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Sticking wax solution?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kensington 21 hours ago. 22 Replies

I posted about this a while back but the trail has gone a bit cold, so to speak.Just wondered if anyone had any success in finding a ‘hands on’ approach to solving the sticking wax issue that seems…Continue

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

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Kensington replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
".After, by the way the lamp,isn’t hazy it’s the tv in the background and hard to get a good pict"
21 hours ago
Kensington replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
21 hours ago
lampfancy replied to Jezza's discussion Collectors and first 100 important announcement.
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Hmm, I’d keep an eye on eBay for any ‘spares or repair’ bases that might be worth ‘cannibalising’ for the base/fitting/cord, recently came across a listing for a damaged Astro base with the metal body bent/ distorted…"
Sep 12
lampfancy replied to Jezza's discussion Collectors and first 100 important announcement.
"Most companies talk a good game with superficial ‘greenwashing’ rhetoric, but ultimately are far more interested in profit. I suppose the fact they offer replacement components at all puts them ahead of other lamp manufacturers in the…"
Sep 12
lampfancy replied to Jezza's discussion Collectors and first 100 important announcement.
"S’OK - won’t hand over yet more money just yet. Will see what else they come up with, if, as they say there are to be several new finishes, and a new model.

Difficult to disagree about the white up-stand/bases, they don’t suit the…"
Sep 11
lampfancy replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
"Thanks, will give this a try. Have done the second bottle now which seems to be flowing fine, and a ‘re-refill’ of the first bottle having cleaned the glass more throughly, but now the flow issue seems to have gotten worse with the wax…"
Sep 5
Arne replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
"Add glycerin 99,5% in steps of about 1ml until desired flow is achieved. When doing so make sure the lamp has completely cooled down and with glycerin of about the same temperature. If you add cold glycerin to warm fluid it will cloud up...if both…"
Sep 4
lampfancy replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
"OK, so had a ‘stab’ at this yesterday,

The wax poured much easier than I was expecting, so took the opportunity to filter the wax (the wax seemed to have a lot of debris or ‘grit’ which seems another fairly common…"
Aug 30
The Lamp Caretaker replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
"Looking at the photo I thought you had discovered a delicious recipe for Lava Tacos or Lava Enchiladas.  Yummy!"
Aug 30
Autumn replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
"That's exactly it. This is caused by their formula not the bottles. There is no way they aren't aware of this and I don't know why they haven't fixed it yet. "
Aug 28
Jezza replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
"I have two io/lunar bottles with sticking wax. A blue green which is really bad and a pink turquoise which is just slightly bad. I also have a blue pink telstar bottle which can be problematic.  As the wax sometimes sticks on the telstar bottle…"
Aug 28
Autumn replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
"Lately for sticky Mathmos lamps I've been pouring the melted wax into large 60ML horticultural syringes and using them to squirt the wax back into the lamps with the master fluid already in them. You could probably find bigger ones, but I…"
Aug 26
Arne replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
"Yes but if the fluid is not too warm (below 20°C) it wont. If you are worried anyway drop the wax in when its cold."
Aug 26
lampfancy replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
"Hmm, does pouring molten wax directly into the fluid not pose the risk of emulsifying/ clouding?"
Aug 26
Arne replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
"One thing that might help is listening to good fullon psytrance during the whole process...I always do and never fucked up so far...probly has something to do with the choice of music."
Aug 26
Arne replied to lampfancy's discussion Sticking wax solution?
"Sure it would but why? Its way easier to do this all in one step and drop the wax into the masterfluid and simply turn it on and wait until it flows. If you drop the wax in without fluid it might smear on the globe and stick again... Why daunting?…"
Aug 26

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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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