Follow these steps to keep your IMCO working at its best.
How to light an IMCO Lighter
Depress grooved end of top with thumb.
How to pull fuel canister out while lit
To use as pipe lighter or to start a campfire, use pull out fuel chamber.
How to fill the fuel canister
Pull the fuel chamber downward, out of its casing. Hold with wick side down and pull the cap off. Slowly fill the cotton-filled fuel chamber with fluid until approximately three drops of fluid fall from the wick. Replace the cap and return the fuel chamber to its casing.
Note: After filling, if the flint wheel gets lighter fluid on it, it must be dried off, when they are wet the flint will gum up the strike wheel and will not light the wick! Remember to wipe any excess lighter fluid off of the lighter, and your hands before lighting!
How to check or change the flint
Open the lighter body (1) by pushing the tab on the bottom. Slide (2) moves out. If the flint (3) looks worn, you may try to turn it over so that the unused portion of the flint is against the striker wheel to extend its life, or replace it. (4) is room for spare flints. If the flint gets stuck, use a small needle to remove it.
How to change or adjust the wick
If it is too short, use tweezers to pull it out to about 3/8" in length. If it is too short from use, to replace it. Replace the wick by removing the cotton filling out of the fuel chamber, pulling the old wick out, then push the guide wire on the new wick through the bottom (inside) of the fuel chamber. Pull the wire through the top of the lighter. Once the wick is in place, cut off the wire, and stuff the rest of the wick into the empty chamber, then replace the cotton filling, fill with fluid replace the end cap, and place the chamber back in the lighter. Test light the lighter, if the flame is to small, carefully pull out some more wick untill you get a good size flame.
How to clean or check for cleanliness.
Check for cleanliness inside the lighter strike wheel, and the lighter casing. You may use a dry toothbrush to brush off any residue that has accumulated.