I wish I had known the shake/break lava 101. Damn.
I then tried to heat, seperate, and eventually now just have sad lava next to my trash can because I can't seem to give it up. I wish I could buy the liquid because I actually have very nice bottles, that's the big bummer. I can't replace the style of bottle. Thus I found this site, but looks like I'd have to buy a bottle and transfer the liquid I think. Hmmmm Thanks for the compassion. Cheers.
I love going to the factory and always found the staff very helpful,I've nearly always got what I've been looking for but cannot get them to make me a clear and white lunar vase even if I signed a waver saying that I wouldn't complain if it eventually became slightly yellowish after a while,I sometimes buy from a guy near me who has a lunar with the colour way I want ,his is crystal clear and the White pristine.
On the subject of what lamps I own I think I have a very good collection from older ones to the more modern Mathmos including non lava ones the one I'm most proud of at the moment is my glitterama petite jardiniere which I found locally made be ex Crestworth workers who set up a rival firm,more can be found out about this on Anthony Voss excellent history of Crestworth/Mathmos.like you I love all my lamps equally but unfortunately don't have the room to display them all.
Nice buy on the rain lamp! Photos to come? I've not seen one verifiably from Italy before; in the US they used to have a reputation for being an Italian thing, through they were actually invented in the USA.
I'm a novice at this stuff, but I hope to gain some knowledge as well as share what I've been up to.
I guess I should jump right in. I've emptied the contents of a store-bought lava lamp into another bottle to fabricate a new custom lava lamp. I know that manufacturers uniformly discourage opening them, and most say that doing so will ruin it. But at the same time, enthusiasts uniformly deny and disregard that directive...Haha. I have already emptied the contents of the store bought lamp into my custom bottle.
What I have seen very little about is the re-capping process. Is it better to do it cold? Or do it while it is hot and in motion? I think if if I cap it cold positive pressure (probably significant) will develop. If I cap it hot, it will draw a vacuum as it cools. One person I found online said you cap it cool and "burp it" as it heats up the first time. I think that would leave me back in the vacuum scenario when it cools again.
Any thoughts or experience on this one? I admit I haven't perused the site much yet so for all know this is the most F.A.Q.