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Lava Lamps Part 5: Mathmos Astro Baby Blue/Red at Daytime

This is my mathmos astro baby. i got it from ebay and as you can see on the picture, it was in a bad condition. but after changing the water and cleaning eve...

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Comment by Freund333 on April 20, 2012 at 2:36pm

I used food color. it seems to work. but like i said in my other video, if you have the original water where the color has faded, food color doesn't work. after 3-4 day the color will be faded again. so the original mathmos water has something else in it that is causing the food color to fade.

Comment by Aladdin 2 Lava on April 20, 2012 at 12:26pm

Great restoration and video.

The flow looks fine to me, what did you use to tint the water ?

Comment by Erin on April 20, 2012 at 8:44am

Ha! Your song in the middle of the video. LOL

Comment by Freund333 on April 20, 2012 at 7:45am

Maybe it has something to do with the point when you add the soap and the salt. first i fill the globe with maybe a quarter of water. than i add one drop of soap and a glass of water with the dissolved salt in it and than i fill the rest of the globe.

Comment by Erin on April 20, 2012 at 7:32am

Hmmm. Interesting. I've tried both distilled and tap water. I cleaned out the globe, but it still sticks in spots. I'll have to try again. Thanks for the tips. I'm watching your video now. 

Comment by Freund333 on April 20, 2012 at 7:30am

But no distilled water. cause everybody is telling you to use it but i just had problems with it. and it really has to be the right amount of soap and salt and maybe also the right kind of salt. and maybe it also has something to do with the softness of your water. 

Comment by Erin on April 20, 2012 at 7:26am

Thanks. I will check that out. Sounds very familiar to what I'm trying - dish soap and salt. 

Comment by Freund333 on April 20, 2012 at 7:22am

Take a look at my Astro cleaning problems video. i used to have the same problem every time i used distilled water. so now i just use regular drinking water from the faucet. than i add one drop (literally) one drop of dishwashing soap and some salt that you use for nose showers. i don't know if you have that kind of salt in your country.

Comment by Erin on April 20, 2012 at 7:02am

Yes, what did you add to the water. I am trying to replace the water in one of my old Centuries, but now the wax is sticking to the sides of the globe. Did you have this problem?

Comment by Freund333 on April 20, 2012 at 1:36am

What do you mean how? I just changed it. Or do you mean what i put in the water to get this flow?

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