Oozing Goo - The Lava Lamp Syndicate

Hey everybody.  It's been a while since I've posted on here.  Probably a year or two lol.  Anyway, I need some advice on a lamp.  I purchased this lamp from eBay brand new end of August.  It's a USA made Aristocrat and flows beautifully.  Only problem is the seller shipped it sideways during some very HOT weather.  I ran the lamp twice, then let it sit in a cool space for about a month.  I noticed very little improvement and began running it.  I've ran it about 4 times now and it doesn't seem to be clearing up.  

In my past experience, leaving a lamp in a cool place for several months has worked.  I also know that some lamps just never clear up on their own, especially the China lamps.  Does anybody have any advice on what I should do.  I do not want to open the lamp up at all.  I am not experienced with that and have ruined a few nice lamps in the past.  I am thinking of running the globe through the dishwasher a few times to see if that helps.  I know the liquid will get super hot and  the wax will not move.

Thanks,

matt

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I would suggest setting it on a timer. 8 hours on and 8 hours off continually for a couple of weeks and see if it improves.  Or if you don't want to have it running while away at work, run it daily when you are home for 8 hours.  Of course if it gets really overheated you would want to turn it off.  

My best flowing 52 oz LL brand is a mid 90's of that same color, so it is worth trying to clear.

Thanks for the reply.  Yeah, I have pretty much been doing that. It just doesn't seem to be clearing up.  I don't know why. I ran the globe through the dishwasher and didn't notice a difference.  But I won't give up, I'll keep running it as much as possible.  

Keith said:

I would suggest setting it on a timer. 8 hours on and 8 hours off continually for a couple of weeks and see if it improves.  Or if you don't want to have it running while away at work, run it daily when you are home for 8 hours.  Of course if it gets really overheated you would want to turn it off.  

My best flowing 52 oz LL brand is a mid 90's of that same color, so it is worth trying to clear.

I was gifted a Mathmos Astro, it arrived cloudy (shipped in cold weather).  It took months to clear but it did clear completely!

Matt said:

Thanks for the reply.  Yeah, I have pretty much been doing that. It just doesn't seem to be clearing up.  I don't know why. I ran the globe through the dishwasher and didn't notice a difference.  But I won't give up, I'll keep running it as much as possible.  

Keith said:

I would suggest setting it on a timer. 8 hours on and 8 hours off continually for a couple of weeks and see if it improves.  Or if you don't want to have it running while away at work, run it daily when you are home for 8 hours.  Of course if it gets really overheated you would want to turn it off.  

My best flowing 52 oz LL brand is a mid 90's of that same color, so it is worth trying to clear.

Running it through the dishwasher can't hurt it right?

I know VixenGypsy recommended that technique, I haven't tried it myself.  Might be just the thing for globes with stuck wax, lol.

welcome back, matt!  good to see you.  i agree with keith - keep cycling it.  it may take a few weeks for you to notice improvement.

My safari cheetah black/clear came cloudy as hell!!!  I was about to give up on it, the clearing was so minimal that it seemed like nothing was happening but then all of a sudden it was clear!!  Took about a good 3 to 4 weeks honestly.

Thanks, Brad.  I know patience is key.

Brad said:

welcome back, matt!  good to see you.  i agree with keith - keep cycling it.  it may take a few weeks for you to notice improvement.

Yeah.  I had a 1994 blue/white globe that took about 3 months to clear; however, it still hasn't cleared 100% and its been 2 years now lol.

Carol said:

My safari cheetah black/clear came cloudy as hell!!!  I was about to give up on it, the clearing was so minimal that it seemed like nothing was happening but then all of a sudden it was clear!!  Took about a good 3 to 4 weeks honestly.

The globe is slowly clearing...

Definitely clearing up.  I guess running the lamp is the best thing.

Looking  better!

I'm curious about when it was made, can you post a pic of the cap with the codes on it?

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