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adding surfucant ( magma tower goo kit )

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mr MaGoo Oct 20, 2018. 2 Replies

Hey, I just got a magma tower mini goo kit to build my own lava head like in my profile picture. I'm reading that the surfacant is used to make the goo more blobby and circular. But actually I really…Continue

Tags: kit, goo, tower, magma, surfacant

LAVA HEAD - need help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude J on Wednesday. 14 Replies

trying to make a lava head like this.do I need a coil? are there any instructions on how to make a coil?I ordered the goo from magma tower..does it contain mercury?also, how to make sure it does not…Continue

Tags: head, lava, diy

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Claude J replied to char's discussion LAVA HEAD - need help
"P.S. the extra base you see on the bottom of the glass head, is a pyrex bowl  flipped upside down and siliconed to the base. It is painted hi-temp black on the inside"
Wednesday
Claude J replied to char's discussion LAVA HEAD - need help
"a secondary can would help as an insulator from ambient temps as well as helping the heat get to the base. A few other things you can do: 1) try raising the bulb higher 2) you could also try a spotlight reflector bulb, it would reflect the heat…"
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char replied to char's discussion LAVA HEAD - need help
"if I put the can I have inside of a larger can, so that the glass base of the head is surround by metal..will that help direct the heat correctly?"
Wednesday
char replied to char's discussion LAVA HEAD - need help
"hi gooheads, the saga continues.... I have all the supplies and have everything put together now... but unfortunately it seems the head is not getting hot enough for the goo to flow like a lava lamp... right now all the goo is just sitting at the…"
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Claude J replied to char's discussion LAVA HEAD - need help
"I did lava Its been years but I seem to recall that I turned the can upside down and cut a hole the size with a metal hle punch so the lamp sat right over the hole and light bulb Ignore that instruction about  adding dye a little at a time in…"
Jan 4
char replied to char's discussion LAVA HEAD - need help
"thanks claude - this makes sense to me --- I'm going to look for a candle base. when you made one did you make it with lava or glitter? in the kit instructions it says that you have to add the dye while the lamp is in motion so that's why…"
Jan 4
Claude J replied to char's discussion LAVA HEAD - need help
"you have too much mass to heat with the pyrex dish under the base find a can that fits the exact dimension of the bottom of the head so the heat is directed to the base of the head and not heating an entire dish in between (which is…"
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char replied to char's discussion LAVA HEAD - need help
"I am having trouble getting the goo to move... I've tried for a few days now but I'll leave the bulb on for about 5 hours at a time and nothing seems to be moving... some slow changes and it seems to have made a stalagmite of goo but no…"
Jan 4
char replied to char's discussion LAVA HEAD - need help
"I am having trouble getting the goo to move... I've tried for a few days now but I'll leave the bulb on for about 5 hours at a time and nothing seems to be moving... some slow changes and it seems to have made a stalagmite of goo but no…"
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