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Mathmos Astro liquid replacement

Started this discussion. Last reply by john May 3. 3 Replies

I got a couple of old astros from eBay , one had no fluid, the other had cloudy fluid.  Both are the old style bottles with the wide cap.I cycled the cloudy one for a while and it had improved, it…Continue

Metallic Astros back in stock (UK)

Started this discussion. Last reply by MonsoonStorm Apr 9. 2 Replies

Just a head's up that Mathmos have the metallic yellow and red back in stock.I'd had the site open in another tab for a few days and when I clicked on the tab it refreshed and I got a 404, so I have…Continue

PSA: Mathmos UK - Pretty Green

Started this discussion. Last reply by john Mar 28. 3 Replies

Just a heads up to anyone interested,A couple of days ago I ordered a black astro with a blue/pink globe, and the globe that arrived was one of the limited edition Pretty Green ones!  I was…Continue

Tags: edition, limited, Mathmos

Neo Shatterproof coating removal

Started this discussion. Last reply by MonsoonStorm Feb 19. 5 Replies

I was wondering if anyone had tried removing this coating.  I've read that it scratches quite easily so I was wondering about having a go with a glass scraper, or does anyone know of any chemicals…Continue

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MonsoonStorm replied to Alice's discussion Significant Other Complaining About Lamp?
"This is more of a relationship issue than a lamp issue, but I’ll give my thoughts. I personally am a light sleeper, living rurally with no noise/light pollution will do that.  I literally can’t sleep when there’s a light, and…"
Sunday
MonsoonStorm replied to Jezza's discussion New One Day Astro Colours!
"Daytime against a black wall: night time black wall: night time white wall: no idea why it’s putting them all sideways all of a sudden and I’ve given up trying to fix it!"
Sunday
MonsoonStorm replied to Keith's discussion Cost of operating one lava lamp for one year.
"So I decided to run the figures for me in the UK 4 x astro lamps, on roughly 10 hrs a day Works out to £84 a year, or roughly $117. Quite depressing really!"
Sunday
MonsoonStorm replied to Jezza's discussion New One Day Astro Colours!
"a picture of mine flowing in daylight, colors are fairly true to life.  It was just getting going at the time so it’s a bit lazy."
Sunday
MonsoonStorm replied to Jezza's discussion New One Day Astro Colours!
"My blue/orange arrived this morning, and I have to admit it's not the most amazing of combinations I've been fiddling with it in different settings.  I've decided that on a (matt) silver base with a light background it looks…"
Saturday
MonsoonStorm replied to Lava_Head_UK's discussion Lunar / io bottle issues.
"I've had more issues with coils not being seated properly to be honest (not in io, I don't have an io, just in general astro bottles). The two coils seem to seated at angles and I've been unable to get them to lay properly. Perhaps…"
Friday
MonsoonStorm replied to Lamp Addict's discussion Mathmos Astro Metallic
"I must admit the finish appears flawless on mine, so perhaps that was the biggest change You are right about the yellow, it is visible in daylight, I just had it in a room with a lot of windows when I first turned it on!  It would be nice to…"
May 4
john replied to MonsoonStorm's discussion Mathmos Astro liquid replacement
"You could try a mix of glycol propylene triton x as surf and distilled water I've manage to get a old astro bottle and many more to work but it can be a pain you need just the right balance of density to make it might trial and error and there…"
May 3
MonsoonStorm replied to MonsoonStorm's discussion Mathmos Astro liquid replacement
"Hrm, I had a feeling that may be the case. Honestly, it's more that I don't want to waste the old wax, it seems a shame"
May 2
Johnny replied to MonsoonStorm's discussion Mathmos Astro liquid replacement
"Ive never managed to make a fluid work for lava lamps but im pretty sure if you replace the fluid in the old bottle and pour new mathmos ( clear ) liquid in it there a big chance it will either cloud or not flow, as mathmos have changed the formula…"
May 2
MonsoonStorm posted a discussion

Mathmos Astro liquid replacement

I got a couple of old astros from eBay , one had no fluid, the other had cloudy fluid.  Both are the old style bottles with the wide cap.I cycled the cloudy one for a while and it had improved, it isn't perfect but I'm willing to keep cycling for a while to see how it goes.I have bought some deionised water and detergent for the other bottle that had no fluid, I figured I would give that a go, but now I'm wondering whether I should just buy a Black/clear bottle and shift the fluid across in the…See More
May 2
MonsoonStorm replied to Lamp Addict's discussion Mathmos Astro Metallic
"Interesting. What sort of timescale for the bubbling to start happening? I know the coatings are delicate, I do believe they changed them somehow also between the runs though. Will be interesting to see how they hold up."
May 1
MonsoonStorm replied to Lamp Addict's discussion Mathmos Astro Metallic
"I have both My thoughts: They are best when they are the only source of light in a dark room as other light sources will highlight the outer metallic coating making it harder to see the lava They kinda suck in the summer!  It needs to be dark…"
May 1
MonsoonStorm replied to Steve Sag's discussion Crestworth princess/rocket, recent purchase.
"I'd say it would be worth contacting mathmos directly.  I'm sure they'll take an interest given the rarity of these."
Apr 25
MonsoonStorm replied to Darren's discussion Loft find!
"The lava can take 1-2 hrs to start moving.  I’ve never had a crestworth so I can’t say for certain. as far as I know, the Astro bottles will fit (look under “spares and repairs” on the Mathmos website).…"
Apr 11
MonsoonStorm replied to Darren's discussion Loft find!
"Crestworth lantern, worth a pretty penny! Nice find :)"
Apr 11

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