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Slowing Mathmos Baby/Telstar bottle

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Williams Jan 16. 6 Replies

Dear fellow site members, I'm new to asking questions on the site, but hope one of you can help.  I would imagine Mathmos lava to be slightly different thanUSA Lava Brand types, and wondered if…Continue

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Andrew Williams replied to Andrew Williams's discussion Slowing Mathmos Baby/Telstar bottle
"Thats a great help Johnny, thanks so much. Your instructions make me think that the original so called 'acceleration fluid' that Crestworth Limited (pre Mathmos) used to do, that acted in a very similar way. I will buy some, and see how it…"
Jan 16
Johnny replied to Andrew Williams's discussion Slowing Mathmos Baby/Telstar bottle
"take a small bit of the bottles fluid  when its cold then add few drops of the propylene glycol turn on and see if its made any difference when its heated up, if you put to much in then that can cause the lava to rise and not fall back down,…"
Jan 16
Andrew Williams replied to Andrew Williams's discussion Slowing Mathmos Baby/Telstar bottle
"Hi thanks Johnny, bottle isn't too old, and Iv'e checked bulb wattage, which is 30w, lave works, but just be nice if a bit more lively. What do I do with the propylene glycol? Thank you in advance for any help. Andy"
Jan 15
Johnny replied to Andrew Williams's discussion Slowing Mathmos Baby/Telstar bottle
"If i was you id go and buy online some of the propylene glycol, im guessing your using the correct bulb wattage? also if its a old bottle like 10 or more years older then the wax is gonna be well past its best"
Jan 15
Andrew Williams replied to Andrew Williams's discussion Slowing Mathmos Baby/Telstar bottle
"Hi, this was to speed up lava flow, so it is less sluggish."
Jan 14
Johnny replied to Andrew Williams's discussion Slowing Mathmos Baby/Telstar bottle
"Bit confused if you want to speed the lava flow up OR slow the movement down ?  if ive had a slow flow bottle ive added tiny bit of propylene glycol till happy with the flow, to slow down the movement which now a days with mathmos only blob…"
Jan 14
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Slowing Mathmos Baby/Telstar bottle

Dear fellow site members, I'm new to asking questions on the site, but hope one of you can help.  I would imagine Mathmos lava to be slightly different thanUSA Lava Brand types, and wondered if anyone knew of a simple fix, or additive that I can add to a Mathmos Baby bottle?I remember years ago Crestworth (now Mathmos) used to sell acceleration fluid, as I remember my Auntie buying some in the late 80's early 90's, which when added to the lamp, made it flow like a 'good un'  again.  Guess I'm…See More
Jan 14
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Something Interesting About Me:
I live in Cornwall in the Uk.
Where I Live:
UK
My First Lava Lamp was:
A Hunter my Gran bought me for Christmas from a local department store in the late 70's.
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
I have bought and sold many lamps over the years, now only own 5 or 6.
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
I have owned a Mathmos fireball, and a Lunar. Unfortunately I sold dueto down sizing.
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