Yes, real mess. There is gooey lava all over a small kinda solid core like soap sitting in water. It was a mess and took forever to get it all out. After running I found I took too much out. The wax needs some gunk to be soft enough to glow properly. Tonight I took out some of the hard wax and added the wax from a 52z and some of the gunk. It's slow cooking to combine now. I'll refill Thursday night then run. If the wax is still not right I'm tossing it.
I am determined and feel good about this last batch o wax. We'll know when we know and it'll be soon!
You be da bomb gal! My Hero! All the lava boyz want to marry you.
For my other 3 cloudy filled with gunk Grandes I'm going just dump them then fill one with 5 52z's and the other 2 I'm going with Lava Louie. I'm stilll dealing with getting the wax right on the first Grande, 10 days in. Took all the gunk out and the wax is too hard. It needs some gunk. Melting hard and soft together as I write. I'll give 'em a good slow simmer to combine well, rest overnight, then refill and check the flow. I'll let you know how it goes.
You go gurl. YOU ARE MY LAVA HERO.
Best of luck with those alien lamps - I am sure you'll get one of them!
Your liquor lamps are cool - looks like a lot of work!
Let me know how it went with those alien lamps - fingers crossed!
I checked with my friend. He does have the alien and the topper, but he's not parting with either one of them. Sorry. I did check the prices of these when they came out and not only the lamps but also the toppers were going for major bucks (at least $50 per topper and about $100 per lamp). Maybe just go ahead and pick one of these up for now. Try your best to get a topper later.
Best of luck! - Let me know what happens.