Wow, a post from Yakko that sorta makes sense. I'm marking this day on the calender.
A zippo uses lighter fluid. The butane while it is a liquid in the can will turn to a gas as soon as the pressure is released.
So, the answer is no, you cannot use pressurized butane to refill a normal zippo lighter.
There are butane zippo lighters, and then the answer is yes you can.
Zippo no longer makes butane lighters. Zippo butane lighters were made from the mid 80's to the mid 90's, however, they have been discontinued from the product line.
Remove the inside unit from the case. Lift the corner of the felt pad on the bottom of the insert to reveal the packing material in the fuel chamber. Saturate the packing with Zippo lighter fluid. Fill slowly, taking care to never overfill. Avoid getting the lighter fluid on your skin as it can be a skin irritant. If contact with skin does occur, wash the effected area with mild soap and water.
Insert the inside unit back into the case, making sure to wipe the lighter and your hands dry before igniting. Be sure the fuel can is closed and there is no spilled fuel in the vicinity before igniting. This is a flammable fluid.
If the Zippo lighter is kept in your pocket, Zippo suggests that it be placed bottom down, especially when first re-fueled.
I suggest filling it at night and leaving it alone till next morning, that lighter fluid will burn the hell out of you. I put one in a shirt pocket after refilling, ONCE.
So, while we're on the subject, is there any online place that sells Zippos for cheap? I know they're available locally all over the place but they're all at retail prices, for the most part. Plus, I like not getting up from the ol' chair.
For a zippo blu its recommended you use only zippo butane, although the choice is yours. But the new zippo butane line of lighters are made with such tight tolerances if you use a dirty gas, like the ones with multiple tips, youll ruin the lighter before the can is empty.
You can use the white tip if you'd like too but you can also use no tip. Just make sure you open the lid and depress the wheel flint to refill. Hold for ten seconds like that. Close the lid and do for ten seconds again.