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Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Panussi Jun 27. 25 Replies

The water in the lamps, is it the same for all crestworth lamps or does change depending on the age and type of wax, for example would the water used in my 1963 mk1 lamp that has the liquid wax be…Continue

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Peter Panussi replied to patrick wood's discussion Water
"Aye aye, Sir!"
Jun 27
Arne replied to patrick wood's discussion Water
"Btw if you do succeed figuring the metallic fluid I can only suggest you not to tell A SINGLE PERSON! just be happy about the fact that you are able to buy cheap clouded ones and make them look like mint. since people got to know the glitterball…"
Jun 27
Arne replied to patrick wood's discussion Water
"glycerol isnt the answer, I think the "working but ugly" fluid I made also was glycol and glycerol. hmm...tbh I dont remember If I had this baby soap at that time, I didnt find any suitable soap here for quite some time, maybe you are…"
Jun 27
Peter Panussi replied to patrick wood's discussion Water
"@Arne: Ah, that's sad! You wrote you made a lot of experiments with the fluid for metallic wax, so this must be really tricky and a very special mixture, if even you can't find out... I rently bought one of these cheap  am"Liquid…"
Jun 26
Arne replied to patrick wood's discussion Water
"yes and no. I did figure a fluid which makes the wax go up and down but its different. the shapes are similar to the glitterballs, just balls but nothing like a real flow like the metallis used to have. It might be better than totally cloudy and its…"
Jun 26
patrick wood replied to patrick wood's discussion Water
"Yes the water in the crestworth1963 lamp is the same as the1964, distilled or de-ionised, I used a de-ionised water from Halfords works a treat, then add your washing up liquid of choice to adjust surface tension."
Jun 26
Tim Gill replied to patrick wood's discussion Water
"Going back to the original post - the two lamps in question only have a year difference in production one made in 1964 and one in 1963. Between those lamps only I don't think there would be much difference in the water / master fluid. This is…"
Jun 26
Peter Panussi replied to patrick wood's discussion Water
"Yes, of course I know what pustefix is for, but these Imperial Toy Miracle Bubbles are also for making soap bubbles, and many members use them as surf and are very satisfied with them, so I thought maybe Pustefix could work. I will try it…"
Jun 26
Arne replied to patrick wood's discussion Water
"I didnt try pustefix but the name suggests that its especially for making soap bubbles, so I guess it might result in foam party aa well. another option would be to buy some surf from lava louie. they sell it seperatelt for a few bucks and…"
Jun 26
patrick wood replied to patrick wood's discussion Water
"Will post photos of the three lamps later today."
Jun 26
Peter Panussi replied to patrick wood's discussion Water
"@patrick: Any photos? Would be highly welcomend!"
Jun 25
patrick wood replied to patrick wood's discussion Water
"A big thanks to Arne, just refurbished three lamps using his methods, all working as they should, cheers!"
Jun 25
Peter Panussi replied to patrick wood's discussion Water
"@Arne: I have two more questions, you seem to be a real expert with huge experience in Mathmos-modding. Regarding the needed surfactant you wrote above, that you are using "some kind of soap that doesnt cloud up the water. I use dish washing…"
Jun 25
Peter Panussi replied to patrick wood's discussion Water
"But Arne, didn't you post back in 2011 "I figured the masterfluid for mathmos metallics"? I just bought an Astro metallic, it did't arrive yet, but if it's cloudy I was hoping that you could solve the problem. And regarding…"
Jun 25
patrick wood replied to patrick wood's discussion Water
"Hi, thanks for the update, when you say you changed the masterfluid in the early crestworth lamps, did you use anything else with the water and soap?"
Jun 25
Arne replied to patrick wood's discussion Water
"dont wanne be a dick but theres no way mathmos made any changes through the 70's the name was changed early 90's. I replaced the masterfluid of several creatworth lamps now and they came from 60's to 80's and all worked with…"
Jun 25

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Something Interesting About Me:
retro fan
Where I Live:
Wales
My First Lava Lamp was:
1965 mk2 crestworth
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
1963 mk1 with the original liquid wax, 1964 mk1 with solid wax, 1965 mk2 with solid wax
My Favorite Lava Lamp is:
1963 mk1 crest worth lava lamp original liquid wax
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At 9:20pm on June 19, 2017, Modulo '70 said…
Hi Patrick. A very warm welcome to you from a fellow U.K. Crestworth and Mathmos fan. I've also a Mk 1, Mk 2 etc. Love my Astros.
 
 
 

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