Zippo Lighter Restoration, 24 carat gold plated Harley Davidson edition

Publicado em 6 Fev 2020
Zippo lighter restoration Harley Davidson AWESOME Gold plated 24 carat edition with amazing outcome!

This Zippo lighter is not very old. One of my fans here on BRdown 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.

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.


In this video I also describe how to change wick, fill fluid and flint on your Zippo lighter.

Please subscribe if you want to see more cool upcoming restoration projects 🙂 And DON’T FORGET TO SEE the Vietnamese army gun oil bottle restoration:

Music: From BRdown free audio library.

Thanks for watching my restoration video. See you soon and stay safe.
Best wishes, Martin.


  • In this video I restore a Harley Davidson Zippo lighter. Let me know what you think. If you want the AWESOME T-SHIRT - you can get it here ➡️: Thanks for supporting me - Best wishes Martin PS. 🙂 Don't forget to see me SEXY LADY ZIPPO :

    • Excellent my friend. Thank you my friend. I'm already subscribed to your channel.

    • It cut off before the reveal! That sucked!!

    • Oh, yes... I am do not componation and good job Brescia aquamarine... Can you do afewnat Withings about something... Tró đị.t lợn, lợn đị.t mun, mun ỉa độc... Afterwards, but this'll somebody that right all.

    • 하나사라 얼마하지도않는게

    • ら!るへるひりほらはらはらふらふらひらへらはらほへふへはほへひはへふらふひふらひらはりはへはらはらひ

  • Not gonna lie. Want that lighter now... Lol

  • doing a good job there with the Zippo lighter and all clean up has good work and all new

  • 👍🔥

  • As always, great work 👍

  • золотые руки

  • Bật ko mát tai cho lắm

  • I have a very old I believe metal car shaped lighter that I just cannot get back to work, do you do custom restorations?

  • A zipper lite went it fish it be good has new I wood say cool do a good job

  • Where is the result

    • Sorry there is a failure in the BRdowns latest edit - we are about to fix this now. The end result so be there soon again :)

  • and you just end it there?

    • Sorry David there is a failure in the BRdowns latest edit - we are about to fix this now. The end result so be there soon again :)

  • is it finish?i dont see a final touch

    • @Awesome Restorations ahhhh thank you so much you are so kind, i dont believe you are replying my comment, love from Indonesia❤️

    • Sorry Sam there is a failure in the BRdowns latest edit - we are about to fix this now. The end result so be there soon again :)

  • Insan bi sonunda yakar. Sonu saçma oldu

  • Is it just me or does the video cut before we see the final result?

  • why set the felt like that ?? its wrong side

  • 👏👏👏👏

  • I really enjoyed your video and the lightter itself it's beautiful and it's a master piece By the way I'd love to see your all restored lighters in one😅🤝 you're the best

  • Good job 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  • Abi Zippo çakmak restorasyonu neden bu kadar çok izlenmiş ki?

  • Ой ой ой, такая наверно в свое время очень даже много стоила

  • how did you attach the emblem? I'm trying to do my own Zippo lighter with official Attack on Titan pins (were one hell of expenciveness to import to the EU^^)

  • いいなあ

  • What happened? Still same, you do IT like magican, man ❤️

  • พังดิ

  • The dislikes were from bic owners.

  • This is a genuine Zippo lighter, and your skills are real.

  • 7:55. Wait, what?! 😂

  • Где новые выпуски..?

  • Mi piacerebbe sapere della collezione Zippo Cowboy.

  • I have one in the saddle bag of my Harley! You are truly talented sir. What an “awesome Restoration!! Put away in a shed and forgotten! Or kids found dads lighter, when outside to play with it and left it…dad looked and looked for it but attributed the loss to his own fault. Too many beers 🍺! Lol 😂

  • I don't know what happened to those lighters, but they all look as if they were laying at the bottom of an ocean for at least half of a century 😜

  • Cool Lighter dude! 😎Now let's go for a drink and rest!

  • С удовольствием смотрю ваши ролики вы большой молодец

  • I really enjoyed watching that video...the lighter looks awesome especially with the 24K emblem badge top work buddy 🍺😊👍

  • Give me

  • Where did you get your metric drill bit set?

  • Im assuming you couldnt send it back to zippo and get the free repair to cover this?

  • Что за кислота такая? Сильно разбавленная кровь Чужого ? 😯 А вообще было так тихо, что я думал у меня динамики на планшете умерли 🤭 Работаешь тихо. Как ниндзя!

  • Amazing work. Thanks for the video


  • سبحان الله وبحمده سبحان الله العظيم

  • Someone calling themselves DiY Master took this video of yours, edited it badly to just over 3 minutes and put it back on BRdown 7 months ago.

  • Cracking restoration. Although this video is a full restoration, in reality you could just restore the outer case and then sent it all to Zippo, under their lifetime guarantee. The insert is completely replaced, even if the lighter had just been returned for a broken hinge.

  • 回転工具を使う時は手袋を外しましょう

  • 7:54 hehe

  • respect

  • The Zippos restorations are my favorite

  • I want to have it....

  • Hey that’s my lighter!

  • Salt Bae style.... Hahaha.

  • 와 이걸 복구하다니


  • You rock man. I love every video, every restoration. Thanks for taking the time to do everything perfectly.

  • You NEVER cease to fascinate me. Your art, your abilities, your knowledge of various procedures and tricks that go together with it... a symphony for the soul, if I say so myself! I would love to have your workshop; I would love to be able to do what you do. Just for the satisfaction of creating a thing of beauty. Truly awesome.

  • Patience is the key… great job!

  • 😊👍👍🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭

  • I loved the pouch where you keep the awesomely restored lighter. 👌🏼😃

  • Wow, this was a great restoration. The gold set off the emblem perfect.

  • This is 1998

  • Maybe it went through a house fire, was flooded by fire hoses, salvaged from the wreckage, stored in a wet box for years, got bugs and mold in the cotton, rusted shut then was finally fished out, recognized as important and the rest is history?

  • بسیارعالی به نظربنده چیزهایی که هم زخمت تعمیرش زیاداست هم توبازارزیاده یعنی هنوزسازنده داره مغازه هاکم وبیش دارندبرای فروش به زحمتش نمی ارزه اماوسایلی که مدت یک قرن یانیم قرن است که سازنده نداره یاوسایلی که ازیک برنداصل ونسب داراست ارزش تعمیرداره مثلاساعت سیکواصل تعمیرکنی عالی میشه یایک پیچ گوشتی قدیمی که تعمیرکردی عالی بودحتی ریشتراش استره ولی بخواهی یک موبایل ساخت سه چهارسال پیش تعمیرکنی نگاه کردنش حوصله سربره یک پلاک قدیمی قوطی مشروب قدیمی نگاه کردن تعمیرش بسیارلذت بخشه

  • 2:31 *Tweet*

  • Probably a biker dropped the zippo when riding and never fownd It again

  • Мужик красава!!! Без балабольства.. С удовольствием смотрю ролики с его участием.

  • 완전 잘 복원시켰는데 왜이렇게 반대가 많지.. 이유가 궁금하구만..

  • Amazing....👍👍👍

  • Did you reuse the sand after the tumbling ? Sorry 1 year late... but still watching your video till now... still cant finish it🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

  • 7:54 I thought it was actually making that sound lol😂

  • Hi, your video is pretty better than normal ASMR video :) Thanks for your professional skill

    • Thanks for watching and for your kind words I really appreciate it 👍😉

  • С такой зажигалкой и курить придется начать)

  • Kau sangat hebat dalam memperbaiki nya:)

  • Очень круто, респект мастеру, только русские субтитры раньше, почему то пишутся

  • I didn't think it was Possible, The Zippo Looks Beautiful. This guy is a Master Craftsman. Nice video, and Amen 👍

  • These videos are awesome. Popped up in my recommendations and now I can’t stop watching. It’s crazy how you make them new again basically, really cool🤙🏻

  • NOICE!

  • I’ve been wondering if real people actually dislike videos like this.

  • 7:54 OH, YEAH!!!

  • I love seeing the comments. Different languages, but we all love watching what you do! Thank you for sharing!

  • You always do a masterful job and I think someone lost it just my guess

  • Who in the hell is hitting dislike?

  • So satisfying to watch 🤓

  • 저런일을 할수있는 손과 머리가 부럽다아

  • what is the cost of this zippo, if not a secret?

  • Metal detector find or found in water?

  • Always chit-chat....I love 💘that.......

  • You are a true master of your craft and I love watching your videos. Also, thank you so much for providing something that my one year old daughter loves to watch, it’s the only thing that calms her down at the end of the day!

    • Hi Jay, thanks a lot for your comment - I'm really glad to hear that your daughter loves my videos :)

  • Masterpiece! 🔥

  • Enthralling! 🙂

  • Well another job well done bro. I'm amazed on how you can take something that is basically ruined and make it look brand new again. 👍👍

  • I'm a fan of this channel 🤝👏👍

  • めちゃくちゃ男のロマンが詰まった動画

  • 도금하는거에서 놀랐습니다 할줄아는게 많은 능력자시네요 잘 보고 갑니다

  • Megusta este canal

  • Me gusta la restauracion zipppo

  • Arrechisimo!!!!

  • Its like going to the dentist 🦷 for lighters.

  • 쉬벌 어케함겨

  • Вы очень многому меня научили в хорошем смысле этого слова теория была но не знал как применить на практике и ещё мне приятно что вы не коментируете а простт и доходчиво и наглядно показываете умный поймет дурак никогда

  • 🔥👍