How do I tell what year my Zippo is?

How do I tell what year my Zippo is?

The current date code system uses a letter and two-digit number to identify the month and year of manufacture.

  1. Letters A thru L represent the month (A for January, B for February, etc.)
  2. The two digits correspond to the year it was made – 14 for 2014.

What to do when you first get a Zippo?

Make sure your lighter has fluid and a flint.

  1. Buy a can of Zippo lighter fluid. Make sure its liquid and not an aerosol.
  2. Remove the lighter and cotton by holding the lighter casing and pulling out by the chimney. ...
  3. Let the cotton soak for a minute, then replace the chimney back in its casing.

Can you use cotton balls in a Zippo?

Yes, you can. It may take up to 4-5 typical cotton balls, depending on the lighter's model size. Repack in small wads similar to those you removed. Don't forget to redo it all, including the wick configuration, as close to factory method as possible.

Why is zippo stuck?

If the flint wheel is stuck, your flint is most likely used up, and the wheel is striking the follower, causing a jam. If that's the case, remove the flint screw, tap the open tube lightly on a hard surface to clear any remnants of flint, then put a new flint in the tube and reassemble.

What does the letter on a Zippo mean?

After July 1986, Zippo began including a date code on all lighters showing the month and year of production. On the left of the underside was stamped a letter A–L, denoting the month (A = January, B = February, C = March, etc.). On the right was a Roman numeral which denoted the year, beginning with II in 1986.

Are old Zippo lighters worth money?

Many Zippo lighters can be considered collectibles, due to the fact that they're worth more than they were originally sold for.

Do you have to replace Zippo Wick?

Pull from as far down as possible to avoid ripping the wick. Using scissors or wire cutters trim the wick. This should be performed once or twice per year for optimal performance. After 2-3 trimmings the wick should be replaced.