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I have 16 inch lava lamp.  It appears there is a large glob of wax at top that stays there no matter how cold or hot I get it.  There is also a small amount of wax at the bottom of the globe. The lam…

I have 16 inch lava lamp.  It appears there is a large glob of wax at top that stays there no matter how cold or hot I get it.  There is also a small amount of wax at the bottom of the globe. The lamp was shaken at one time.  What steps can I perform to get this working


Added by Lew Wood on February 24, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

for sale

ok you all seen the rare boiler i have well more enquiries have found it extremely rare and valuable piece theres another one in as collection and theres a broken one mine is the other one in existance so thats why an auction house i spoke with in yorkshire suggest £1000 to £1500 if anyone is interested you have a week before it goes ebay jonas has never even seen one in the style and said himeslf it is rare i look forward to ppl question  could you email me any questions advice ect…


Added by martyn field on February 20, 2013 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Lamp cheep

Craigslist Grand Rapids MI - 7nwq5-3550651941@sale.craigslist.org Blue  green -holes in base Century  Its been on since early Jan so maybe gone.I am not collecting at this time so I thought maybe someone else might want it

Added by Dawn on January 20, 2013 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Finally got my all original 1974 lava lite delivered

It's a truly awesome lava lamp.  They definitely don't make them like like they used to. 

Added by Paul on January 19, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Could use some guidance with the retro formula experiments.... Please help!

I have been working with the Retro recipe to refill an older lamp, as well as build a homemade colossal lamp out of a 3 gallon carboy, or glass jug, suitable for brewing.  I have had some success getting the smaller lamp to run well, but on both projects, the ooze does stick to the glass!  So that's the first issue; how to stop the sticking.  I have read about the varying levels of success using clarifying shampoo.  Does this really work? There seem to be mixed…


Added by Bowen Swersey "Tinker Jack" on January 1, 2013 at 10:48am — 1 Comment

Mathmos "How To" Movie

Film about the production of a Mathmos Lava Lamp.


Added by Morbius on November 5, 2012 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Thanks to those who reached out

I live another day. God and the Angels were watching over me during this natural disaster. I lost all possessions yet still have my blessing of life. It's a treasure that can never be replaced! I'm so grateful for all my friends and those who have reached out no matter what size it was. Everything counts and everything is appreciated. Love to all you guys! OK back to ripping up roots to try and replant then somewhere else. C  ya! 

Added by WeeboTech on November 2, 2012 at 10:07am — 4 Comments

Cheap Lava...And it works...

Bed, Bath and Beyond has the 12oz Lava lamps on sale for $9.99. I picked up a couple for experiments. Fired them up, both are clear and behaving, so far...


32oz Designer is $19.99


Added by Morbius on October 13, 2012 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments


On a hunch, I decided to try and spray some stripper onto an UNpainted lamp. I just couldn't figure out why in the world only the inside of the cap anodised! I knew why the base didn't, and that's because I didn't connect the power correctly, but the cap? My friend who is helping me said something about aluminum being pre-anodised sometimes in order to seal it to keep it from oxidizing...but how did they anodise it without getting ALL of it? There must be something sprayed on…


Added by Loren on September 27, 2012 at 11:30pm — 6 Comments

Misadventures in Modding Pt. III


Throughout this entire venture, there have definitely been ups and downs. Here lately though, it seems like there have been way more downs than ups! First I hear that the mail ruined Bridget's lamp. :( She did all she could to try and salvage it, but it just got worse. I'm in the process of fixing that for her, but in the meantime I was trying to anodise, and finishing up Drew's third lamp. First off, it would NOT stop raining long enough for me to paint! I FINALLY got a brief…


Added by Loren on September 18, 2012 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

Let the anodizing commence!

Yay! My power supply finally came! It was the fourth one, and hopefully the last. As soon as I opened it, though...my heart sank. The bottom of the unit was so bowed out that it wouldn't sit flat on the table. The face place sits very loosely on the front, and the metal cover is warped! Worst thing about it is, the box was completely un-dented. Whomever packed my power supply saw it in that state, and packed it anyway. I could have screamed.

But instead I mashed the bowed bottom back…


Added by Loren on September 14, 2012 at 9:59pm — 1 Comment

Stuff and more Stuff

I'm going to try to retrain as a Vet, so I am moving my art stuff into a cheaper studio space. I'm going to sell a bunch of stuff including some lamps. I will bung some pictures up when I have time and direct folk to E-bay. I will probably just sell here in the UK, but I have one or two things that might be worth shipping.

Added by D Newnham on August 29, 2012 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Just ordered the anodizing dyes!


And now I can offer a much more definitive list of colors that will be available. :) All of these can be varied from light to dark, but here is the list of default colors:








Added by Loren on August 10, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Look what I picked up today!!!


Yay! We got back from Atlanta with them a little while ago. :)

Damn things wound up costing an extra SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS.

I think we got fleeced on that...it was like having to buy them twice...once in China, and once in the US.

But I'm still not going to charge more than I said I was, I'm just not going to be able to do this again probably. The…


Added by Loren on July 17, 2012 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

Just checking in...

It's been a while since I updated my progress, so I thought I should, since I have a minute to myself for a change. :p My partner and I finally got my dad all moved into his assisted living condo, and in a week, the big move into the new house can begin! I've been so tired and so busy. :(

But I'm taking a day off today. It WAS a good thing, but then I started working on the website again. Now I remember why I was glad to begin moving really heavy furniture, as a break from all this!…


Added by Loren on June 8, 2012 at 3:20pm — 6 Comments

Why I like lava lamps

My reply to https://oozinggoo.ning.com/forum/topics/why-do-you-like-lava-lamps? , I think I'll just leave this here ;)

The ever-changing interplay of motion and color.  The steady, patient rise to the top, a brief rest then back down for a rest at the bottom.  Light and glowing underneath with a shadow at the top, shading from dark to light, and light to dark.…


Added by Keith on May 7, 2012 at 5:43am — 2 Comments

Website Woes

I've given up on a website. I thought I could do it myself, but I can't. All I'm getting is frustrated.

I simply do not have the money to pay someone to make this website for me.

So all of this was for nothing.

And I'm a ****ing idiot.

Added by Loren on May 4, 2012 at 2:39am — 17 Comments

Lava story telling photo's.

Here are a couple of images from the Lava Lamp Storytelling Forest that I did a couple of months ago. My colleague Amanda told stories to people as they rested on the bean bags. I helped out by wafting the audience with board, sprinkling them with glitter…


Added by D Newnham on April 23, 2012 at 5:48am — 2 Comments

My First Mod Job

It's just for practice, you understand...and since this lamp wound up being free, I just took it apart and learned how to replace the cord easily for painting or anodizing. :)

The first image is the way it arrived, then I (finally) got the top and cap off, stored the yellow glitter, and put a fluorescent blue/blue gookit. I still haven't rewired it yet though,…


Added by Loren on April 20, 2012 at 12:32am — 1 Comment

Building up my stock 002 - More Spray Paint

Yay. :) Slowly but surely, I'm building up the colors I need. Spray paint is expensive. @_@

That's crimson, orange, and yellow gloss, metallic gunmetal, and metallic bronze. :) That brings my metallic colors up to 8, and the…


Added by Loren on April 14, 2012 at 9:50am — No Comments

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