Rare Vintage Lighter Restoration - Clinton Squeeze Lighter

I will restore this awesome Clinton squeeze lighter. There is some rust and damage from pitting but the mechanism works. Also the plating on the lighter is in need of a restoration. I really like this type of mechanical lighters because it’s always fun to take look and see what’s inside.
The restoration was quite straight forward. I had no issues with the disassembly, other than the fact that some parts fell out and I didn’t see where they came from. Luckily it didn’t take too long to figure out how to put it back together.
I used rust remover to get rid of the rust. It is very simple solution when there are a lot of small pieces and it is not abrasive. I also like to use rust remover because I often get the disassembly filmed quite late. I can get the part to rust remover fast and then leave them there overnight and continue the next day.
After rust was removed I sanded all the pitting from the parts. This took many hours I had to be very careful with the largest shell part because there was this pattern and I didn’t want to ruin it by sanding.
After sanding I first copper plated the parts and then nickel plated them over the copper. The copper will increase the durability of the plating. Here’s my nickel plating tutorial, copper plating works with the same principles. denewss.info/channel/hWV2eMiqd33VqYk/video.html
Video where I made the ignot: denewss.info/channel/jaRzZ916jYO-uqc/video.html
The other parts were pretty much ready to be polished and then nickel plated from the rust remover. Here is my nickel plating tutorial for more information on the process: denewss.info/channel/hWV2eMiqd33VqYk/video.html&
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  • Riad B
    Riad BVor 24 Tage

    It's fantastic 👍

  • Stupid_Freshman 6606
    Stupid_Freshman 6606Vor Monat

    50% of this video is an asmr

  • The Only King
    The Only KingVor Monat

    That camera focus through the tube was *muah* Perfection

  • Farid Shaikh
    Farid ShaikhVor 2 Monate

    You're an Artist..

  • Timothy
    TimothyVor 2 Monate

    What do you do with all the items you repair or restore?

  • nikkolaus
    nikkolausVor 2 Monate

    AAaaah! No no no! Sandpaper on metal is not a nice noise to listen to... Please don't do that again.

  • Leonardo Tomlinson
    Leonardo TomlinsonVor 2 Monate

    dude i'm in love with this

  • The Good Man
    The Good ManVor 2 Monate

    You should store the rest remover in a Pepsi bottle to freak out future viewers

  • Anonymous Joker
    Anonymous JokerVor 2 Monate

    Can someone kill my qurocity and tell me was there cotton a fibre inside it

  • Nonidh Gupta
    Nonidh GuptaVor 3 Monate

    The sound of tools, sanding, polishing, plating, it's just, woahhhhh........

  • Steve J
    Steve JVor 3 Monate

    Do you ever sell any of the things you restore?

  • Anonymous 777
    Anonymous 777Vor 3 Monate

    My favorite youtuber odd tinkering

  • Joe Robertson
    Joe RobertsonVor 3 Monate

    The careful attention sadly coach because band quantitatively refuse but a subsequent horn. elastic, miscreant text

  • Karam Marji
    Karam MarjiVor 3 Monate

    The wandering string isely undress because banana metabolically squeeze including a tender tense rooster. wet, unequal algeria

  • Spade Multiweapon
    Spade MultiweaponVor 3 Monate

    At this point, I won't even be surprised if he uploaded "Dinosaur Fossil Restored to Orginal State"

  • 祖安龙玉涛
    祖安龙玉涛Vor 3 Monate


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    Neilr PratheVor 3 Monate

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  • Yahir Mijangos
    Yahir MijangosVor 4 Monate

    Do he sell this stuff? I mean, he restores them and sell it or this is just him flexing on his amazing skills and awesome collection?

  • AndrewJackson
    AndrewJacksonVor 4 Monate

    I wonder if this lighter has also been to Epstein's island

  • Иван Васильевич
    Иван ВасильевичVor 4 Monate

    Зашибись она "повреждена" - шлицы все целые, винты беленькие - без следов ржавчины, все детальки просто немного ржавые. Такое ощущение, что берёт изначально целую вещь, немного "устаряет" а потом на камеру "восстанавливает". Даже вата в отсеке с фитилём не сгнила, не заплесневела.

  • Disclari Rodriguez
    Disclari RodriguezVor 4 Monate

    I watch this as if smoking was my passion

  • LotusWitch
    LotusWitchVor 4 Monate

    Was that a shoelace for the wick and vacuum dust for the filling?

  • Kantean Nightmare
    Kantean NightmareVor 4 Monate

    Should tag this as asmr, you'll get more views from that community...

  • Леонид Тарасов
    Леонид ТарасовVor 5 Monate

    Как называется тип зажигалки?

  • Matthew o'connell
    Matthew o'connellVor 5 Monate

    Hey man, huge fan of your channel. I was wondering where you find all these lighters for restoration. I’ve looked on eBay and most vintage lights I find are restored

  • Kathy Florcruz

    Kathy Florcruz

    Vor 2 Monate

    Estate sales, garage or yard sales, places where houses are gutted & everything is thrown in a dumpster & junkyards. Takes some searching.

  • GMMilambar
    GMMilambarVor 5 Monate

    My parents had one of those when I was a child, except I distinctly remember it being gold coloured or gold plated.

  • Kimba
    KimbaVor 6 Monate

    When you made the comment about liking to see how things work, I agreed. When I was in college, the lock on our dorm room broke. Maintenance came to fix it and I kept asking questions about how it worked and the inner workings. Drove my roommate crazy but the maintenance guy was very nice and showed me. It was fun. ... Your project turned out nice. Thanks for sharing

  • orangmakan
    orangmakanVor 6 Monate

    You dont want to cut sandpaper with scissors. Fold it a few times forth and back at the same line then rip it apart.

  • That_Child22
    That_Child22Vor 6 Monate

    How come when this guy restores old things he’s called a ‘genius’ and he gets payed, but when I try to restore old bodies, I get told I’m ‘disgusting’ and to ‘stop robbing people’s graves’

  • Yes
    YesVor 6 Monate

    This man dunkin' a lighter in Gatorade lol

  • Greg Hunt
    Greg HuntVor 6 Monate

    this video was really cool.

  • Законопослушный Гражданин!
    Законопослушный Гражданин!Vor 6 Monate


  • Lila Hayes
    Lila HayesVor 6 Monate

    What in the actual hell am I watching? I have been watching this for like in an hour. Also… Im super drunk

  • Urban Grrl
    Urban GrrlVor 6 Monate

    Beautiful job, lovely lighter.

  • yes
    yesVor 6 Monate


  • Umit Sakar
    Umit SakarVor 6 Monate

    👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍🖐🖐harikasın masallah🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷

  • Angeline Wellman
    Angeline WellmanVor 6 Monate

    Hi my is Ann do you sell the Item you restores?

  • Maria Alegria
    Maria AlegriaVor 6 Monate

    Hey odd tinkering how is that 1944 bunker lamp doing?

  • Crafting playlists
    Crafting playlistsVor 7 Monate

    Too many ads...

  • Ashes Playz
    Ashes PlayzVor 7 Monate

    8:14 "with this part I need to be very careful as of not to ruin the pattern..." *Starts agressively sanding the pattern*

  • pulsarmusik
    pulsarmusikVor 7 Monate

    The best way to remove old flint is with a drill about 1-1.5 mm. Rotate, of course, with your fingers.

  • Garr ett
    Garr ettVor 7 Monate

    I’m restoring one of these and I was wondering if cotton balls are sufficient for the wadding?

  • Reb bi
    Reb biVor 7 Monate

    I like at one point everything just fell apart in his hand lol.

  • triadwarfare
    triadwarfareVor 7 Monate

    I like how overengineered the old lighters were. I believe smoking was considered a high class hobby and people would pay good money for a fancy lighter back then.

  • ivan druzetic
    ivan druzeticVor 7 Monate


  • Fabri
    FabriVor 7 Monate

    "Now that the rust is gone I can see the real damage" My brain: "That's a Lotta Damage!!"

  • G Suttles
    G SuttlesVor 8 Monate

    Where does he get these lighters?

  • Alexander Van Deusen
    Alexander Van DeusenVor 8 Monate

    Imagine a true crime show where this guy has to restore a bunch of items related to a murder in order for the detectives to know what happened

  • Sophia Fedele
    Sophia FedeleVor 8 Monate

    That transition at 2:05 was smooth af

  • Gib Melson
    Gib MelsonVor 8 Monate

    advertising. bähhhhhh

  • Thomas Murrell
    Thomas MurrellVor 8 Monate

    That rust with the cleaner fluids is making this restoration look like it was coated in blood Are you sure you didn't murder someone for this lighter? Or maybe I'm just messed up in the head. idk.

  • Алексей Холод
    Алексей ХолодVor 8 Monate

    Sir, I’m eager to express my profound respect and admiration! I love the way you are getting better and better at everything. But first of all - showing all the details with endless love. Hugs from your Rrrussian comrade :) Keep it up!

  • Christian Rothe
    Christian RotheVor 8 Monate

    The screw that holds the flint has a extra wide slot because it is to open with a coin. In older days, when this lighter was used, it was common to carry an extra flint in your wallet and so you could exchange the flint any time . . .

    HP SAMSUNGVor 8 Monate

    Good job bro.....

  • duaneho555
    duaneho555Vor 8 Monate

    You’ve done it again. Great video. I love old lighters. Keep restoring them 👍🏻.

    ZIGNIMUSVor 8 Monate

    Your video ads should play ay the beginning or the end.. when they're in the middle of the video it ruins the mood

  • WilczycaCzarownica
    WilczycaCzarownicaVor 8 Monate

    9:18 Wait. So if you use gold the item will have gold patine?

  • ramiel
    ramielVor 8 Monate

    4:42 Fighting a Blaze in Minecraft

  • Pero Vaper
    Pero VaperVor 8 Monate

    whatever you do there are always gonna be 375 aholes that will never be satisfied....wtf is wrong with you people.

  • Alexander Wilson
    Alexander WilsonVor 8 Monate

    im impressed and satisfy for every restoration ♥️ huge love from indonesia , odd :)

  • Masud bhuiyea
    Masud bhuiyeaVor 8 Monate

    Like this

  • M00mako
    M00makoVor 8 Monate

    Why does that lighter have a magazine?

  • Kinjiro channel
    Kinjiro channelVor 9 Monate

    Good restration!

  • Jess Mustang
    Jess MustangVor 9 Monate

    Alright, nothing to do with this awesome video, i just wanna know why i saw an Ad for Burger King and it said Merry Christmas in it!?!

  • amiandivh
    amiandivhVor 9 Monate

    Do you think when people come by his house and ad for a lighter he just says "Take your pick."?

  • McCreeMouse Gaming
    McCreeMouse GamingVor 9 Monate

    Question: Why copper plate the parts if you were going to nickel plate over that? Is there a benefit to doing so?

  • Rowdy Eggplaad

    Rowdy Eggplaad

    Vor 8 Monate

    I think it has to do with the fact that you cant plate nickle over the alloy of the Lighter Body. So you must Copper plate it first, then nickle plate it

  • The Royal Gaming
    The Royal GamingVor 9 Monate

    Just found out about your channel and I absolutely love it! Keep up the good work

  • Shepherd Sam
    Shepherd SamVor 9 Monate

    When even inserting a flint is beautiful

  • Kevin Getzoff
    Kevin GetzoffVor 9 Monate

    It’s a beautiful lighter, hopefully it’ll just be a camping mantlepiece and not a light someone needs for smoking.

  • Nintendo 22
    Nintendo 22Vor 9 Monate

    No subtitle 🤔

  • Walczyk
    WalczykVor 9 Monate

    12:37 this is a cut right out of a horror film, beautiful work

  • Dillon Greene
    Dillon GreeneVor 9 Monate

    Knocked it dead.

  • Wilson Smith
    Wilson SmithVor 9 Monate

    Welcome back to!>> Where Quarantine Has Taken Me Today!:

  • Dennis Moore
    Dennis MooreVor 10 Monate

    That's a nice piece!

  • Captain 4EVA
    Captain 4EVAVor 10 Monate

    I dont know why i keep watching these video theres just something about it

  • Haydon
    HaydonVor 10 Monate

    Look At Me, 3 o'clock in the morning and I'm watching some dude clean a rusty old lighter

  • Itz Mickle
    Itz MickleVor 10 Monate

    *my grandpa from 1920 wondering why 750k people are interested in his old lighter*

  • jayan beharry
    jayan beharryVor 10 Monate

    7:09 Now that’s a lotta damage

  • Safwan Ail
    Safwan AilVor 10 Monate

    We need more people like you your amazing

  • Colin Campbell
    Colin CampbellVor 10 Monate

    i just love how big the flame can be from it, you did a great job

  • OdieMikes
    OdieMikesVor 10 Monate

    2:04 ugh fuck that transition made me smile so wide! Films today don't have as much style in their editing, well done

  • Dharc Daniel
    Dharc DanielVor 10 Monate

    2:04 that transition was godly

  • Avarage_No0B Exploits
    Avarage_No0B ExploitsVor 10 Monate

    Welp thats nice

  • Frey
    FreyVor 10 Monate

    Wow! 👍🏻

  • Viewer19
    Viewer19Vor 10 Monate

    All the ones I have restored of this type snapped closed when you let go of the trigger. Still great Vid.

  • m0o0oeh
    m0o0oehVor 10 Monate

    Do you sell things after you restore them?

  • Rowdy Eggplaad

    Rowdy Eggplaad

    Vor 8 Monate


  • cyx x
    cyx xVor 10 Monate

    that rust remover looks like coke does coke remove rust?

  • ExcelsiorElectric
    ExcelsiorElectricVor 10 Monate

    Why is it that everything you restore, look like it was rusted or aged in the quickest way possible?

  • ExcelsiorElectric


    Vor 8 Monate

    @Rowdy EggplaadExplain.

  • Rowdy Eggplaad

    Rowdy Eggplaad

    Vor 8 Monate

    Obviously you'd think that

  • HS02_Durk
    HS02_DurkVor 10 Monate

    The sound of sandpaper being cut is oddly satisfying...

  • Bbzkzzkjzjz Bbzkzkzkz
    Bbzkzzkjzjz BbzkzkzkzVor 10 Monate


  • Lea821_
    Lea821_Vor 10 Monate

    He just re-coppered and re-nickeled that lighter... is there anything this guy can’t do?

  • Nezuko Kamado
    Nezuko KamadoVor 10 Monate

    This is like ASMR but more entertaining. I like it! Keep up the good work! 😁

  • Niko Oneshot
    Niko OneshotVor 10 Monate

    it's like an asmr .-.

  • ChimneySm0ke
    ChimneySm0keVor 10 Monate

    Imagine church hill flexing on mfs

  • Rowdy Eggplaad

    Rowdy Eggplaad

    Vor 10 Monate


  • Brett Jarvis
    Brett JarvisVor 10 Monate

    Somehow stumbled upon your channel. Awesome work!!

  • bacardih lel
    bacardih lelVor 10 Monate

    Is that coca cola?😅

  • Utente di Youtube
    Utente di YoutubeVor 10 Monate

    Sorry about the question, what year is this lighter?

  • Michael A
    Michael AVor 10 Monate

    6:55 I love this shot of the focus adjusting down the tube! ♥️

  • SullySadface
    SullySadfaceVor 10 Monate

    Anyone have any info on when/where these things were made? It's cool, and hilariously unsafe and old timey and I love it.

  • hnicjfc
    hnicjfcVor 10 Monate

    Hey, you should get a fishing hook remover for going straight in and grabbing stuff like the cotton.