These are 52oz lamps, red/green, blue/blue & white/yellow
Ok, you win Lamphead :)
WOW!! I was all smitten with my 3 grandes, and then Lamp comes in... AWESOME looking lamps by all!! I'm thinking a Blue Liquid / Purple Lava Grande for the next one!!
No kidding. Was just coming to post one word... SHOWOFF!!!
Ok, you win Lamphead :)
I'm not far behind you in age Jim, and these are arts and crafts for us big boys;-)
And soon Rick will take this thread to 5 pages, Dr. What to 8. My latest two creations are a 32 oz. blue/blue for my MIL, a 52 oz. purple/purple for my Mom. Yes, I will be 40 in a couple of weeks and YES I still do crafts for Christmas like an 8 year old. Our Moms are getting finger paintings too.
Have started coloring the lava and will color the liquid last once the lava color is just right.
The pic of the Clear/Blue in this thread, is what the blue has turned into, and still looks the same after a month or so. The initial pics I took of the first run, in my photos section, where it is transparent is awesome, but they will opaque up so to speak. Even my Purple/White, the first run, the white was pretty much clear. Seems the first run, the goo is transparent, and any runs after that it opaques up.
The hardest part of doing the goo kit I found, is getting the original silver cap off. Not hard, just took my little knife, and slowly pried around it until I could wiggle it off. Careful with the stopper underneath the lid. Fair bit of pressure in the grande lamp anyway, and the liquid inside can splash you a little, and judging by the smell, I wouldn't want to get that in my eyes. I emptied out about half the liquid, and then heated the lamp on it's base to melt the wax, and then dumped that out. Cleaned the globe with warm water and soap about 5 good rinses, took a brush to scrub the inside a little, then rerinsed the globe with distilled water, and a little surf. Heated the new goo in a double boiler, added dye when it was liquid, GENTLY pour it into the funnel, careful not to splash on the sides, let cool, add distilled water, surf, gently stir, recap, and go!!
I also used the original coils, each grande I've done has one big and one small, and cleaned them really well. The kit comes with a mesh screen that you are supposed to twist and mangle to a shape. I haven't tried the mesh, but a couple people here have, and say it also works fine.
So far, in my opinion, goo kits are a life saver for poop lamps, or if you wanna change one. The shipping is as much as the kit to Canada, but if you're in the USA, it should be less.
Jonas Clark-Elliott said:
These are just beautiful! Got two goo-kit questions.
One, do all of you who've tried these think that a lamp with white/clear goo kit fill would show colors (like the Russian lava lamps) if put in a bottle that has colored sections painted on the bottom?
Two, is there a thread anywhere discussing the process of setting up, coloring and filling with a goo kit, so I have an idea of how difficult the process would be?
Wile E., your blue/clear is spectacular! Is there a way to keep that jewel-like transparent lava look?