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Best way to get my lava out of the globe

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sentrex Dec 7, 2018. 1 Reply

actually I have a couple globes I need advice on.  The first one is an experiment that I tried adding glitter fluid to a lava lamp.  The lava went to the top and I haven't touched it until now. I…Continue

Second Hand Shopping

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude J Jul 28. 13 Replies

I'm guessing a lot of you folks are checking the thrift stores, flea markets, yard sales etc. for lava lamps.  sometimes I get lucky.  Tell me about your favorite finds.in the last week or so I've…Continue

Replacing cloudy fluid with glitter liquid

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Piper Oct 9, 2018. 8 Replies

I didn't see many answers on what will happen when I put glitter and lava together.  Both…Continue

calling all customizers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude J Sep 15, 2018. 6 Replies

I'm new here, Hi Folks I'm Peter.I'm always looking to make something good, bettersometimes the lamps aren't perfect, but perfect for perfectingI hope to see some good custom jobs also I'm thinking…Continue

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Claude J replied to Peter Piper's discussion Second Hand Shopping
"Got to be careful with Craiglist, it has a reputation. 25 watt for glitter 40 watt for lava If the glitter is nearly worn out and slow, then go 40 watt"
Jul 28
Peter Piper replied to Peter Piper's discussion Second Hand Shopping
"my pictures doesn't do these lamps justice not sure why the purple one takes longer to get going and it's not as vigorous as the other two, maybe the bulb is old or the smaller watt bulb…"
Jul 28
Claude J replied to Peter Piper's discussion Second Hand Shopping
"great deal occasionally i find things on Craiglist LetItGo is a waste of time, al I find is used woman's clothes, outdated electronic items and broken down farm tools and scrap i wouldn't pick out of a garbage can Facebook market place has…"
Jul 28
Peter Piper replied to Peter Piper's discussion Second Hand Shopping
"I thought I would never find a grande that was in my price range, but it happened a couple weeks ago.  searching craigslist I found 4 lamps for sale from one guy.  one grande silver base, purple liquid and yellow lava it flows perfect, not…"
Jul 28
Sentrex replied to Peter Piper's discussion Best way to get my lava out of the globe
Dec 7, 2018
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Best way to get my lava out of the globe

actually I have a couple globes I need advice on.  The first one is an experiment that I tried adding glitter fluid to a lava lamp.  The lava went to the top and I haven't touched it until now. I tried to push the lava down with my finger, but it is softer than I anticipated.  My plan is to take the lava out and add the little bit of left over glitter fluid and just have a glitter lamp. right now the glitter flows nice, but only below the stuck lava.…See More
Dec 7, 2018
Peter Piper commented on Mr MaGoo's photo
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Torchiere Floor Lamp

"I had one about 10 years back. new from wal mart. to get the globe off.  just gently push the top of the globes cap to the side, right under the thinnest piece that your pic shows. it is just lodged in there. pull the globe up after you get it…"
Dec 7, 2018
Mr MaGoo commented on Peter Piper's blog post All that Glitters is Gold
"Eye catcher! Does stand out among the other bases."
Nov 25, 2018
Modulo '70 replied to Peter Piper's discussion Second Hand Shopping
"My $20 (Canadian) deal not quite as good as originally hoped for. Cost me another $120 to ship (and I mean by Ship!) the lot back to the UK."
Oct 15, 2018
kero48 replied to Peter Piper's discussion Second Hand Shopping
"I used to use letgo all the time and found great stuff, but lately and for quite some time, the pickings have been slim."
Oct 13, 2018
Modulo '70 replied to Peter Piper's discussion Second Hand Shopping
"I found three LL Midnight bases, three 32oz American made bottles and the base to a Fantasia glitter lamp all for $20 Canadian. Antique/flea market.  Pretty good deal I think."
Oct 10, 2018
Peter Piper replied to Peter Piper's discussion Replacing cloudy fluid with glitter liquid
"I'm diggin it!  thanks a lot"
Oct 9, 2018
Marcel replied to Peter Piper's discussion Replacing cloudy fluid with glitter liquid
"For fun I tried to add my glitter to a lava bottle and it did go inside of the lava bubbles and flowed up and down with the lava. Sadly I do not find the photo/video anymore."
Oct 7, 2018
Peter Piper replied to Peter Piper's discussion Replacing cloudy fluid with glitter liquid
"I should mention, keith is right. the glitter and lava will not work together.  I was dead set on seeing glitter in a lava. so the next day from when doing this post. I strained the orange glitter fluid that did not fit in the lava. I then…"
Oct 7, 2018
Scott liked Peter Piper's discussion Second Hand Shopping
Oct 5, 2018
fog rider replied to Peter Piper's discussion Second Hand Shopping
"My best find was an Elegant Flock Planter. A very rare lamp. I picked it up at an antique mall In Edmonton for $25."
Oct 5, 2018

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Something Interesting About Me:
I don't remember the first time I laid my eyes on the sweet lava
Where I Live:
amish country
My First Lava Lamp was:
gold base, red lava and yellow liquid and I believe from the 60's or 70's. Aristocrat or Century, not sure which it was
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
SiX
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
Any killer custom lava
Relationship Status:
Single
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http://craigslist.com

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All that Glitters is Gold

Posted on September 13, 2018 at 10:41pm 2 Comments

Seems to me like the popular gold bases with the holes should of been glittered.  It didn't take long to paint, partlly because the Rust-Oleum spray nozzle stopped working after half the can maybe less.  But it was good enough and looked great after a couple coats of clear coat.

II sealed the bottom of the lid with poster putty and masking…

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Customizing a black base/top

Posted on August 27, 2018 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

I found a couple lava lamps at a goodwill one is smaller with cloudy clear liquid and navy blue lava on a brushed silver base. the one I'm planning on fixing up is a midnight from 1999.

When checking the liquid out in the parking lot, it looked like it barely had a tint of the old mason jars that are blueish green. but it was practically clear. the lava is white. when I had the chance I switched my two globes and it now has the blue/purple globe…

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