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1970's Century 100 Lava Lite Wax Problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Streit Oct 10. 14 Replies

Hoping that someone could give me some advice on how to correct a problem with the wax sitting at the top of my 1970's Century 100 Lava Lamp. I have a 40 watt bulb in the lamp and I've ran it for…Continue

1970's Century 100 Lava Lite Wax Problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Streit Sep 11. 5 Replies

Good AfternoonHoping that someone could give me some advice as to how to fix my lamp. The wax stays up at the top. I have a 40 watt bulb and I ran it your over 4 hours with no luck. I would…Continue

Silver Century Lava Lite

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Streit May 29, 2017. 2 Replies

Does anyone know what year the 52oz. Silver Century Lava Lite was made and is it considered to be vintage.Thank YouContinue

Silver Century Lava Lite

Started May 28, 2017 0 Replies

Hello Lava LoversI just purchased 3 52oz Silver Century Lava Lite Lava Lamps.  Does anyone out there know what year these were made and if they are Vintage.  One of my lamps is a Model #204. …Continue

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Judy Streit replied to Judy Streit's discussion 1970's Century 100 Lava Lite Wax Problems
"Thank You"
Oct 10
Claude J replied to Judy Streit's discussion 1970's Century 100 Lava Lite Wax Problems
"i  believe that any addition should be prepared properly, but in reality, you are probably ok adding 1 tsp while hot, just let it vapor in the hot wax please wait until you see any difference before modifying the master fluid or waxit may not…"
Oct 10
Judy Streit replied to Judy Streit's discussion 1970's Century 100 Lava Lite Wax Problems
"I do have another century with a heat shield so I will give that a try. If I would try Vaseline, how much would you suggest and would I add it into the lamp when its hot and running or turned off and cold? Appreciate you taking the time to answer my…"
Oct 10
Claude J replied to Judy Streit's discussion 1970's Century 100 Lava Lite Wax Problems
"Polyboost is a microcriystilene wax that has binding characteristics you can try a teaspoon of vaseline (no need to do the removal with petroleum jelly) or a small amount of mineral oil.Both will change the specific gravity/density of the wax and…"
Oct 10
Judy Streit replied to Judy Streit's discussion 1970's Century 100 Lava Lite Wax Problems
"Hello I removed the liquid then heated the wax and added the polyboost. Stirred it gently and heated it for approx. 45 minutes. I allowed time for it to cool and then added the liquid back in. I also tired a 65 watt bulb and after it got hot the…"
Oct 10
Claude J replied to Judy Streit's discussion 1970's Century 100 Lava Lite Wax Problems
"Sorry, the lamp alone is not hot enough to activate all properties of waxes. Some waxes also melt at varying degrees...Did you remove the master fluid? Melt the wax, remove it, cook to 180F in a water bath to actvvateFollow suggests for amounts…"
Oct 9
Judy Streit replied to Judy Streit's discussion 1970's Century 100 Lava Lite Wax Problems
"Good Morning Claude I added 1 teaspoon of the Polyboost and this is how the wax looks. Wondering if you could give me advice as what my next step would be to fix this. Appreciate your expert opinion. Thanks Much Judy IMG_9814.JPG"
Oct 9
Judy Streit replied to Judy Streit's discussion 1970's Century 100 Lava Lite Wax Problems
Oct 9
Judy Streit replied to Judy Streit's discussion 1970's Century 100 Lava Lite Wax Problems
"Appreciate information!"
Sep 11
Judy Streit replied to Judy Streit's discussion 1970's Century 100 Lava Lite Wax Problems
"Thank you"
Sep 11
Jonas Clark-Elliott replied to Judy Streit's discussion 1970's Century 100 Lava Lite Wax Problems
"It should be noted that only the 1990s Century models have the heat shield."
Sep 9
Claude J replied to Judy Streit's discussion 1970's Century 100 Lava Lite Wax Problems
"Sorry, was out on a personal "Fear and Loathing" experience in Wisconsin.:) :)  Obvious reasons for a century are:is it under a window or any other airflow? Is the heat shield in place ??  (Very important)Are all the filament on…"
Sep 8
Jonas Clark-Elliott replied to Judy Streit's discussion 1970's Century 100 Lava Lite Wax Problems
"We have a subforum for questions like this. You might get more responses there."
Sep 7
Claude J replied to Judy Streit's discussion 1970's Century 100 Lava Lite Wax Problems
"Well, the minimum order is more than you will use in years. https://www.clarussp.com/polyboost/ I have some Polyboost in stock, I will send you some for free-just pay postage Email me @ lavalabcreations@gmail with our info and we can proceed from…"
Aug 31
Judy Streit replied to Judy Streit's discussion 1970's Century 100 Lava Lite Wax Problems
"Good Morning Claude Where can I buy either the Polyboost or Vybar? Thanks Much!"
Aug 31
Claude J replied to Judy Streit's discussion 1970's Century 100 Lava Lite Wax Problems
"When the lava is molten (with master fluid removed) you can also add a small amount (1/2 teaspoon) of Polyboost or Vybar to help bond the different waxes back togetherLet the pellets melt, stir slowly, let cool, add master fluid, run lamp"
Aug 31

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At 7:35am on April 4, 2014, Jim said…

Hi Judy! Welcome to Oozing Goo!!   Nice to see another fellow Illinoisan on the site.

 
 
 

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