I have bought an old Dietz Little Wizard lamp over eBay. Blue
with red glass.
But the lamp had som "minor" damages - a half-glass crack, a stuck
burner gauge, it's "tilted" (i guess it has got a hit...), the wick was
finished. And for the last but worst: the tank is leaking!
I have fixed the burner control by WD40 (5-56 spray), replaced the
wick with a slightly smaller.
Yesterday I tried to repair the leak by using "Elast-o-rub", some kind
of silicone - with a great failure. Paraffin + silicone/elastorub is like
water and soap here...
And another thing for the record: never put masking tape on an old
painted lamp - the color gets off. Now the bottom of the
tank looks more damaged than before.
So what should I repair the tank with? I have heard of epoxy, and
I have also been thinking of electro-soldering.
It's leaking in the bottom, in the border between the bottom plate
and the container, not a small crack, but a fire problem.
Lamp has soooooo nice colour when it's lighted up... (bad me,
tested even if it leaked, he he he...