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New to Oozing with my Grandma's Lamp

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kelly Oct 9. 11 Replies

Hello! I'm pretty new to lava and oozing goo. I found this site after searching for information and tips on restoring a lamp I found at my wife's grandma's house this week. Who knew that lava lamps…Continue

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Kelly replied to Christopher Cowan's discussion New to Oozing with my Grandma's Lamp
"Lol, we ALL knew about that danged rabbit hole!  "
Oct 9
Christopher Cowan replied to Captn Johnny's discussion GOO KITS
"Have you ever tried to make you're own goo? I found this formula online: https://www.ehow.com/how_7817464_tutorial-make-lava-lamp-wax.html It just says to melt 2/3 cups of candle wax, add 1/3 cup of Perchloroethylene and mix well with a…"
Oct 4
Christopher Cowan replied to Captn Johnny's discussion GOO KITS
"I ordered one about 2 weeks ago and still haven't seen anything with regards to a shipping notice. I contacted them at the end of last week via email and was assured it would ship on Monday and would receive a shipping confirmation. Still…"
Oct 4
Keith replied to Christopher Cowan's discussion New to Oozing with my Grandma's Lamp
"Some of mine from the 70's have the original bulb, which is a 30 watt flood"
Sep 28
Mr MaGoo replied to Christopher Cowan's discussion New to Oozing with my Grandma's Lamp
"What kind of light bulb you using?  If it is a clear bulb you could swap out to frosted bulb, which is thought to be not as hot as a clear bulb.  If you choose not to go that route you could always put an inline dimmer and control…"
Sep 28
Christopher Cowan replied to Christopher Cowan's discussion New to Oozing with my Grandma's Lamp
"Yeah the wax in mine was really really thin which is why I decided to replace the contents with a new kit. I also got a dimmer for the plug so it will be easier to adjust the amount of heat."
Sep 28
Dustin Eytcheson replied to Christopher Cowan's discussion New to Oozing with my Grandma's Lamp
"i have a screw top globe too that i also got from my grandmother. its in good working order, although i think the wax is getting thin, doesnt take long for it to get close to overheating."
Sep 28
Modulo '70 left a comment for Christopher Cowan
"Greetings to you!"
Sep 28
Keith replied to Christopher Cowan's discussion New to Oozing with my Grandma's Lamp
"Highliter pen ink or inkjet refill ink gives better results than food coloring.  Food coloring doesn't seem to last long term, although some have had good results with it.  Here is information on using highliter…"
Sep 24
Christopher Cowan replied to Christopher Cowan's discussion New to Oozing with my Grandma's Lamp
"This is such a rabbit hole for sure, I really want a spaceship lamp and a wizard hat after surfing ebay. I ended up dumping and cleaning out the contents this weekend, it's all ready for the some new lava from Magma Tower. I think I'm…"
Sep 24
Mr MaGoo replied to Christopher Cowan's discussion New to Oozing with my Grandma's Lamp
"Tell your wife the new ones are pieces of crap and they are not match to the quality of this lamp.  Just my humble opinion. Take it or leave it.  Hope you get the old lamp going, will be worth the effort for sure. Enjoy!"
Sep 24
fog rider replied to Christopher Cowan's discussion New to Oozing with my Grandma's Lamp
"I would restore it. The wax is floating to the top, which indicates to me that the density of the liquid is too high. The old wax may have lost its adhesion to the coil. Try pouring off the liquid, saving the liquid in a separate jar, melting the…"
Sep 24
Keith replied to Christopher Cowan's discussion New to Oozing with my Grandma's Lamp
"I was also thinking, that wax and water look "off" somehow, like maybe something was added at some point.  Normally I would say to try and save the original wax but because of how it looks and because of the way the wax is sticking to…"
Sep 21
Keith replied to Christopher Cowan's discussion New to Oozing with my Grandma's Lamp
"I think you're on the right track with restoring the contents.  I personally love the older screw-top globes, it's so much easier to work with them.  Use the search bar in the upper right part of the page to search cleaning…"
Sep 21
Claude J left a comment for Christopher Cowan
"Welcome to OG!"
Sep 21
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Something Interesting About Me:
40 something nerd who loves technology and nostalgia.
Where I Live:
AZ
My First Lava Lamp was:
Lava Lite when I was in 8th grade... then some kid at a halloween party knocked it over and shattered it... sigh.
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
1
Relationship Status:
Married

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At 1:25am on September 28, 2018, Modulo '70 said…

Greetings to you!

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Welcome to OG!

 
 
 

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