Starting to Get Obsessed
- Feb 22, 2020
Hey, how's it going?Good to see you here. You did three repairs for me a year ago. They're still working like a charm!
Yeah! Amazing work. I'm still using the gas adapter you made too. Once back in 1995 (I think) I sent the monogrammed one to an "official" S.T. Dupont repair. I can't remember how much I paid back then but I can tell you when it came back to me it was in exactly the same shape as it left. They did nothing to the lid. Yours was a complete tear-down and refurbish from top to bottom.@greeneyes I found some pics of yours during the lid stop pad upgrade:
Left is upgraded, right is not.
Here they are again below, but the right (now middle) one has also been upgraded.
I don't have pics of the one on the right after upgrade, but it more or less matched the other two afterwards. =)
I bought two of mine as non-working "for parts only" lighters for ~$10 each in the hopes that I'd find someone to fix them for an affordable rate (or learn to fix them myself). Altogether each cost less than half of the cheapest Corona Old Boy lighter.Ya I’ll admit mine is a knock off that was $25 on fleabay, but it works. I have a hard time justifying buying a fancy lighter when the end is nye! Tobacco apocalypse is upon us!!!!! Hoard, hoard, hoard... ?
Thanks! If I had to guess, I'd say it's flat black enamel paint, all done at the factory. I had to touch it up a bit since some of it disappeared during my refresh, & I used what I had on hand, some flat black water-based acrylic as a temporary solution, but it seems to be sticking well enough to be at least semi-permanent.Nice!!! I wonder if that's black lacquer...
Cool, feel free to post pics of yours here in the owners club!...an old Dupont that I picked up..., a Shaman 2, Opus X Fuente 2 (older black one), and a paladium lines 2.
I need a pipe flame Dupont! Very nice. Been looking for one. I was thinking of having one of my Line 2's converted, but I had a bad experience with an authorized repair shop a few years ago.
Most of the non-threaded metal adapters won't work with L2, despite being listed as such. Unless you got the cone-shaped one & also have another plastic adapter to fit that to your can tightly, it's going to leak when filling.My old screw in adaptor seems to be finally failing (gas goes everywhere but into the lighter) and the replacement I bought (does not screw in) does not seem to work.
Thank you!! -Thought I would never get those questions answered as it's hard to find knowledgeable Dupont people.
I'll probably just buy an older working angled Dupont and have you overhaul it. Still enjoy cigars with friends so I use them for that. Any opinions on Line D's? Never owned one. Thanks again.
Nice, nice! Those L2 table lighters with no lid-pins are tricky to work on.What a great thread--thank you, EA-6B! Your meticulous repair/restoration work looks terrific. My own ligne 1 large Duponts are all daily workhorses which have worked reliably for years (although my D57--shown open--definitely needs new seals to fix a slow leak). View attachment 49023
I doubt I'll ever buy one brand-new at retail, but there's good value out there if you know what to avoid on the pre-owned market. I got tired of spending nearly as much, but not getting nearly as much, in terms of other brands. Although right now, Covid has made it tougher to find deals. The "ping" is an L2 thing, the L1s usually make more of a brass "klink" sound when opening. Still pleasing, & the ease of the L1 on-the-fly one-handed flame adjustment more than makes up for it in my book.I could never bring myself to buy one, but love that ping!