What's the best way to clean the inside of a globe. I was dying wax by melting candle wax dye in the globe and the globe being in a pot of boiling water. Well I guess some residue or some sort of crud is coating the bottom half of the inside of the globe. Any ideas how to clean it?
Heat water to boiling (I use a glass measuring cup in the microwave) and pour in the globe. Let set for just a min. or so and then begin to swish the water around. (Wear gloves...ow...hot) then before the water cools pour out. It may take 4-5 times to clean a globe, depending on the amount of scuz in it, but it will come out. If it is still being stubborn add a few drops of dish washing liquid to the hot water. The kind that is ment to clean pots & pans is best. JUst make sure that you rinse any soap out of the globe before refilling.
Even if you get some wax on the inside of your clean globe, it will melt back down where it should be after running. If it wants to stick a little, take a towel and drape it over the lamp and let it run for a few hours with the towel on top. This will make the globe extra hot and will melt any stubborn wax residue.