thick layer of gold.
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In this video I also describe how to change wick, fill fluid and flint on your Zippo lighter. And I recommend some original Zippo Products to use.
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Thanks for watching my restoration video. See you soon. Best wishes, Martin.