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Posted by: F Clef Left, December 10, 2006, 6:49pm
Sorry, I don't have the answers.  I just need to know where to look for them.  I have several working lamps and one that is comatose.  I'll start another thread later on how to bring that one back to life.

Three of my lamps are foggy, One is an eBay score and (according to the auction pics) acquired the fog during the shipping process.  Another was in storage for a few years and has been foggy ever since I fired it up. The third was working fine until two months ago when it was knocked (while hot) to the floor.  All use a 40-watt standard base bulb and are 16.25" tall with cap.  Sorry, I don't know what model line they come from.  I do know that they are of various ages.

For the past six weeks, I've had them plugged into a timer and have been cycling them (4-hours on,  2-hours off) three times a day with one 6-hour cycle off - still foggy. I even let them spend one night in the freezer before returning them to the cycle timer - still foggy.  These remedies were suggested on other websites dedicated to Lava Lamp enthusiasts.  If anyone has other suggestions, please clue us all in.

- F

Posted by: Mark Goo, December 10, 2006, 9:15pm; Reply: 1
We had copious comments and posts on this wonderful subject with tons of super duper help.  Then Molten Meditation took that advice and made a great step-by-step solution to the "cloudy lava lamp" of "foggy lava lamp" problem here:  http://www.moltenmeditation.com/lava.htm

And what is so cool is that she gives credit to where credit is due:  http://www.oozinggoo.com

MG

Posted by: lavaphish, December 12, 2006, 1:25am; Reply: 2
Nice article about unclouding lamps, but does it work on the US made Lave World type lamps too?  The article seems geared towards UK lamps.
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I agree with cycling the lavas though.
It does really  help.

It cleared my Grande.

They key is patience.
It took a whole year for my Grande to clear up almost completely.

W_J


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I filter globes through cotton wool and a strainer - it makes them go crystal clear after a few filters - if you have a lot to do - it is best to get an electric filter tool which someone posted about a while back.



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Astrobaby, where do you get your cotton wool from again?
I want to get some and filter a couple of cloudy globes that I have.

W_J


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Depending upon what your lava lamp is made from, you can use
A coffee filter,
Filter paper (from some scientific supply house)
Cotton or glass "wool" which you can get in the form of filterfloss (used in aquarium filters) Any pet store should have it, and it is cheap.  Just don't expect any of these to filter fast if the liquids are thick.

Also, if you have one of those older parafin models, they will likely solidify while filtering making a big mess (even if you heat them ahead of time).  Just a word to the wise.  

However, most homemade ones should filter fine.


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