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Old 10-16-2008, 04:05 PM   #1
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A few weeks ago I decided to customize my trusty Ronson JetLite

The tools: small screwdriver, paint, and the lighter



The Paint:



The Sandpaper:



Then just sanded it down:





After I sanded it down, I wiped it off:



Then I took it apart to paint the separate pieces so it wouldn't stick together when painting it, also taped the tank and other vital parts using duct tape (the only tape I had lol):



Gave it 2-3 coats and let it dry for approx 48 hours. Pieced it all back together. Holds up pretty well except where the lid contacts the body on the back. Taken it with me on a few herfs and it rides with me in the car and still looks really good. The textured surface looks really cool too. The pics don't really do it justice:



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Old 10-16-2008, 04:16 PM   #2
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Looks pretty classy! Nice job.
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Old 10-16-2008, 04:26 PM   #3
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looks even better in person
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Old 10-16-2008, 04:41 PM   #4
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That's sweet looking, I am going to have to try that.
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Old 10-16-2008, 04:42 PM   #5
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I like the look!

I would be interested in hearing about the durability of the finish ater you use it for a while.
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:28 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. I'll let ya know how it holds up. So far so good
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Old 10-17-2008, 04:43 AM   #7
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I want one with a flame job! Nice work
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Old 10-17-2008, 04:46 AM   #8
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Nice!
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:06 AM   #9
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well done!
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:23 AM   #10
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Nice work Dave
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:00 AM   #11
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Very nice! Something to keep me busy this weekend...
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:05 AM   #12
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That's too cool. Very imaginative indeed. (And excellent pics, thanx.)
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:09 AM   #13
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Damn that looks pretty good! I love my Ronson's, so I may have to do a Scarlet and Gray one. I'll post pics when I decide to do it! Thanks for the idea!
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:17 AM   #14
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Very cool. I may need to try painting one bright yellow or orange to help me from leaving them in the golf cart. I lost another one this week.
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Old 10-17-2008, 09:05 PM   #15
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Great job! I might have to try that
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Old 10-17-2008, 10:33 PM   #16
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That is awesome! I love my Ronson like no other. I can't wait to try this.
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Old 10-18-2008, 06:13 AM   #17
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That wasn't the paint that I originally had in mind, but it worked out and I REALLY like it
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Old 10-18-2008, 07:38 AM   #18
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how bout some von dutch detailing?
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Neat Idea!
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Pimp my lighter? Overhaul light? American lighter? looks good and its unique.
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