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Corncobcon

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PostSubject: Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper?   Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper? EmptyWed Jan 16, 2019 9:33 pm

I am having trouble finding Zippo lighter fluid in town. †Walmart has been out for several weeks. Today I checked again, looked at the price card on the shelf where it is supposed to be and realized it was for butane! †Several other places I looked at either don't carry it or are out. †I finally found some Clipper brand lighter fluid at Casey's. †I hope this is good enough for my Zippo pipe lighter. †Has anyone used the Clipper brand?


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PostSubject: Re: Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper?   Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper? EmptyWed Jan 16, 2019 10:04 pm

Clipper makes lighters, I think in England, that are fantastic. †Even if their Naphtha is any different it should still be very good. †Itís like asking if fir or pine is better for a campfire. A zippo is not a rocket engine so youíll be OK eiither way.

If you really want zippo Amazon has it by the 50 gal drum (and smaller).

https://www.amazon.com/Zippo-Lighter-Fluid-12-oz/dp/B000K2U3JG/ref=sr_1_2?rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1547690536&sr=8-2&keywords=Zippo+fluid&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011

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PostSubject: Re: Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper?   Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper? EmptyThu Jan 17, 2019 1:49 pm

yeah, folks around me have Ronson. Had to order from Amazon to get Zippo fluid.
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PostSubject: Re: Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper?   Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper? EmptyThu Jan 17, 2019 5:31 pm

I bought a gallon container of Walmart "White Gas Camp Fuel." I have a small funnel and refill the Zippo or Ronsonol containers after prying the tops carefully off. The camp fuel has worked splendidly for me. It will take a while to go through the gallon.
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PostSubject: Re: Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper?   Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper? EmptyThu Jan 17, 2019 5:45 pm

Naptha is naptha. You can buy it as pure paint thinner if you carefully inspect the label. Nothing at all proprietary about it. Butane, on the other hand...
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PostSubject: Re: Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper?   Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper? EmptyThu Jan 17, 2019 6:01 pm

Zanaspus wrote:
Naptha is naptha. You can buy it as pure paint thinner if you carefully inspect the label. Nothing at all proprietary about it. Butane, on the other hand...

This was my thinking. I will say I found Zippo fluid cans back in the camping section. You might be able to order the cans and pick them up at the store if the Zippo brand is important.
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper?   Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper? EmptyFri Jan 18, 2019 5:36 pm

I get naphtha for under 20 bucks a gallon at Home Depot for lots of uses, and refill a Ronson lighter fluid squeeze bottle to store and pour for my zippos and Nimrod.
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PostSubject: Re: Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper?   Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper? EmptyFri Jan 18, 2019 6:56 pm

Ozark Wizard wrote:
I get naphtha for under 20 bucks a gallon at Home Depot for lots of uses, and refill a Ronson lighter fluid squeeze bottle to store and pour for my zippos and Nimrod.


Yeah...$5/qt...$20/gal...thatís pretty standard I think, although some places REALLY overcharge for it. I've seen it for close to $150 a gallon in some stores. God bless America.

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PostSubject: Re: Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper?   Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper? EmptyFri Jan 18, 2019 7:10 pm

This is what I have been using LINK

The can says it contains naphtha and rust inhibitors.
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PostSubject: Re: Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper?   Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper? EmptyFri Jan 18, 2019 7:30 pm

Fr_Tom wrote:
This is what I have been using †LINK

The can says it contains naphtha and rust inhibitors.


Yup. Same stuff. Take ya a LONG time to go through even a quart just using it in a zippo.

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PostSubject: Re: Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper?   Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper? EmptyFri Jan 18, 2019 7:49 pm

So I love the smell of zippo fluid, do they all smell the same?
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PostSubject: Re: Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper?   Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper? EmptyFri Jan 18, 2019 7:57 pm

D.L.Ruth wrote:
So I love the smell of zippo fluid, do they all smell the same?

Naptha is naptha.
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PostSubject: Re: Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper?   Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper? EmptyFri Jan 18, 2019 9:31 pm

Once I'm done with this can of Clipper fuel, I might go the Walmart camp fuel route. Thanks for all the info, guys.
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PostSubject: Re: Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper?   Lighter fluid, Zippo or Clipper? EmptySat Jan 26, 2019 1:44 am

Yup naptha is naptha. I have been used bbq lighter fluid with no issues and no off flavors either. Lots of good cheaper substitutes out there if you look.

Jim
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