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Sticking wax solution?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kensington Sep 22. 22 Replies

I posted about this a while back but the trail has gone a bit cold, so to speak.Just wondered if anyone had any success in finding a ‘hands on’ approach to solving the sticking wax issue that seems…Continue

Mathmos Astro - sticking wax?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BR4X Apr 21. 5 Replies

I touched on this in another thread, but with that now ‘buried’ thought it might be worth starting a separate thread for this issue.

 I recently swapped the master-fluid between two Astro bottles a…Continue

Fluid swap? (Mathmos Astro)

Started this discussion. Last reply by lampfancy Apr 12. 22 Replies

Hello - Just a bit of an appeal for information for anyone who has experience of lamp bottle ‘transplants’ (particularly Mathmos)Have never been much of a 'tamperer', but having recently received a…Continue

New Mathmos Colour Combinations!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Nov 27, 2020. 46 Replies




As has been rumoured for a while I think, Mathmos confirmed today on their Facebook page that new colourways are to be released across the range in the coming weeks, starting with…Continue

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lampfancy replied to Jezza's discussion Get ready for Saturn
"Or the morally bankrupt reprobates who flout energy efficiency standards, and by extension give a firm middle finger to the earth/environment* to satisfy their twisted lamp fetish

?You decide… 


* perhaps ironic, given with the lava…"
12 hours ago
lampfancy replied to Jezza's discussion Get ready for Saturn
"Imagine it - a dystopian future, where lava lamps can only legally exist in computer generated holographic form, with the acquisition of physical lamps to satisfy the ‘purists’ now an illicit underground trade

heavy…"
13 hours ago
lampfancy replied to Jezza's discussion Get ready for Saturn
"Interesting discussion about lava lamps vs/ energy efficiency, it does makes you wonder about the future of lava lamps and what, if anything, Mathmos may be doing to adapt in the age of impending climate doom, since they seem to have given up in the…"
yesterday
lampfancy replied to Jezza's discussion Collectors and first 100 important announcement.
"Think the combinations they've chosen for the video are a bit jarring, they've got it the wrong way round -  would look better with yellow/ orange on the orange base and violet/pink for the pink base"
Oct 6
lampfancy replied to Jezza's discussion Collectors and first 100 important announcement.
"I don't know, the orange could go quite well with my orange Gritito lampshade..."
Oct 6
lampfancy replied to Jezza's discussion Collectors and first 100 important announcement.
"So it’s two new paint finishes on the Neo, now offered in bright pink or orange - look decent enough, bright colours make a change, reminds me a bit of the neon/ day glow Jets from the ‘90s, probably won’t be rushing to buy…"
Oct 6
lampfancy replied to Jezza's discussion Get ready for Saturn
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Not ‘feeling’ it either, more makeshift sci-fi prop than elegantly resolved design piece, will probably be ruinously expensive anyway.

 Was there not talk of there possibly being more than one new lamp release, so hopefully we might…"
Sep 29
Kensington replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
".After, by the way the lamp,isn’t hazy it’s the tv in the background and hard to get a good pict"
Sep 22
Kensington replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
Sep 22
lampfancy replied to Jezza's discussion Collectors and first 100 important announcement.
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Hmm, I’d keep an eye on eBay for any ‘spares or repair’ bases that might be worth ‘cannibalising’ for the base/fitting/cord, recently came across a listing for a damaged Astro base with the metal body bent/ distorted…"
Sep 12
lampfancy replied to Jezza's discussion Collectors and first 100 important announcement.
"Most companies talk a good game with superficial ‘greenwashing’ rhetoric, but ultimately are far more interested in profit. I suppose the fact they offer replacement components at all puts them ahead of other lamp manufacturers in the…"
Sep 12
lampfancy replied to Jezza's discussion Collectors and first 100 important announcement.
"S’OK - won’t hand over yet more money just yet. Will see what else they come up with, if, as they say there are to be several new finishes, and a new model.

Difficult to disagree about the white up-stand/bases, they don’t suit the…"
Sep 11
lampfancy replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
"Thanks, will give this a try. Have done the second bottle now which seems to be flowing fine, and a ‘re-refill’ of the first bottle having cleaned the glass more throughly, but now the flow issue seems to have gotten worse with the wax…"
Sep 5
Arne replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
"Add glycerin 99,5% in steps of about 1ml until desired flow is achieved. When doing so make sure the lamp has completely cooled down and with glycerin of about the same temperature. If you add cold glycerin to warm fluid it will cloud up...if both…"
Sep 4
lampfancy replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
"OK, so had a ‘stab’ at this yesterday,

The wax poured much easier than I was expecting, so took the opportunity to filter the wax (the wax seemed to have a lot of debris or ‘grit’ which seems another fairly common…"
Aug 30
The Lamp Caretaker replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
"Looking at the photo I thought you had discovered a delicious recipe for Lava Tacos or Lava Enchiladas.  Yummy!"
Aug 30

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My First Lava Lamp was:
Mathmos Jet

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At 11:21pm on February 3, 2017, Modulo '70 said…
Hi lampfancy. A slightly belated welcome to you from a fellow Brit collector and Mathmos fan.
 
 
 

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