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    Painting Bases...

    Started by Mary and Ryan in Problems & Questions. Last reply by Arne 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

    I want to paint some of my Aristocrat Bases and Caps. Any ideas for paint or methods? I've never done this before. I want to do a black of some kind... preferably glossy. I heard car paint works well? Any ideas? I need some direction before I go messing stuff up!

    Fantasia lamp sprays

    Started by slbandy in Buy/Sell/Trade Zone. Last reply by Carol 8 hours ago. 2 Replies

    Is anyone making or know of available fantasia replacement glass sprays for the large lamp models? Thanks

    Blue/ Blue Mathmos Appears Blue/ Purple?

    Started by Mathmos Lover in Problems & Questions. Last reply by Markus The Weltron 13 hours ago. 13 Replies

    Hey guys,I have my blue/ blue Mathmos flowing right now. The wax looks purple, why is this? Can someone shed light on why this happens? The wax looks blue when it is cool but when it's running it looks purple. As with all the Mathmos lamps, I have rewired it according to Brad's instructional. I hope to read from you soon, thanks!Continue

    Tags: flow, purple, Mathmos, blue, Blue/

    Squiggle Capri? Help Identify This Lamp

    Started by Heidi in Collecting. Last reply by Heidi 23 hours ago. 3 Replies

    I recently purchased the lamp on the right.  The bottom green felt is stamped Sep 1976. It came with a red/clear globe.  Does anyone have any information on this "squiggle" type finish?  There is a clear coat over the brown paint squiggles. There are more photos in my pictures. …Continue

    Tags: Capri, Squiggle

    Various Lava lamps for sale, need to downsize. Some vintage, some newer, one plasma

    Started by Rich C in Buy/Sell/Trade Zone. Last reply by Rich C yesterday. 24 Replies

    I need to thin the herd a bit.  I took a hard look at the lamps I have and if a lamp didn't get me happy to see it, it went into the "put it up for sale" pile.  Not looking to make a killing, just looking to get them to good homes where they will be enjoyed and appreciated.Shipping will be at cost.1.  Copper Coachlite:  Dated Sept. 1971, green fluid with what I assume started life as white wax which now looks slightly yellowish white.  Flows well with a dimmer.  Overall in nice shape for a 44…Continue

    Anyone have an extra consort bottle?

    Started by Cowmatian in Buy/Sell/Trade Zone. Last reply by Jonas Clark-Elliott yesterday. 2 Replies

    I was at a local store where the guy sells stuff he gets at estate sales and other similar places. I've been going out there since I was just a baby, so the owner knows me, and tries to help me out. I found this Mediterranean base. Its pretty beat up, and the bottle is missing. We looked for about 2 hours for the bottle. His place is huge. It is like 2 basketball court size rooms with stuff just everywhere, nearly stacked to the ceiling. We didn't find it, and he gave me the base. Now I just…Continue

    Tags: bottle, Windsor, consort, Mediterranean

    Official Order Thread!

    Started by Loren in Buy/Sell/Trade Zone. Last reply by Carol yesterday. 297 Replies

    THANKS, OOZING GOO FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND INTEREST OVER THE YEARS!Mandatory post update is MANDATORY.In addition to the modded lamps that I have been selling, I will soon be offering slow glitter in LOOSE form (not contained in one of my lamps)! A lot of you have been asking for a long time now. The glitter contained in that liquid can be ANY shape you choose, and many colors, including prismatic!But for right now, you can design your perfect lamp in lava or glitter, at the following rates:$40…Continue

    Tags: columnar, column, cylinder, 32oz, glitter

    WIN A MATHMOS LAMP or Which finish would you like to see on a mathmos base?

    Started by Arne in Collecting. Last reply by Aladdin 2 Lava on Thursday. 50 Replies

    Since I still have two or three bases left for project-o-fun I though why not ask the community.So is there any finish (nothing like platinum plating or covering in real saphires or so please)you would have liked mathmos to do or you would want to do yourself but dont wanne risk fucking up your precious lamp untill you know it will be as cool as you imagine? Tell me and I'll try. The two or three ones I also like most will be done and I'll make a tutorial how to do yourself if it turns out to…Continue

    Mathmos Astro: too much bubble (hot) in a few hours?

    Started by Luca Lovagnini in Collecting. Last reply by itsy bitsy teeny weeny. on Thursday. 2 Replies

    HI! I'm an italian guy so sorry for my BAD english! I bought my first lava lamp this january, a Mathmos Astro. As often happens, the original bulb was broken, so I subsitituted it with a new one: a Philips 42W bulb that you can see in this photo:However, after a few hours I can see that there too much smal lava bubbles,…Continue

    Tags: astro, mathmos, bulb

    Turquoise Mathmos Shipped

    Started by Mathmos Lover in General Goo. Last reply by Carol on Thursday. 1 Reply

    Hello everyone,I'm just making this to keep everyone updated on my recent order. I just purchased the shipping from forward2me. I should have the package soon. I will keep you all informed and of course post pictures when it's flowing. Thank you for the forward2me tip!!! I would have never known about it if I didn't join here and post.Continue

    Blog Posts

    The Fun Of Fixing Part One: Choose The Right Lamp

    Posted by Markus The Weltron on May 20, 2015 at 3:56pm 2 Comments

    Sometimes you have a thought...

    A thought like "uh, wouldn't it be nice to have a new friend?"…


    ISO Century replacement glass

    Posted by Goo_therapy on March 31, 2015 at 11:27pm 1 Comment

    I have a classic "Century" that cracked. Anyone selling a replacement or a good flowing, used one?

    Lava lamp sound wave machine original and brand new

    Posted by Benn merrett on March 11, 2015 at 6:38pm 0 Comments

    Hi all,

    Quite new to this site.

    I've just started selling off some of my collections and have one item left that I no longer need .

    It's a lava wave machine all original and only checked/been out of the box twice from new to make sure… Continue


    Posted by Craig Harrison on February 17, 2015 at 12:40pm 4 Comments

    Hi all,

    I require a base unit for the above. Earlier this week the lamp stopped working ; switch it on and nothing happens. After a discussion with Mathmos she suggested I try and see if someone here might have one available as they…



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