Flint & Wick Bundle

wick and flint

Includes 1 wick and 6 flints in each dispenser

Compatible with all Zippo windproof lighters

How to Replace the Flint:

Remove insert from Case

Step 1

First remove the insert from the lighter case.

unscrew the wick

Step 2

Using a small screw driver or a coin, slowly remove the spring. The spring has tension so be sure it doesn't fly away.

tap insert against hard surface

Step 3

Remove the remaining piece of flint by gently tapping the insert against a hard surface. Once it is removed, use an unfolded paper clip to remove any stubborn flint slivers or residue from the flint tube.

insert new flint

Step 4

Insert a new flint into the flint tube.

replace the flint springStep 5

Replace the flint spring and turn clockwise until tight. If the screw isn't fully tightened the lid will not close.

extra flints under felt padStep 6

After fully tightening the spring you may want to keep extra flints under the felt pad so you always have them handy for future use.

put insert back in caseStep 7

Put the insert back into the lighter case and make sure the lid can fully close. If the flint wheel binds, turn the wheel backwards a few times.

Trimming the Wick:

pull wick up with tweezers

Step 1

First, gently pull up the wick using tweezers or pliers until the clean wick appears. Pull from as far down as possible to avoid ripping the wick. 

Cut the wick with scissors

Step 2

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.

How to Replace the Wick:

Remove components

Step 1

First, remove all components from the bottom of the lighter insert; flint screw, felt pad, packing material, and the old wick. 

Insert new wick down the chimney

Step 2

To replace the wick, insert a new wick either downward through the chimney or through the bottom of the lighter insert. 

Bend wick over chimney

Step 3

Next, bend the top portion of the wick over the chimney to hold it on place during assembly.

Reinstall packaging material

Step 4

Then, carefully reinstall the packing material in the same order it was taken out. As you are reinstalling in small pieces weave the wick between the padding in an 'S' pattern.

Reinstall felt pads

Step 5

Reinstall the felt pads over the flint tube and secure it with the flint spring. Be sure the flint does not fall out during this process.

Put insert back in case

Step 6

Once your components are reinstalled put the insert back into the case and trim the wick. The lighter is ready to go.