zippo fuel

Submitted: Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 20:42
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Hi
i was wondering if anyone knows what zippo fuel is. As the little containers that u buy are small and expensive.
CHEERS MATT
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Reply By: Dave198 - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 20:55

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 20:55
G'day Mattie,
just happen to have a can here and is states on thee can that it is
'petroleum distillate-naptha'.
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Follow Up By: mattie - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 21:06

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 21:06
Hi Dave
thanks for your reply, where did u purchase this product from.

Mattie
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Follow Up By: Leg End - Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 03:10

Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 03:10
Mattie
How many lighters do you have??
L E
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Reply By: Dave198 - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 21:15

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 21:15
From a camping store Mattie
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Reply By: GQ_WA - Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 00:57

Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 00:57
..... years ago when i was a seafarer i went to Russia.... Zippo lighter is very popular over there (if they can get their hands on one that is) where you can barter trade it.... so i asked why is it popular and apparently KEROSENE is available cheaply.
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Reply By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 07:36

Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 07:36
Try Shellite.

It's been used in lighters for years.

Cheers,

Jim.
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 08:24

Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 08:24
Matt

Give Jimbo a lolly ... shellite is the answer.

Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 09:13

Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 09:13
Zippo lighter fuel is a propane-butane mixture...

Zippo fuel MSDS
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Reply By: Member - Cocka - Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 10:04

Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 10:04
Mattie, not sure what you are using it for, but if it's for a fuel stove some also use a product know as "white spirits" usually available through your local hardware store, not really recommended though. Zippo and Shellite are brand names for this similar but different product.

Check these:

http://members.iinet.net.au/~mbuckler/fuel/index.shtml#whitespiritgas

http://members.iinet.net.au/~mbuckler/fuel/index.shtml
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Reply By: BenSpoon - Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 14:05

Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 14:05
Its handy for more things than just lighters- We were having a bbq and the power went out. Filled a small metal egg-cup with zippo fluid and set it alight. The flame burnt only on the top of the fluid, and kept going for bloody ages, protected from wind by the sides of the cup. It lit the verandah enough that just 2 of these flaming cups sorted the cooking and eating lighting. Handy stuff.
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Reply By: ToyMotor - Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 10:54

Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 10:54
We used to call it clear petrol - you can buy it as shellite, coleman fuel, or lighter fluid, (in ascending order of price).

It's basically low-octane petrol without too many additives, you could use unleaded instead, like you do in a coleman stove.

Cheers
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Reply By: mattie - Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 21:12

Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 21:12
thanks to everyone who answered, it looks like i will try some shellite!!!

Cheers MATTIE
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Follow Up By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 21:13

Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 21:13
When do I get my lolly? LOL
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