Product care

Lighters

S.T. Dupont lighters are crafted by our artisans with the utmost care.

We recommend following these care tips to maintain their shine and performance over time:

  • Clean all surfaces with a soft cloth. Do not use solvent-based products.
  • For silver-coated surfaces, use a silver polishing cloth, which can be found in specialist shops.

Silver is a precious material that may show signs of oxidation over time. This natural process can be heightened if your lighter stays in prolonged contact with leather or rubber.

  • Clean lacquered surfaces as you would eyeglass lenses; fog them up, and wipe with a soft cloth.

Lacquer is almost completely acid-proof. Exceptionally sturdy, it is particularly resistant to shocks, scratches, friction and water.

Pens

S.T. Dupont’s writing instruments are crafted by our artisans with the utmost care.

We recommend following these care tips to maintain their shine and performance over time:

  • Clean all surfaces with a soft cloth. Do not use solvent-based products.
  • For silver-coated surfaces, use a silver polishing cloth, which can be found in specialist shops.

Silver is a precious material that may show signs of oxidation over time. This natural process can be heightened if your pen remains in prolonged contact with leather or rubber.

  • We recommend using S.T. Dupont cartridges for fountain pens. Regularly clean the nib feed. Use the piston converter to flush the capillary filling system with cold water, repeating the process until the water comes out clean. To avoid potential leakage during air travel, place a new cartridge or full converter in the pen and store the nib upward.

Leather goods

The Maison S.T. Dupont uses leathers from the best tanneries. Their refinement and naturally occurring touches (veins, wrinkles, grain, etc.) are a mark of authenticity for our items.

To ensure that your product remains exquisite over time, we recommend following the care tips:

  • Avoid prolonged exposure to light, heat and humidity. In addition, exposure to the sun should be minimised. Keep the product away from any heat or humidity source that could degrade the material (radiators, rain, etc.)
  • Avoid contact with oily substances, makeup products and solvents.
  • Do not use polish, soap-based or waterproof cleaning products. In case of contact with these products, wipe gently with a soft, light-coloured cloth.
  • Take care not to scratch or rub your product against abrasive surfaces.
  • Avoid any prolonged contact with materials that may transfer pigment to your product, particularly light-coloured leather goods.
  • The lining of our products is distinctive and processed to keep colour pigments stable. However, there is still a risk of dye migration.
  • When not in use, store your product in the protective cover provided at the time of purchase.

Specific care instructions:

In case of stains or dirt, delicately dab your product with a soft, dry and light-coloured cloth.

In case of contact with water, dry your product with a soft, absorbent and light-coloured cloth. Do not use soap- or solvent-based products.

Textile lining: In case of stains, gently wipe your product with a soft, light-coloured cloth slightly dampened with soapy water (use a mild soap). Do not use solvent-type products.

Please note that the kit is no longer sold to end clients.

Accessories

S.T. Dupont’s accessories are crafted by our artisans with the utmost care.

We recommend following these care tips to maintain their shine over time:

  • Clean all surfaces with a soft cloth. Solvent-based products should not be used.
  • Clean lacquered surfaces as you would eyeglass lenses; fog them up, and wipe with a soft cloth.

Lacquer is almost completely acid-proof. Exceptionally sturdy, it is particularly resistant to shocks, scratches, friction and water.

  • For surfaces upholstered in leather, use a soft, light-coloured cotton cloth that is slightly damp. Do not use polish, soap-based or waterproof cleaning products.

Cigar accessories and ashtrays

S.T. Dupont’s accessories are crafted by our artisans with the utmost care.

We recommend following these care tips to maintain their shine over time:

  • Clean all surfaces with a soft cloth. Do not use solvent-based products.
  • We strongly advise not putting ashtrays in the dishwasher; this could damage them.
  • Sharpening the blades of our cigar cutters is not recommended.
  • Clean lacquered surfaces as you would eyeglass lenses; fog them up, and wipe with a soft cloth.

Lacquer is almost completely acid-proof. It is particularly resistant to shocks, scratches, friction, and water.

For leather cigar accessories, follow the same guidelines for leather bags.