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How to refill Zippo lighter fluid (Easiest way)

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How to refill Zippo lighter fluid (Easiest way)

Maybe you assume that filling a Zippo Lighter fluid is tough, but after reading this article you will get to know- It’s Super Easy, the time required is only 10-12 min. Either if it’s a brand new Zippo (it comes without fuel and we have to Fill it) or you are Refilling your Zippo as someone on the first time did this for you and it’s gifted or something like that; whatever the reason of your search is, it will be completely clear in this brief article.

First of all, you will need the premium Zippo Lighter Fluid. Below is the authentic link for Zippo fluid:

Zippo Lighter fluid


How and when you know that it’s time to refill your Zippo?

The wicks are not designed to burn, so when the wick starts burning, then it’s an indication that it’s time to refill. and obviously, the new ones should be filled before use. Now let’s follow this process before lighting up a cigarette, joint, or pipe and before camping or trekking.

Step 1: Remove the inside unit from the case.

Remove the inside unit

Step 2: Turn the felt pad over and lift it up (it reads- ‘LIFT TO FUEL’) by placing a needle nose or an unfolded tool in the tiny hole if the pad is hard, Now you will see the packing material in the fuel chamber.

Turn the felt pad

Step 3: Slowly saturate the packing material by squeezing the lighter fluid Can for about 5 seconds. Then wait for a couple of seconds, then repeat filling again. Stop filling when the fuel reaches the top of the packing or begins to change color. Do not overfill, if overfilled, the lighter will leak fuel. Avoid getting fluid on the skin as it is a skin irritant.

squeezing the lighter fluid

Tip: Try to fill the inside unit by putting it upside down in the case so that the fuel doesn’t create a mess.

Step 4: Now close the felt pad gently to its normal position. It’s definitely best to not light up the lighter when it’s outside of the case to even check it also.

Step 5: After filling/ refilling, insert the inside unit into the case making sure to wipe any excess fluid from the lighter and your hands before igniting the lighter. Let the Zippo sit and absorb the fluid for 1-2 minutes. While waiting, wash your hands.

insert the inside unit into the case

Step 6: Now strike the flip wheel in an upward (opposite) direction a couple of times, then roll it downwards and here it goes, your lighter is ready for use.

lighter is ready for use

Tip: Repeat this refilling process every week on Sunday (or as needed according to your use) as a household ritual to not run out of flame when needed.


  • If you are planning to keep it in your pocket, I suggest keeping it bottom down.
  • Zippo Lighter fluid will evaporate when not in use also, so be sure to always keep the lid closed.
  • Do the following things away from any source of fire or flame

Congratulations! Now your Zippo is ready to fire and again you feel like a complete man.!!!

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Shadab Khan
Shadab Khan
Shadab Khan is a Trainer of Retail, CRM, Soft Skills and worked in the Marketing sector. He has been an expert in using many Products and can easily explain the experience briefly. He has also worked as a Fashion Model; provide various high-end & valuable Freelance Services.

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