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Old 01-20-2013, 04:07 AM   #1
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Colored flame lighter(Zippo) ?

I cant think of a better forum to post this in, I figure some one around here might have an answer.

I have a standard zippo lighter. I want to make the flame green or blue, I know using chemicals like barium chloride, can change the color of fire, but, can I do the same thing with a standard zippo lighter with a wick and standard lighter fluid, like can i mix in some barium chloride powder into normal lighter fluid and get the result I'm looking for? If not, how else might I do this? (note, i have no interest in jet lighters or using leds.)
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:25 AM   #2
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just for future reference..

id like to know as well so i can do the same!
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:48 AM   #3
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Copper will change the flame different colors but really why do you even want to do that? Smoking isn't healthy in the first place and I wouldn't want to know what some kind of chemical could do to you just to make a lighter look cool.
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I'm 26, I dont smoke any thing, I dont even drink, I just like to experiment with things and some times the pyro wants to try new stuff.
Regardless of what I do with my life, I wasn't asking for health advice or advice on what people think is cool.

This is a thread about learning how to change the color of a lighter's flame and what direct effects would come from that and only that, nothing else. (I am making a point of saying this as I do not need this thread getting side tracked into debates that have nothing to do the topic at hand.)

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Old 01-20-2013, 05:04 AM   #5
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:20 AM   #6
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yeah a small copper rod u stick by the wick will make the flame green.

you can also get jet lighter inserts for your zippos (it will have a blue jet flame obviously). google z plus insert (useful to have anyway, u can just swap it out when you dont need it).

i used to be a mega pyro too. i have a billion zippos.

lol i remember as a little kid i'd find lighters and just walk around the street lighting anything that could be lit on fire... on fire. pretty stupid now that i think of it. luckily no houses burnt down. hahaha

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I've had a green lighter before, more of a novelty item than anything.

Generally the color changing compound is put on the wick/filament(it's not the copper that changes the color, it's compound.), and I've never heard of mixing chemicals into the fluid before.

Mind you, the colored flame doesn't appear instantly, it takes a couple of seconds to heat up the compound to change the color.
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:23 PM   #8
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Everytime I owned a lighter which shoots out blue or green fire... doesn't last over a month either the thing itself breaks or i lose it .
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