Oozing Goo - The Lava Lamp Syndicate

BamaMatt Online Now
Share

BamaMatt's Discussions

Any ceramic icon collectors still out there? Sun and Moon ...

Started this discussion. Last reply by tweavs Jan 20, 2020. 5 Replies

Just curious what the trade value one of these has?Continue

Gifts Received

Gift

BamaMatt has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

BamaMatt's Page

Latest Activity

BamaMatt replied to Ant Bee's discussion Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?
"Check out this patent.   https://patents.google.com/patent/US3570156A/en "Surprisingly, all four of the above-mentioned disadvantages can be overcome by this simple expedient, especially if the additive has a relatively high…"
Tuesday
BamaMatt commented on Ant Bee's photo
Thumbnail

moon

"Looks good. I hope you'll post a video after it breaks in."
Apr 9
BamaMatt liked Ant Bee's photo
Apr 9
BamaMatt commented on Autumn's photo
Thumbnail

New Sunflower lamp

"It looks nice, but it's not on the Spencer's Gifts website. Where did you find it?"
Apr 8
BamaMatt replied to Laura Santala-Martin's discussion Does this lamp look like it's worth $30?
"Without pictures of it flowing, it may not be worth $5  "
Mar 2
BamaMatt replied to Ryan's discussion Schylling and Lava Lamp's Future
"Has anyone replaced the liquid on the new lamps?  I have a grande from 2017 that is balanced to run with zero propylene glycol. Just straight up distilled water, which of course is much easier to freeze than a lamp with say 30% propylene glycol."
Feb 23
BamaMatt replied to Ant Bee's discussion DIYers- what kind of bottle capper do you own?
"My understanding is hand held cappers won't work."
Feb 22
BamaMatt liked Tevfik Dogruman's discussion Making lava lamp step by step (Blue lava)
Feb 21
BamaMatt liked Tevfik Dogruman's discussion Making lava lamp step by step (Blue lava)
Feb 21
BamaMatt replied to Autumn's discussion The lava still flows (Colossus Gookit)
"There's somebody on Reddit who added bleach to an Astro mini to change the color of the liquid. I'm sure a little bleach would help prevent growth, although I don't know how the wax would react long term. "
Feb 19
BamaMatt replied to Ant Bee's discussion Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?
"Since you are experimenting with propylene glycol you may be interested in this old patent.   https://patents.google.com/patent/US3570156A/en In it Mr Walker describes using 30% pg to improve startup time and lessen the effects of ambient…"
Feb 18
BamaMatt replied to Ant Bee's discussion Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?
"The red one looks ok right now. I'm interested to see how it looks after you get a chance to run it several times to break in."
Feb 17
BamaMatt replied to Ant Bee's discussion Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?
"Adding perc to paraffin makes a form of chlorinated paraffin, but perc is toxic and most attempts at using it result in wax that eventually loses its proper balance. Chlorinated paraffin is used in industry, but I haven't seen a source for…"
Feb 17
BamaMatt replied to Ant Bee's discussion Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?
"Judging by the pictures Tevfik has the formula perfected. Where did you get the chlorinated paraffin though? You use that instead of perc right?"
Feb 17
BamaMatt replied to Ant Bee's discussion Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?
"Microcrystalline wax is derived from petroleum jelly. From what I've read on this site, microcrystalline wax helps make the lava opaque."
Feb 17
BamaMatt replied to Ant Bee's discussion Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?
"Here's a line from the original US patent describing the wax: US3387396A     https://patents.google.com/patent/US3387396 A suitable liquid for the globule has been found to comprise mineral oil, paraffin and a dye when it is…"
Feb 16

Profile Information

Something Interesting About Me:
Former Navy
Where I Live:
Alabama
My First Lava Lamp was:
20 oz blue and white
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
5
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
Purple and yellow 52 oz
Relationship Status:
Single
One of My Favorite Websites:
http://www.secrant.com

BamaMatt's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

BamaMatt's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Comment Wall (1 comment)

You need to be a member of Oozing Goo - The Lava Lamp Syndicate to add comments!

Join Oozing Goo - The Lava Lamp Syndicate

At 9:53pm on August 24, 2017, Modulo '70 said…
Hi. Thanks for joining this great forum of the lava lamp world.
 
 
 

Support Oozing Goo

By using the eBay button above, you support OG if you purchase anything. Thanks for thinking of us. Mark Goo

© 2021   Created by Mark Goo.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service