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Mathmos Astro - sticking wax?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BR4X Apr 21. 5 Replies

I touched on this in another thread, but with that now ‘buried’ thought it might be worth starting a separate thread for this issue.

 I recently swapped the master-fluid between two Astro bottles a…Continue

Fluid swap? (Mathmos Astro)

Started this discussion. Last reply by lampfancy Apr 12. 22 Replies

Hello - Just a bit of an appeal for information for anyone who has experience of lamp bottle ‘transplants’ (particularly Mathmos)Have never been much of a 'tamperer', but having recently received a…Continue

New Mathmos Colour Combinations!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Nov 27, 2020. 46 Replies




As has been rumoured for a while I think, Mathmos confirmed today on their Facebook page that new colourways are to be released across the range in the coming weeks, starting with…Continue

Mathmos Customer Survey

Started Aug 11, 2020 0 Replies


Just thought this might be of interest to some members here, Mathmos are currently running a customer survey, seeking feedback on how products/ services might be improved, perhaps they are listening…Continue

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lampfancy replied to Jezza's discussion New One Day Astro Colours!
"Just thought I would bump this as a reminder that the one day bottle is running today, for anyone that is interested in buying"
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lampfancy replied to Jezza's discussion New One Day Astro Colours!
"Well, it's official now - the run will be for blue/ orange. Ho-hum...Hopefully the Telstar/ Astrobaby specials will yield some interesting colour options (and that the interesting one actually wins the poll)"
Apr 27
lampfancy replied to Jezza's discussion New One Day Astro Colours!
"Not anything in the way of an ‘official announcement’ so far, but blue/ orange seems to lead in the Facebook poll, I’m not on Instagram so can’t check that."
Apr 26
lampfancy replied to Jezza's discussion New One Day Astro Colours!
"You can’t get what you want all the time I suppose, the ‘one-day-one-offs’ seem a reasonable compromise, if there’s decent participation then there will likely be more in future.

Anyway - poll update, if anyone's…"
Apr 23
lampfancy replied to Jezza's discussion New One Day Astro Colours!
"Hoping for violet/green also, probably won't bother otherwise. Blue/orange seems to be winning so far on facebook. If they are available as full lamps this time then I hope you can get them with other bases rather than the standard chrome,…"
Apr 23
BR4X replied to lampfancy's discussion Mathmos Astro - sticking wax?
"I think we lost her lol"
Apr 21
john replied to lampfancy's discussion Mathmos Astro - sticking wax?
"The batch can be different sometimes what I do is to clean the bottle and it does help also to heat the bottle your adding the liquid too this can stop all sticky for sure. I would take liquid out heat wax clean the bottle completely with distilled…"
Apr 21
BR4X replied to lampfancy's discussion Mathmos Astro - sticking wax?
"Then just separate, clean and refresh. Lava lamps can be tricky, you’d be way better off replacing/ returning. If you do want to pop it open, do your research first. "
Apr 18
Coolsox replied to lampfancy's discussion Mathmos Astro - sticking wax?
"Don’t add any more chemicals!  The sticking is a known problem with the current formula. Your bottle switch has probably set off enough paranoia for you to notice the sticking, but would almost certainly have been there before. "
Apr 18
BR4X replied to lampfancy's discussion Mathmos Astro - sticking wax?
"I hope someone gives you a better solution, but this is the best method I know of. (you may be able to boil the globe. never tried. can not recommend. wait to see if anyone else can verify) 1. Store the master fluid 2. melt / store wax 3. clean…"
Apr 14
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Mathmos Astro - sticking wax?

I touched on this in another thread, but with that now ‘buried’ thought it might be worth starting a separate thread for this issue.

 I recently swapped the master-fluid between two Astro bottles a blue/ pink and violet/ turquoise, so now have a violet/pink and blue/ turquoise - since the swap though both bottles now seem to have flow issues, namely that wax tends to stick around the sides of the bottle particularly towards the bottom, creating a sort of ‘tide line’ around the base and…See More
Apr 14
lampfancy replied to lampfancy's discussion Fluid swap? (Mathmos Astro)
"Worried now, I don’t recall the wax sticking prior to the fluid swap, and now that I check I can see that I actually have a third bottle marked with the same batch no, which doesn’t seem to have this issue.

I think I read somewhere that…"
Apr 12
lampfancy replied to MonsoonStorm's discussion Metallic Astros back in stock (UK)
"Good to know - kind of wish they would offer more colour options thoughWould love to see an all copper variant, and purple wax!"
Apr 9
Jezza replied to lampfancy's discussion Fluid swap? (Mathmos Astro)
"Unfortunately sticky wax is something that has been plaguing bottles ever since they moved to their new factory. I've bought about 12 bottles since the move and most of them have sticky wax problems.  Maybe it's new manufacturing…"
Apr 8
lampfancy replied to lampfancy's discussion Fluid swap? (Mathmos Astro)
"Also noticed there seems to be another issue, not sure wether or not this is related to the fluid swap or not, but I notice that both bottles when flowing seem to have some wax sticking to the sides near the bottom forming a sort of ‘tide…"
Apr 8
MonsoonStorm replied to lampfancy's discussion Fluid swap? (Mathmos Astro)
"No worries, What I might do is take more photos in a week or so (and possibly every so often thereafter) to see if I can notice a difference. It's gone colder here again so my lamps are running a bit cool at the minute  - this room…"
Apr 8

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At 11:21pm on February 3, 2017, Modulo '70 said…
Hi lampfancy. A slightly belated welcome to you from a fellow Brit collector and Mathmos fan.
 
 
 

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