Oozing Goo - The Lava Lamp Syndicate

So the lamp I've been currently been fixing only produces a large ball of blob one at a time. There would be a long pauses at every blob formation. It looks to struggle to separate from the coil. I just want someone with experience to diagnose the situation and provide a solution. 

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Good timing on this question because I'm having the same problem with the vintage wax I am using for restorations.
I am finding that when some lava lamp Haggerty wax can change for years of use and, the original properties diminish

First, Try adding more SURF

If that has no effect, Try adding chemical contents to change the flexibility

How?

Pour the master fluid into a clean pitcher

Put the globe into a water bath and melt the wax

In a measuring cup put a glob of vaseline petroleum jelly

Melt that in a water bath as well (does not take long)

The amount you add depends on the size of the globe, start with a 1/2 teaspoon of melted vaseline to the wax 

Stir gently with Bar-B-Que skewers or equlavent.
let cool
Add master fluid

Turn on and test run

BE CAREFUL
if you add too much vaseline you will have excessive flotation

You will have to either dilute that master fluid with distilled water to change the specific gravity or weigh the Lava down with PERC

Before anyone starts contaminating OG wax with Vaseline- have you actually tried this?

Because I have, and it clouds the water as soon as it warms up.


Yes I have

mine is clear

I got no clouding


Ant Bee said:

Before anyone starts contaminating OG wax with Vaseline- have you actually tried this?

Because I have, and it clouds the water as soon as it warms up.

Hey so your method seems to have worked. But the wax is just absorbing each other instead of bouncing off each other. and would adding more surf help break the wax up more to smaller blobs?

Claude J said:

Good timing on this question because I'm having the same problem with the vintage wax I am using for restorations.
I am finding that when some lava lamp Haggerty wax can change for years of use and, the original properties diminish

First, Try adding more SURF

If that has no effect, Try adding chemical contents to change the flexibility

How?

Pour the master fluid into a clean pitcher

Put the globe into a water bath and melt the wax

In a measuring cup put a glob of vaseline petroleum jelly

Melt that in a water bath as well (does not take long)

The amount you add depends on the size of the globe, start with a 1/2 teaspoon of melted vaseline to the wax 

Stir gently with Bar-B-Que skewers or equlavent.
let cool
Add master fluid

Turn on and test run

BE CAREFUL
if you add too much vaseline you will have excessive flotation

You will have to either dilute that master fluid with distilled water to change the specific gravity or weigh the Lava down with PERC

it should

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