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Old 11-18-2006, 06:27 PM
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ORIGINAL: asmund

use 30% nitro and at least 24% oil to ensure reliable and powerful lighting, the extra oil will lube and cool the zippo and make sure it doesn`t seize. Happy smoking[sm=bananahead.gif]
asmund,
It sounds like you're already suffering from the lack of daylight, what are you going to be like when we bottom out at winter solstice?? Scary thought
Only kidding, how far are you from the Arctic circle?
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Old 11-19-2006, 03:07 AM
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yeah, not much daylight around here now, flying can only be done between 11-15 o`clock (were it not for the wind and rain). I am about a 10 hour drive from the Arctic circle. I am just sitting here in the dark trying to be funny
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Old 12-16-2006, 12:21 PM
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Rosonol lighter fluid is composed of mainly one ingredient...Naphtha.

It can be purchased by the quart or the gallon at any good hardware store - it says "NAPHTHA" right on the can.

As far as using rc fuel in a Zippo lighter - within an hour of filling it you will have evaporated all of the nitro and left with primarily a mix of Methanol and Oil, then a day after that you will be left with simply Oil in the wicking.

The next refill will only dilute the Oil, until all your left with is a runny, oily lighter that stinks like Castor.
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Old 12-16-2006, 02:09 PM
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I just wonder, why not just use Zippo lighter fuel? It`s not like you use it by the gallons or???? Heavy smoker??
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Old 12-20-2006, 08:52 AM
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As far as using rc fuel in a Zippo lighter - within an hour of filling it you will have evaporated all of the nitro and left with primarily a mix of Methanol and Oil, then a day after that you will be left with simply Oil in the wicking.
When fuel is left open, the methanol evaporates first. But even methanol evaporates slower than naptha. Look up the flashpoints and vapor pressures instead of making assumptions.
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can you spray perfume in the zippo for fule?...
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