LAVA LAMP REPLACEMENT WAX INSTRUCTIONS

INSTRUCTIONS

Equipment/Supplies Needed

 

  • Quart or Pint of our replacement wax
  • Stove/hotplate
  • Deep Large wide Pan
  • Insulated Gloves (preferably with sticky grip fingers)
  • Bottle Brush or Equivalent
  • Pyrex measuring cup
  • Dawn dish soap or bottle of Claudes's Cleaner-available in our store
  • Replacement bottle caps
  • Table Top Bottle cap machine
  • Distilled Water (as required)
  • Cooking thermometer (optional)|

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CLEANING A GLOBE
Open Globe
Dispose of master fluid in globe.
Set the globe that needs to be prepared in water bath.
Fill water in the pan accordingly so the globe does not float or tip over while heating.
Heat until boiling and then turn to simmer to maintain temperature.

WEAR GLOVES
The globe will be hot to the touch and burn your hands.
When the wax is melted in the globe, remove the globe from pan.
Dispose of the wax accordingly in a appropriate disposable container.
(DO NOT pour it down the drain)

Remove the coil rinse in hot water, and set aside.

Take the Pyrex measuring cup and pull some of the hot water from the pan.
Carefully pour it into the empty globe-use funnel is necessary.
Dump Hot fluid

Take the Pyrex measuring cup and pull some of the hot water from the pan.
Carefully pour it into the empty globe-use funnel is necessary.
Add 2tsp Dawn Dishwashing soap.
(DO NOT SHAKE-It WILL splatter out and the water will burn)
Scrub the globe inside with a bottle brush.
Dump hot soap fluid.

Rinse again with hot water from pan.
Dump Fluid.
Set aside and Let Cool 10 min.
Run hot water in sink until fully hot.
Rinse thoroughly with hot water from tap until globe is clean and suds are gone.
DO NOT USE COLD WATER - it could crack the globe!

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REPLACEMENT WAX INSTRUCTIONS

NEVER USE A MICROWAVE TO HEAT WAX
It will overheat portions of the wax while the rest remains solid thus exceeding the recommended temperature.
It also makes the wax dangerously hot and will melt the container.
A microwave will also change the delicate chemical properties of the ingredients and waxes.

ALWAYS USE A WATER BATH to heat lava waxes and have PROPER VENTILATION

Heat @ 4/5” inches of water in the pan until boiling and then turn to simmer to maintain temperature
IMPORTANT: Loosen lid on Wax Container so it can vent
Keeping the lid sitting loose on top of the container will help contain the chemical odors
ALWAYS USE PROPER VENTELATION WHEN USING WAX/GOO
Set the wax container in water bath
Add or remove water to the pan accordingly so the water level is at the proper level so the wax container does not float, tip over, or fully evaporate.

PREPARE GLOBE
Wear gloves and use proper ventelation
With Funnel, add @1”+ of SLES to cleaned empty globe
Holding your cap over the opening, gently tilt and roll the globe back and forth.
COMPLETELY COAT THE INSIDE OF THE GLASS
DO NOT SHAKE CONTENTS
Dump remainder of the SLES into the bottle for future use and adjusting flow
Wash funnel

Note: I suggest you do not let any time elapse during these next steps, we find it best to add molten lava to a globe that is freshly coated with SLES to avoid sticking

USE GLOVES
When the container of wax mixture is fully melted, remove the container with the molten wax from the pan of water.
Ideal pour temp is 140F-160F
Pour into a Pyrex measuring cup and measure the required amount for the size globe per supplied chart below.

Recommended wax amounts
20oz/14inch lamp      130ML
32oz /17inch lamp     175ML
52oz /16.3inch lamp  220ML
250oz/ Grande          940ML (full quart)

Add dye at this point and stir until melted and color tweaked to your perfection.
If needed, put your Pyrex measuring cup into water bath in order to maintain the wax temperature while the dye is being melted
Use the supplied funnel.
Slowly and carefully add molten wax to globe with a consistent pour
DO NOT STOP once you are pouring
DO NOT OVERFILL

IMPORTANT: Put globe back into pan of water and let it heat on low heat for the next 20 minutes. This will eliminate any bubbles that may have occurred from pouring the hot wax.
Turn off heat.  Add Spring coil
Remove globe on place flat surface to cool completely

Add Distilled water
PLEASE NOTE: First operation of lamp will appear cloudy due to wax ingredient burn-off.
Cycle lamp a few times to clear fluid
If cloudiness persists, after a few cycles, replace distilled water with fresh fluid
Use inks available on our site to color and tint the water to your liking
SUGGESTION: Experiment with custom colors in separate container prior to adding to globe
Cap your Globe and enjoy!
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The amount of SURF will effect the flow of the wax

SUGGESTED SURF AMOUNTS