Oozing Goo - The Lava Lamp Syndicate

Does anyone know why my wax isn't flowing from the middle of my globe? it flows from the sides instead, blobs look great just not flowing from the center.

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The problem is you did not use any surfactant. Surfactant is what keeps the wax from sticking to the glass. It also aids in proper flow. If you don't use surfactant your lamp WILL stick. Empty the globe, clean it with boiling water and a grease fighting soap. Refill the globe and use a surfactant type soap, grease fighting soap will have the opposite effect you are looking for as it is used to break down oils so don't use that. I forget which soap is best for surfactant use, but anything that is meant to remove grease is not what you want. 

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