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Extending original wax by adding paraffin (or similar) wax? Any experience/comments?

I have a cheap Chinese perma-cloudy lamp, purchased primarily so I can use the wax for a custom lamp.  My question is: has anyone here tired “extending” the original wax by melting it together with some paraffin or micro-crystalline wax?  I have some micro-crystalline wax that I’m quite curious as to how it might alter the original max when added in small proportions (but that is a separate investigation for another time).

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The wax I have taken out of old lamps has been discolored and disgusting.  I would rather replace it with all new wax.  

I tried reusing the wax from an early 80's lamp and was blown away by how gross and unusable the wax was. I guess I should have put in my original post the lamp I'm thinking of taking the wax from is a very new 11.5 inch(cap code: H1910 18092801 B1 which I can't decypher). So hopefully its wax won't be too bad.

cap codes are weird and seem to change randomly, but the H1910 is the style and globe color of the lamp.  The 180928 part is probably the date of September 28 2018

James K. said:

I tried reusing the wax from an early 80's lamp and was blown away by how gross and unusable the wax was. I guess I should have put in my original post the lamp I'm thinking of taking the wax from is a very new 11.5 inch(cap code: H1910 18092801 B1 which I can't decypher). So hopefully its wax won't be too bad.

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