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    What tha stuck!?

    Started by Jsmooth in Problems & Questions. Last reply by Jsmooth yesterday. 6 Replies

    So, I have a lamp that I replaced the master fluid in, I’ve used 70% h20 and 30%P.G. I coated the globe with a good 50/50 mix of SLS, poured that out, dropped the coil in, and funneled the warm wax into the globe as per usual. It looked nice and clean and ready to be awesome. I let the wax cool completely at the bottom and then funneled my h20/P.G. Mix in and the wax is sticking to the sides as if I hadn’t used anything to coat the globe. Also the wax seems reluctant to move upwards but when it…Continue

    Need to rebuild my lamp

    Started by JAMES BENINI in Collecting. Last reply by dem tortaz on Friday. 3 Replies

    IMG_2196.JPGGreetings all, I'm a newbie at this, tried to do the saltwater/one drop of dish soap trick to clean up my lamp, and this happened. At this point I think I just need to start over with new wax and liquid, but the price to do that is more than a new lamp (granted it's an import) Since this is an import lamp, what would you do? Rebuild, sell for parts, or...?…Continue


    Started by dem tortaz in Collecting on Friday. 0 Replies

    I have a 17” lava lamp I plan to redo, I ordered some surfactant from lava lab creations, typically how much of claude’s surf would I use in a lamp?


    Started by CAPTAIN SKYWALKER in Collecting. Last reply by CAPTAIN SKYWALKER on Friday. 4 Replies

    Hello Everybody,For anyone interested, here are a few pictures of the newly completed Space Shuttle (actually, it's called 'The Orbiter.)It took much longer than I expected...But I also found time to make a pair of rockets (while I'm still waiting for the aluminium spinner to finish off making my new nose cones and bases for my next six Lunar sized rockets... Watch this space.)…Continue

    Lava Wave Machine.

    Started by Bill Smith in Buy/Sell/Trade Zone on Wednesday. 0 Replies

    I am looking to buy a wave machine, the ultimate one would be Gaint Pacifica or the Atlantis model.I know these are quite rare so maybe a Caribean or the Adriatic model.They must be in good condition with everything working correctly including the wave fluid etc., becauseI live in the UK and have no way of getting them repaired if they are faulty.Hughes wave machines used to sell his "Model One" wave motion machine but it seems theyare no longer available.So if anybody has one that they would…Continue

    Black Liquid

    Started by Mina in General Goo. Last reply by Alex Jun 20. 4 Replies

    Aaaand first post! Hey! Hi!I'm new to the lava lamp scene but already quite obsessed. When I went through the Lava Library, my curiosity peaked at the promo image for the Midnight Lava Lite - the last row seems to show lamps with black liquid and green wax! So I went and I've tried to find pictures of lamps with black liquid, but to no avail and I am just dying of curiosity now to see one. Idk I can just imagine the wax occasionally emerging from the depths of the black liquid and in my mind…Continue

    Recurring Wax Seperation in Crestworth Astro

    Started by Michael Strong in Problems & Questions. Last reply by Michael Strong Jun 19. 3 Replies

    I have a vintage orange Crestworth Astro with copper base and cap. I believe it's an MK4. I don't know if it's just the age of the lamp, but the wax keeps separating. There is a lighter disc of wax that collects to the top of the lamp, and this significantly disrupts the flow of the heavier wax. I have recombined them many times now, but this time I want a permanent fix. Is there anything I can add to the wax to create a stronger wax bond, or even something in the maser fluid to prevent the…Continue

    Mottled Wax & Corrosion Issues

    Started by Mattgyver92 in Problems & Questions. Last reply by Claude J Jun 14. 3 Replies

    One of the main issues I'm trying to address with my lamp builds is the wax appearance. Maybe with the newest batch of wax that I mixed with microcrystalline for the first time, maybe it won't be as much an issue, but I'm not convinced yet.Basically, unless I power the lamp on at 100% power (40W bulb), the wax looks mottled when it reaches the flowing stage. It looks pretty awful-almost like there's little bits of wax that never quite melted and got swept up in the flow. If I keep my lamps at…Continue

    Spring replacement

    Started by Claude J in Problems & Questions. Last reply by Claude J Jun 13. 2 Replies

    Helpful Hint.if you lose the spring from the globe when restoring it, you can always use stainless steel wire mesh screen. The bigger the mesh size, the betterYou can use a stainless steel sink strainer with the chrome edge removedOr stainless steel spring discAvailable HERE:…Continue

    Blog Posts

    This is a gooey birthday shoutout for my hot lava friend (LarryLover)

    Posted by GooGhoul_ on June 9, 2022 at 7:30am 14 Comments

    CALLING ALL OOZERS AND GOOERS, do your little ol thing and wish this beautiful lava soul a happy bday…



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    What an awesome site! Glad I found it

    OozingGoo Reflection - A Decade Later

    Posted by Alex on April 12, 2022 at 8:53pm 3 Comments

    Ten years.

    It’s been ten years to the day (4/12) since I joined OozingGoo to participate in the motion lamp collecting community. I was in middle school and now…


    New (old) Aristocrat

    Posted by Jsmooth on March 21, 2022 at 4:07pm 2 Comments

    Hey you wonderful goo-loving sweeties! I just scored my first aristocrat off of ebay and am wondering if you could help me figure out a couple of things about it.

    1. Is the base rare? It seems to have a more stretched out…



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