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Where to buy replacement wax?

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I'm working on restoring my 1960s Century and would like to completely replace the wax as I'm pretty sure I damaged it in an overheating accident.I've sent a couple of messages to MagmaTower on their…Continue

Restoring a Century?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Eskin Oct 12. 3 Replies

Hi OozingGoo!I've spent quite a bit of time this summer restoring a Century lamp, clear liquid, red wax, coil at bottom. Pretty much had every thing dialed in with the distilled water, epsom salts,…Continue

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"I was able to fix the bubbles in mine using the procedure in this post: This worked perfectly for me!"
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Where to buy replacement wax?

I'm working on restoring my 1960s Century and would like to completely replace the wax as I'm pretty sure I damaged it in an overheating accident.I've sent a couple of messages to MagmaTower on their website about, but they haven't responded.Does anyone have another source, ideally in the USA, for replacement wax and red pigment?Thank you for any suggestions?MichaelSee More
Oct 14
Michael Eskin replied to Michael Eskin's discussion Restoring a Century?
"And now after a more controlled re-melt and using a brush on the sides along with an addition drop of soap. Still getting some creeping up the side but overall not too bad, just not as nice as before."
Oct 12
Michael Eskin replied to Michael Eskin's discussion Restoring a Century?
"Here was the state after the overheating:"
Oct 12
Michael Eskin replied to Michael Eskin's discussion Restoring a Century?
"Here's how it looked after restoration and before I overheated it:"
Oct 12
Michael Eskin posted a discussion

Restoring a Century?

Hi OozingGoo!I've spent quite a bit of time this summer restoring a Century lamp, clear liquid, red wax, coil at bottom. Pretty much had every thing dialed in with the distilled water, epsom salts, and soap, but was recently getting some sticking of the wax to the side.  Did my usual double boiler trick to remelt the wax, but got distracted, the bottle overheated, the plastic top exploded and made quite a mess. I only lost about a teaspoon of the wax (all over the range hood and kitchen), and…See More
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Something Interesting About Me:
I'm a traditional Irish musician and app developer.
Where I Live:
San Diego, CA
My First Lava Lamp was:
Century
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
1
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
Century

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