k so whats in a wave machine?????????????? and don't say silicone oil either!!! Guess what that's just wrong that stuff is like Heinz catchup it is way to thick. I just order this hoping I had finally done it, And was going to make the "Alantis" wave vessel replacement I have been trying to master for so long. And once again FAIL.
Nope i've tried that many times it did work ok in two situations. 1) Mineral oil with alcohol,but in time the alcohol ate the plastic up. And 2) mineral oil and water but only because the tube was 30 inches long. Mineral oil is thinner that silicone oil by far but is still way to thick to use in any tubes / in the same ( or original ) dimensions that Lava Lite ever made.
Wow i'm so dumb sometimes..... I have some old original wave fluid(s) in a container I bought a while back as spare stuff. Till today I have never taken the lid off the container wow it smells strong ! So after smelling it, it reminded me of fuel hmmmmm, so I took a toothpick and dipped it in the fluid and guess what, You can set fire to it very easily, did the same to the mineral oil and the silicone oil and they do NOT burn. I can set the toothpick on fire lol but the oils don't really ignite. so I believe I'm on the right track.
Have you thought about or tried lamp oil ? I know its thin like water and I have seen many colors. It is kerosene based so it should float on water and not mix. Menards has a decent selection. Also Casey mentioned naphtha which is lighter fluid (Ronson brand for lighters not grill lighter fluid) which is just a little thicker than water and also should not mix. Something that seems so simple is the most difficult..LOL