Zippo’s genuine wick will keep your windproof lighter working at optimum performance. Comes in a sealed packaged.
First, gently pull up the wick using tweezers or pliers until the clean wick appears. Pull from as far down as possible to avoid ripping the wick.
Using scissors or wire cutters trim the wick. This should be performed once or twice per year for optimal performance. After 2-3 trimmings the wick should be replaced.