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    Bubble Bath - Any Favourites?

    Following the keen interest in aftershaves, I thought Iíd widen it to bubble bath.

    I used to always be a Radox fan, but having tried Mr. Matey itís fecking sublime, and a winner everyone should have in their man cupboard.

    I did try layering, and found the Matey over Radox was better than the other way around. But, Iím still a one bubble bath man myself.

    Keen to get more into this and learn from the forum.

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    The trick to good bubbles is getting the speed of the water right. Too slow and decent bubbles won't form, too fast and they'll be too big and unstable. I'd suggest a flow rate of no more than 0.3 l/s for peak bubble longevity.
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    Bubble bath is for women. Real men have vintage collectibles:


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    Some of the Star Wars stuff sometimes appears on Sales Corner.......
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    Lasts for ages.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    Some of the Star Wars stuff sometimes appears on Sales Corner.......
    High quality Dr Who stuff occasionally appears.

    Edit: ah, Lampoc's pic didn't appear first time for me.

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    Got to be Matey hasnít it?


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    Swarfega

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lampoc View Post
    Bubble bath is for women. Real men have vintage collectibles:

    ďBelieved to be vintageĒ

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    I bathe in Unicorn Milk 🦄

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    I recently rediscovered Badedas. Astonished that it's still in production in exactly the same packaging etc. Bathing in that is like taking a trip back to the seventies. Wonderful stuff.

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    Anyone else remember this badboy?


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    Bubble Bath - Any Favourites?

    Capful of Dettol.

    Will have you,smelling fresh and Sparkling clean


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    I used to like the original source but you canít get it any more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claret67 View Post
    Capful of Dettol.

    Will have you,smelling fresh and Sparkling clean


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    Remember that as a child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    Anyone else remember this badboy?

    Yes but I remember it being called linco beer? My brother and I used to make a hole in the lid with a pin, made a great water pistol like the original jif lemon. In fact Iím sure we used to do that as toddlers sharing the bath back in the 70ís!


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    Quote Originally Posted by RobDad View Post
    Yes but I remember it being called linco beer? My brother and I used to make a hole in the lid with a pin, made a great water pistol like the original jif lemon. In fact Iím sure we used to do that as toddlers sharing the bath back in the 70ís!
    Funnily enough I donít recall any brand name, just remembered the orangey brown bottle that was, as you said, highly squeezable! Hadnít thought of it in, crikey, 40 years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    The trick to good bubbles is getting the speed of the water right. Too slow and decent bubbles won't form, too fast and they'll be too big and unstable. I'd suggest a flow rate of no more than 0.3 l/s for peak bubble longevity.
    Little too simplistic. You're forgetting pH and hardness of water have to be taken into account for the perfect foam and bubble. Couple that with surface area and water temperature and it's a rabbits hole of a problem. This is why I tend to bathe in tears of unicorns. Lovely and soft and don't miss the bubbles



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    Quote Originally Posted by Peck View Post
    ďBelieved to be vintageĒ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweepinghand View Post
    Erm certainly not a bubble bath holder from Asda
    It's a high quality collectors item
    Certainly not any kind of container

    Goods are sold

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    Quote Originally Posted by subseastu View Post
    Little too simplistic. You're forgetting pH and hardness of water have to be taken into account for the perfect foam and bubble. Couple that with surface area and water temperature and it's a rabbits hole of a problem. This is why I tend to bathe in tears of unicorns. Lovely and soft and don't miss the bubbles



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    Of course, you are correct. I was basing my post on my experience of lovely Scottish and Northern Irish soft water, having long banished from my memory the nightmare of trying to get good bubbles in Hampshire. Those were dark times.

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    I get stood in the garage covered in snow foam and washed off with the pressure washer turned down low, once a month is quite enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    Of course, you are correct. I was basing my post on my experience of lovely Scottish and Northern Irish soft water, having long banished from my memory the nightmare of trying to get good bubbles in Hampshire. Those were dark times.
    Dark indeed. In North West Leicestershire we essentially have chalk coming out of our taps. I'm happy to shoulder the burden though.

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    Try Champagne. Lots of bubbles and you can drink it too!


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    Bisto !


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    Now look lads this is not mumsnet or even the roman empire.....

    It's Ok to discuss your shaving afters in public but really I think those private times when one is playing with one's rubber duck should be kept private.

    One should only ever entertain good quality Carbolic soap and thassit !!


    Also, It is felt to be totally unrelistic to have bubbles during the playing of submarines and cruisers - whoop.. whoop.


    If you must have bubbles then f....


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    Quote Originally Posted by RAFF View Post
    Try Champagne. Lots of bubbles and you can drink it too!


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    Just donít be tempted to wee in it.

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    I hold the traditional northern view that bubble bath is for women.......my dad told me that and he was never wrong. However, thereís an excellent reason for using it. If you like a long soak in a hot bath, bubble bath can be used to create a later of insulating bubbles on top of the water. This makes a huge difference to the rate of cooling, the water stays hot for ages.

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    Have tried Lush Bath Bombs which look pretty but useless for bubbles. Waitrose own stuff is decent at about £3.50 for 500ml

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