So, I kitted my first mathmos last night. I had an older globe with shot wax, so I went for it. My problem seems to be heat. When I refilled it, and let it ruin for 6 hours, the wax mostly melted, but was left with a thin skin on the top of the "dome", but it never fully melted. I've looked around for brighter bulbs to put in, and have a couple of 40w ones coming in the mail.
I'm sure people have kitted mathmos lamps before - what did you do to get them flowing?
If it's a 52 oz or close to it you will need a 60 watt with a dimmer to get it to flow........
What stock bulb do they come with?
Can you get the same size/type reflector bulb in a high wattage? like say 45 watt or even 60 watt reflector? then you can use your dimmer....goo kits that normally would run on a 40 need a 60 so that's a difference of 20 watts. You have to have the dimmer about 3/4's of the way up, so i'm gonna estimate that you need to go like 15 watt's higher for a goo kit to flow properly. This is why I don't want to kit my clearview. I'd rather use glitter. I can't go too hot with a bulb in the clearview because i'm afraid i'll melt the plastic and it could be a potential fire hazard.