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Confetti Gemlite - Rookie Mistake - Glitter Knowledge Appreciated

To make a long stupid story short - a little bit of water got mixed with my pink confetti gemlite fluid and now the flakes are just sitting on the top with no flow.

What are my options here?

I will now go sulk in the corner :-(

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Thanks for the laugh!

Man, I am so used to a tiny bit of water having no affect on my lava that I did not even think about my actions.

Won't make that mistake again!

Your welcome

\You have nothing to lose,

replace and add some propylene glycol

If you aren’t comfortable tinkering yourself, Marcel has square glitter kits that look exactly like the original confetti glitter. 

Claude - I have a gallon of PG and will try that tonight. So the confetti lamps are not solvent based?

Michael - thank you very much! If the PG doesn't fix the problem then I will contact him.

Short story / question. part of the reason I F'ed up here was because when I transferred the confetti fluid to a clean consort globe the flakes really stuck to the side on the cleaned bottle (scrubbed and soaked in alcohol). I rinsed the bottle with some surf / DI water and thought that would prevent the sticking beforehand but obviously without success.

Any suggestion / feedback on why the glitter was sticking?

Boy, the fluid in these lamps is super dense.

Straight glycerin floats right to the top!

Time to find Marcel

its not lava. should of coated the bottle with something else

I would ask what I should have coated it with but I based on the fact that I will never attempt this again, no need!

When you fill it with glitter,m just coat it with the actual glitter juice, nothing else

I have opened a lot of glitter bottles outside and all seem to have their own combination of fluids unless the lamp comes from the same manufacturer.  Thing about the older glitter lamps like the one you mentioned are primarily made of Perchloroethylene and can be seriously harmful if inhaled. Always make sure you're in a well vented area or outside whenever you open the bottle. The fluid also reeks like crazy unlike most others. You can buy a replacement kit like I did but they don't always work out.  I spent 350.00 for two glitter lamps and after a year of normal use the water became a pee yellow color and the glitter flakes were completely stripped of their chromatic halo coating leaving me with clear mylar flakes. Bumer-Rama.  Both grandes now sit in my basement waiting for the day when I have the time to dump the contents out so I can  refill with a goo kit. It was painful to watch because they were my favorite glitter lamps until this happened. Older glitter lamps flakes rarely seem to lose their coating so make sure you keep every last flake if you plan to use them again.  They can be used with other lamps liquids and do rather well. 

Correct! all glitter is nto the same and depending on the harshness of the fluid, it wil deteriorate, I had a whole collection of 14" in every color and gradually they all either changed color from expansion cap leakage or yellowed with age.

I do know that you should use a solvent resistant glitter like such.

I have yet to experiment with them and propylene glycol for slow-moving glitter

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The Lamp Caretaker said:

I have opened a lot of glitter bottles outside and all seem to have their own combination of fluids unless the lamp comes from the same manufacturer.  Thing about the older glitter lamps like the one you mentioned are primarily made of Perchloroethylene and can be seriously harmful if inhaled. Always make sure you're in a well vented area or outside whenever you open the bottle. The fluid also reeks like crazy unlike most others. You can buy a replacement kit like I did but they don't always work out.  I spent 350.00 for two glitter lamps and after a year of normal use the water became a pee yellow color and the glitter flakes were completely stripped of their chromatic halo coating leaving me with clear mylar flakes. Bumer-Rama.  Both grandes now sit in my basement waiting for the day when I have the time to dump the contents out so I can  refill with a goo kit. It was painful to watch because they were my favorite glitter lamps until this happened. Older glitter lamps flakes rarely seem to lose their coating so make sure you keep every last flake if you plan to use them again.  They can be used with other lamps liquids and do rather well. 

Most fast flowing old Glitter Lamps use PERC. This is really bad stuff and can cause cancer.

Other formulas are agressive to the glitter flakes and will destroy them over time.

In our GlitterKit www.goolamp.com
We use a High quality Glitter made in Germany which will live forever in our liquid.

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