Oozing Goo - The Lava Lamp Syndicate

I believe this was a yellow/orange with ruined liquid. Liquid has been replaced and re-dyed. It flows well, but it's sluggish. Still a neat lamp to look at. :)

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Comment by Erin on January 29, 2014 at 1:57pm

Just blue and green. Maybe 1-2 drops of each. Try with water first, so you don't ruin a good lamp! :) McCormick food coloring is all I used. 

Comment by Todd Miller on January 23, 2014 at 7:41pm

So surreal, I'm jealous !

Comment by Erin on January 23, 2014 at 7:13pm

Thanks Tiff and Libby!

Comment by Marley's Ghost on January 23, 2014 at 5:31pm

Beautiful colors, Erin!!   Love it!

Comment by Erin on January 23, 2014 at 1:03pm

Thanks for the tips Joanne. This fluid is not the original. I don't have perc, but I have SLES. 

Comment by Joanne on January 23, 2014 at 12:31pm

Brakleen brake cleaner by CRC in the red can is 100% Tetrachloroethylene (PERC). read the label if its flammable its not the right stuff . you have to spray it into a jar first ( outdoors it stinks ) and then put that liquid caught in the jar in the wax , i use small squeeze bottles or a eye dropper , make sure you cap the jar or it will evaporate !

Comment by Rich C on January 23, 2014 at 12:25pm

Oh, and meant to add that my 1975 Century has always been kind of sluggish, even when it was new.  The new little Classic I got a while ago bubbles away at a frenetic pace compared to my Century.  I like both!

Comment by Rich C on January 23, 2014 at 12:23pm

It is a beautiful color combo!

What's PERC?

Comment by Joanne on January 23, 2014 at 12:02pm

let it run a lot before putting too much of either in it again , even shut if off and restart it but be sure to keep the cap on as the PERC does evaporate easily .

Comment by Joanne on January 23, 2014 at 12:00pm

before you dump it try this . if the wax is heavier it falls faster right ? and if the liquid is denser the wax rises faster right. i try to do a bit of both till it flows the way i like , the bubbles are from a high amount of surfactant . try this . a few drops at a time of PERC directly in the wax as it rises to the top then a few drops of a high salt solution in the liquid ( pickling salt dissolved into distilled water , make sure you put as much salt as the water will hold before using it stir it and I heat the water up ) . id try that before dumping it

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