Oozing Goo - The Lava Lamp Syndicate

Hey guys so I just recently purchased this lamp and noticed the coil was off center? Is there anyway I can center it? 

Thanks!

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Ill probably attempt that, thanks anyway!
Keith said:

Yes these are better.  From those it looks like the coil is okay.  I've never had a coil stay suspended in the wax like that, they've always sank down when the wax melted.  I've never had a Fluidium either though.  Could be because of the narrowness of the globe.  I don't have any good suggestions for you.  The only thing I can think of is if it continues you might have to open the globe and physically push the coil back into place.

kevin pedro said:

Are these photos any better? Will I still have to do that?

The last fluidium I bought was the same, and it wouldn't settle naturally. 

As Keith suggested, just remove the cap (you may need to run a hair dryer over it for a couple of minutes to loosen the glue) and just gently push it back into place with a skewer.

I have the same problem with my opral.
I tried with magnets but no chance.

At the end I had to shake it to get ir right, it got cloudy but after some weeks of letting the bottle resting, is is now as clear as before. But if you have no luck, it will be cloudy after it.

Mark's idea could work too.

.....and obviously push it back into place when it's hot/the wax has melted.  

Mark said:

The last fluidium I bought was the same, and it wouldn't settle naturally. 

As Keith suggested, just remove the cap (you may need to run a hair dryer over it for a couple of minutes to loosen the glue) and just gently push it back into place with a skewer.

when the wax has melted completely aka blobbing, lift the bottle out slowly dont shake it mad, lay it on its side on a folded towel ,start to lift the bottom end till the coil slides, then slowly turn the bottle upright it could fall into place, As long as you dont go crazy and shake the hell out of it it will be ok.

Will I lift the bottom slide where the coil is on the bottom? 

Johnny said:

when the wax has melted completely aka blobbing, lift the bottle out slowly dont shake it mad, lay it on its side on a folded towel ,start to lift the bottom end till the coil slides, then slowly turn the bottle upright it could fall into place, As long as you dont go crazy and shake the hell out of it it will be ok.

Be aware if you attemp to flip your bottle upside down when hot, as Fluidium have 2 coils, if they interweave in the process you will end up with a bigger problem.

You can try to rotate the bottle clockwise gently, then quickly turn in the opposite direction, holding the lamp base firmly on a table to avoid the fluid to be shaken and become cloudy. It works for me a couple time but if not, i think the safest way is to open it and push it back to the bottom. Whatever you choose to do, keep in mind that a coil being off center is 100x better

than a cloudy lamp

Since the coils are rustproof (no-iron), the magnet is useless.

Good luck

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