So this lamp:
clouded up again. I removed the fluid and am trying some experiments.
Tell me about what dishsoap does and what salt (I'm using canning salt - pure salt) does. I'm trying to learn. This shouldn't be this hard!!!
I think regular dish soap has the tendency to break down the wax. Gookits surf seems to be liquid glycerin soap which will not attack the wax. I still think the salt should be replaced with a glycol but finding the right mixture is trial and error.
Once the wax starts sticking I think it is beyond repair. I have a few lamps that I need to experiment on myself, if it does not work I can always Gookit.
It didn't stick until I put the dishsoap in. I still want to keep trying!
Jim, can you confirm these are the two correct items to buy for further testing?
Ok, I'm still working on this lamp. Distilled water. Each time I add epsom salt, the lava domes a little higher. I eventually got it to disconnect, but now most of the time, it sits like this.
Where do I go from here? Past experiments tell me what if I add much more salt, the wax disconnects from the coil completely and never reattaches. Keep in mind this is 60s formula lava. Not 70s. I've also added 3 drops of glycerin and a little 50/50 propylene glycol, which seemed to make no different at all.
Thanks. What you have written above is basically what I've done. The ingredient I'm missing is sodium lauryth sulfate. I'll look into getting some of that. Thank you!
Where would one find SLS?
Cool. Thanks. Do you have any of it? Maybe we could swap - light bulbs for SLS?
Mr MaGoo said: