On cleaning lighters
Important: Do not confuse the real ultrasonic jewelry cleaner (ultrasonic cleaner) with cheap imitations that are not ultrasound (they are usually fairly marked on the package as a Sonic cleaner). "Sonic cleaner" is on Ebay 5-7 dollars (and in Russia 600-1000 rubles), but in fact it is a cheap toy and wait for the results of it not worth it. Vibrations generated by its engine is too small, and the water formed just big bubbles. Of course, a little something to clean it, but ... only slightly. Real jewelry cleaner is in foreign stores and Ebay from $ 40-50 and up. On the box it must be written "Ultrasonic cleaner".
My device looks like this:
That's what state fell into my hands recently one Zippo:
Of course, you can just wash the brush, but I assure you: this will have long-term snuff scrape a long time. Therefore, we put all this dirt in cleaner, pour warm water and add a few drops of mild cleansers, such as, Fairy. Instead of chemistry can also add a few spoonfuls of vinegar.
Here we go! Water almost every minute becoming dirtier and see how shit streams flow from all the cracks:
I've done a few three-minute cycles cleaner, then rinsed with warm water for a lighter and slightly paced brush - to remove the most stubborn pieces violently deposits that have not gone after the ultrasonic water treatment.
Next - drying and assembly. Voila! Everything sparkles, almost like new!