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Picture of Pyro Lighter design, the Zippo from Xmen II
This is for anyone who has seen Xmen II and really wanted the cool Pyro lighter. But Zippo inc. refuse to produce replicas and won't let anyone else make them. But they can't stop you doing it yourself (as long as you don't sell them)

Step 1: Materials

I've seen people try to paint the design on but I use sheets of signmaiking vinyl. Normally you see this stuff in big rolls, but you can get it in A4 sheets if you look on eBay. For this you need 3 colours Black Red and White.
Also you will need a plain zippo lighter. 2nd hand zippos are cheap off ebay or a non zippo brand lighter will do.
you will also need : lighter fluid, scalpel)
me5003537 months ago
can you email me the template my email is


NegroJ made it!4 years ago

FINALLY! I made it!

That Zippo stayed one year in my desk waiting to be so awesome :v

bioerx made it!5 years ago

I made it a few years ago, the bad thing, the vynil get off to I use some fire to make it stronger (no it doesnt melt 'cause the metal get the heat and the glue just dry. awesome instructable :D

jojoojoojo el encendedor de pyro xD ñoñociosis xD.jpg
weres the eyes and gills!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
themaniacme8 years ago
could u tell me what colours you use please
really dude you cant read?
A trick people use to put graphics on dirtbike plastics is to first spray windex on the surface -- then you can move the vinyl around and remove bubbles and once the windex drys, the adhesive sticks.
I didn't know that, I'll probably use that sometime.
madmanmoe64 (author)  AnarchistAsian9 years ago
I recently used that technique when I was doing some graphics for my friends rally car. It works best on large stickers, but I don't think it would work for small things. Worth a try tho
hackernike9 years ago
also is vinyl thin or thick? would you feel it while holding it how easy does it come off would it come off if I where rubing my fingers on it hard from trcks
madmanmoe64 (author)  hackernike9 years ago
it is fairly thin, but you can feel the edges easily when you run you finger over it. Rubbing it lots would make the stickers peel and degrade faster. But this particular design isn't in any of the places that you need to touch whilst doing tricks so that shouldn't be a problem.
hackernike9 years ago
what type of and or paint would I use for a shiny zippo?
madmanmoe64 (author)  hackernike9 years ago
Enamel paints are best for metal and will stick to almost any surface because they are spirit based.
smuggler1419 years ago
can u email me the paper for the cut out and stuff they wount let me sine up beacuse i am in germany
so yeah
it is
madmanmoe64 (author)  smuggler1419 years ago
 k, I've sent it.
P.Y.R.O.9 years ago
sweeeeet  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

would paint last longer then vinyl??? if so how much longer???
madmanmoe64 (author)  P.Y.R.O.9 years ago
Depends on the sort of paint. Enamel would be best. But it would slowly chip off and if you had keys or something in your pocket it would get scratched.

Both would probably last equally as long. But they way in which they degrade over time would be different (paint would chip and scratch, vinyl would begin to peel at edges)

Also I have no idea what the effect of repeatedly exposing the paint to heat would be.
1 more thing.....after the paint/final has died and needs to be removed u can just redo thed desighn right
madmanmoe64 (author)  P.Y.R.O.9 years ago
 To replace the vinyl is easy. Just peel it off and get rid of any sticky marks using lighter fluid (or similar).

To redo a paint job you would have to sand back / chip off any remaining paint. Then cleaning with white spirit before re-painting.
k thanks
P.Y.R.O.9 years ago
would paint last longer? if so how much longer
madmanmoe64 (author)  P.Y.R.O.9 years ago
No I don't think it would last any longer.
manuquin9 years ago
someone can put a link where i can buy the vinils? Thanks
madmanmoe64 (author)  manuquin9 years ago
Tony starks10 years ago
where did u get the sharkface picture from
madmanmoe64 (author)  Tony starks10 years ago
The picture in the intro? Is a picture of a replica. I found it on google images.
akirakun999310 years ago
where are the eye and gill cutouts?
madmanmoe64 (author)  akirakun999310 years ago
They are so small that I found it impossible to follow a guide. The gills and eyes are best done with scissors , just judge it by eye
Rotten Cheese10 years ago
There are no gill, eye, and nose cutouts in the picture. How do we make them?
nevermind i read the directions :)
Sicklycrypsis10 years ago
Cut outs are too big by a fair margin. I used it on a genuine Zippo and it printed out too big by miles. So scale down a wee bit b4 cutting out. Although I could be missing something maybe?
madmanmoe64 (author)  Sicklycrypsis10 years ago
I printed these straight off of publisher, it's entirely possible that somewhere along the line they have changed from their original scale.
Sicklycrypsis10 years ago
Download the original file and rescale it in Irfanview to like 70% and it looks like the right size. Still a great instructable, can't wait to finish it! :D
Wolf Seril11 years ago
Thats cool. I wish the pictures were better.
madmanmoe64 (author)  Wolf Seril11 years ago
sorry bout that, i took these a while ago and they were done on a web cam.
LinuxH4x0r11 years ago
Nice! How does the vinyl hold up in high temperatures?
madmanmoe64 (author)  LinuxH4x0r11 years ago
if you put the vinyl in an open flame it will burn, but you can leave a zippo lit for ages and the vinyl won't , like melt off or anything. This stuff is meant for outdoor signs and is weatherproof.
Wow, it looks really good!
frag_bomb11 years ago
I've done this before on a cheap zippo copy with an iron on t-shirt transfer , just print what you want and iron it it on looks just as good
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