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Claude J replied to HughesWaveMachines's discussion Wave Machine Guy Trying to Restore Vinatge Lava Lamps. (Help!)
"I'd love to help you."I can restore all of them for you I've done several -see profile pics However, I am in the middle of moving and will not have my lab back up and running for at least another month"
Sep 28
Erin replied to HughesWaveMachines's discussion Wave Machine Guy Trying to Restore Vinatge Lava Lamps. (Help!)
"HEY FRIEND! :waves:"
Sep 26
The Lamp Caretaker replied to HughesWaveMachines's discussion Wave Machine Guy Trying to Restore Vinatge Lava Lamps. (Help!)
"I recently acquired the same type of lava lamp and the only difference was that the fluid in mine was cloudy - big time.  I plugged it in and the wax melted but just hovered so I unplugged looked at the light bulb and it turns out it was not…"
Sep 26
HughesWaveMachines replied to HughesWaveMachines's discussion Wave Machine Guy Trying to Restore Vinatge Lava Lamps. (Help!)
"Yes I’ve requested an evaluation video and more info.  Just waiting on their response.  Thanks and long time no see. :) Torrey"
Sep 25
Erin replied to HughesWaveMachines's discussion Wave Machine Guy Trying to Restore Vinatge Lava Lamps. (Help!)
"I have a feeling those run. They look to be in OK shape. Getting the original wax/liquid moving is going to be a safer bet than restoring. Magma tower has kits, but I (and several other members) had issues with wax sticking around the base. So much…"
Sep 25
Bridget T replied to HughesWaveMachines's discussion Wave Machine Guy Trying to Restore Vinatge Lava Lamps. (Help!)
"Have you run the lamps and confirmed the wax is dead or too ugly?  I'd start there with the possibility of having to modify the existing old wax rather than replace.  "
Sep 25
HughesWaveMachines replied to HughesWaveMachines's discussion Wave Machine Guy Trying to Restore Vinatge Lava Lamps. (Help!)
"Yes I reached out to them last night and I’m waiting for them to answer some questions.  Does the vintage wax go bad or is it sought after because of its characteristics?  I’m still waiting to determine what this studio means…"
Sep 25
Rory replied to HughesWaveMachines's discussion Wave Machine Guy Trying to Restore Vinatge Lava Lamps. (Help!)
"Replacement wax can be difficult to acquire: you can usually buy some from https://www.magmatower.com/  , but the wax performs differently compared to the older lamps. I know some users also sell the vintage wax, so keep your eyes…"
Sep 25
HughesWaveMachines replied to HughesWaveMachines's discussion Wave Machine Guy Trying to Restore Vinatge Lava Lamps. (Help!)
"They have asked for “restoration” and said they aren’t working, so at this point I’m trying to get ahead of the job.  Still waiting on a video to gauge the performance.  Do the fluids and wax in these old unit not…"
Sep 25
teltras replied to HughesWaveMachines's discussion Wave Machine Guy Trying to Restore Vinatge Lava Lamps. (Help!)
"To unscrew is better 2 people. One to grab and the other to unscrew. Why you are going to change wax and liquid?"
Sep 25
HughesWaveMachines replied to HughesWaveMachines's discussion Wave Machine Guy Trying to Restore Vinatge Lava Lamps. (Help!)
"Thanks.  Are there any reliable vendors here for replacement wax?  I’d rather support someone here than a random eBay seller."
Sep 23
Keith replied to HughesWaveMachines's discussion Wave Machine Guy Trying to Restore Vinatge Lava Lamps. (Help!)
"Cap removal and replacement are simplicity itself.  These are screw caps with an O-ring.  They should come off with just hand strength with some difficulty.  You might need something soft to grip with though.  Tools are not…"
Sep 23
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Wave Machine Guy Trying to Restore Vinatge Lava Lamps. (Help!)

Hi guys, it's been some time since I have visited the boards.  I was recently contacted about restoring four vintage Lava Lamps for an older art installation.  I don't have any experience working on them, but I do have a basic understanding of the chemistry.  Can these lamps be restored to the original color and performance?  The first photo is from 1986 and the rest are of the current state.  What model are these? Can someone recommend a vendor for the replacement goo and perhaps a hands on…See More
Sep 23

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Hughes Wave Motion Machines is in the process of developing fully custom wave machines. We have perfected our formula and now the vessels are being developed. We will offer an 18" model. Please come join the fun at our Facebook page www.facebook.com/WaveMotionMachines, or send us an email with your questions at sales@wavemotionmachines.com
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New Jersey, USA
My First Lava Lamp was:
A Lava brand Adriatic Wave Machine
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I'm a wave machine kind of guy. ;)
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
My 30" Giant Pacifica Wave.
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At 8:26pm on March 7, 2014, VOXul said…

Hey man!  Pocket wave arrived, baby steps to that new vessel! My keys just became 1000 times more badass, thank you! 

Offshoot question, how do the vessels, your full plexi welded and a typical glued/extruded vessel, hold up in temperature changes?  Are the fluids freeze resistant or will they freeze like water and crack the vessel?

At 11:23am on March 19, 2011, Kaia1165 said…

You come here often? :)

Thanks Torrey, she was my baby.

At 11:09am on August 6, 2009, wayne miller said…
http://americanplasticsonline.com/
Cheapest place I found not sure if the can make square tube thow.
At 6:34pm on April 20, 2009, R. Jones said…
Hi Torrey ! Thanks for leaving a comment. Since my original posting, I have established the nature of the two liquids and the tilting mechanism. As you have noted, the real challenge will be to find the appropriate acrylic tube. I have not yet found a source for rectangular acrylic. Have you made any inroads toward making a wave machine ?
At 3:48pm on April 14, 2009, Modulo '70 said…
Hi! Welcome to the lava lamp collectors community which connects lava lamp fans worldwide. Whether you just got your first lamp or are truly addicted to lava, Oozing Goo is for you! What can you do here? At the Goo, you can: - Learn all about lava from all the GooHeads in the Forum which is the heart of the site. - Check out all the amazing lava lamps of the world and add your own Photos. - Post your own Videos or embed your favorites from youtube. - Blog or be blogged! There are over 50 blog posts on Oozing Goo. Have a good read, or write your own. - And just hang out and connect with great people. - Chat live! right now! The Chat Bar is on the bottom of every page, just click one of the arrows to chat! To get started, please upload a photo or avatar for yourself (if you haven’t already.) Whether it's of you, your dog, or your favorite lava lamp it doesn't matter, but it helps people remember you. You can also personalize Your Page with pictures, links, RSS feeds, colors and more here. Thanks to everyone inviting their friends, we now have 1000 members and we're growing by 10 new members a day. Invite yours too! If you need any help, let me know. Peace, love and lava.. Jerome
 
 
 

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