QUEUE & SIGARETTA Lighters
If your Queue or Sigaretta lighter is having trouble lighting it is time for a little loving care and maintenance.
Step 1. FLINT
When removing the wheel unit. DO NOT twist when removing the unit, rather pull straight out.
Check the flint! The flint should be changed as soon as the flint is about 1/3 of the original size as the spring in the flint assembly will not have enough power to push the flint against the flint wheel resulting in the wick not catching alight. Also, make sure that the screw at the bottom of the flint assembly is tightly closed. This makes sure that the spring has maximum power in pushing the flint onto the flint wheel. Once you have replaced the flint and made sure that the flint assembly cap is tight replace the flint assembly unit into the top of the lighter with the red spot facing towards you. Remember that flints are consumables and need replacing at regular intervals!
Step 2. WICK
Make sure that there is sufficient wick protruding from the top of the lighter. We suggest between 3.5mm to 4mm of wick. If not using a pair of pliers grasp the wick and pull slowly until the desired length is obtained. Cut the blacked wick with a pair of nail clips or something similar.
Step 3. LIGHTER FLUID
Make sure that there is sufficient lighter fluid in the lighter. Unscrew the cap at the bottom of the lighter. If the cotton wadding appears white add a small amount of lighter fluid and stop then repeat this process until the cotton wadding has a slight grey appearance. This indicates that it has sufficient fluid. Replace the screw. Keeping sufficient fuel in the lighter will help the life span of the wick as it will burn fuel instead of the wick!
After filling, wipe lighter and hands dry before igniting.
Step 4. CLEANING
Make sure that the flint wheel is free of debris. This can be done by using a small brush to clean the wheel. An old tooth brush works well for this purpose!
Your Queue or Sigaretta lighter should be ready!