I have been trying to get my '93 aristocrat's wax to completely stick to the coil by swirling the globe around, moving the coil with a magnet, and just cycling it. I don't think it's going to stick on its own, so I am going to clean the coil. I understand the process, however I am not sure if I should put the cap back on while the lamp is hot or cold. I searched on this sight and have found conflicting answers. How was the lamp originally capped, what have any of you done when re-sealing the screw cap 52 oz lava lite globes?
Is it a screw top or bottle cap? I like to cap them hot, just for peace of mind. That way when the lamp is fully warmed up and all the wax/liquid has done its expansion, there will be neutral or no pressure in the globe. If you cap or cold, when it heats up it'll create some pressure. However I dont think it matters a whole lot as some of the LL lamps are capped cold. I think a well crimped bottle cap will hold the pressure anyways