Why won't my bubble fluid blow bubbles?

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Offline Sandysounds

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Why won't my bubble fluid blow bubbles?
« on: 20/05/2009 02:06:55 »
I am having severe problems with bubble fluid, both in a bubble machine and hand held blowers. After a while of usage, the bubbles stop! With the machine, I was making thousands of bubbles.....I left it standing still for an hour (in direct sunlight so not sure if that affected it) and when I turned it on again there was very few bubbles. I have experimented with various different makes of fluid....and the same happens with all of them. I would really appreciate some help on this as I use the bubbles (or try to) as part of my business.

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Re: Why won't my bubble fluid blow bubbles?
« Reply #1 on: 21/05/2009 19:34:00 »
Perhaps the ingredients in bubble mixture are separating after a while and need to be mixed. 

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Re: Why won't my bubble fluid blow bubbles?
« Reply #2 on: 21/05/2009 22:11:02 »
Is the mixture drying out a bit? It might be worth adding a little water and seeing if that helps.
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Re: Why won't my bubble fluid blow bubbles?
« Reply #3 on: 26/05/2009 10:52:07 »
thanks for your suggestions.
The fluid isn't drying out......but I will try stirring it after standing and see if that makes any difference.

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Why won't my bubble fluid blow bubbles?
« Reply #4 on: 26/05/2009 14:03:39 »
Is it too warm? When the temperature rises the viscosity drops and this might mean that it's become too low to hold the film together.

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Why won't my bubble fluid blow bubbles?
« Reply #5 on: 26/05/2009 17:36:28 »
I agree with Chris.

You could try making your own solutions. I don't have a recipe to hand but I'm sure you can google it. The best bubbles I have ever seen were at the experimentorium in Denmark. They said their recipe was a secret. Shucks!
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Why won't my bubble fluid blow bubbles?
« Reply #6 on: 26/05/2009 19:59:06 »
Steve Spangler has a secret recipe bubble mix, yours for $12.95 (makes 4 litres) ...

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http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/product/1424
« Last Edit: 26/05/2009 20:03:39 by RD »