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Message: Posted by: Nala Nosmoht (May 23, 2008 11:34AM)
I've always loved the "Dancing Egg" routine I learned many years ago from the wonderful Irv Weiner. I use it in conjunction with a bowl routine. My problem my old egg looks like an old egg. It's slowly turning grey. I tried spaying one white. But it became too glossy looking. Also bleach or washing didn't do much. I bought a new egg (for silk to egg) but the hole is too large. Any idea on effecting the finish. Or finding that old style smaller opening?
Message: Posted by: Terry Owens (May 23, 2008 02:33PM)
You might try using fine sand paper to go over the egg that looks to glossy. That would rough it up some.
Message: Posted by: kregg (May 23, 2008 03:27PM)
Use a primer like Kilz instead of paint.
Message: Posted by: Stanyon (May 23, 2008 03:40PM)
White shoe polish (liquid).

Cheers! ;)
Message: Posted by: Nala Nosmoht (May 23, 2008 05:03PM)
Hey , some interesting ideas! Thank you
Message: Posted by: George Ledo (May 23, 2008 05:11PM)
Eggs aren't really white -- more like an eggshell white. :)

Seriously, there are hundreds of different colors we call white. If you look at a real (white) egg, you'll see it has a very slight sheen instead of being a flat color. Without getting into custom-mixing a color like we do in theater, I'd suggest getting a can of something like an almond or other slight off-white color and spraying it lightly while using a real egg for reference. I like to use two or more different spray colors, one on top of the other, to get just the color I want.

To finish it, a very light sanding like Terry suggested, with something like a 220 grit paper is a good idea.
Message: Posted by: Lou Hilario (May 23, 2008 05:34PM)
Spray it with dull lacquer finish acrylic epoxy paint.
Message: Posted by: kregg (May 23, 2008 06:58PM)
I think lacquer might be hard to come by in Canada.
Message: Posted by: Darth Ewok (May 23, 2008 08:20PM)
Tester's dull cote. (also used a roughing spray) will take the gloss off anything
Message: Posted by: Nala Nosmoht (May 31, 2008 06:38PM)
There must be an egg out there with a smaller hole than the Silk to egg I bought. The hole is so big when you put your thumb into it to do the "dancing egg" routine it just drops off. Thanks for your suggestions , but I'll try plan "B" , measure the opening and canvas the dealers. Alan
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Jun 2, 2008 10:57PM)
Alan,

The usual problem is quite the opposite. Cheaper eggs have smaller holes.

Contact RJE here on The Café and we can have a ceramic one with a very small hole made for you.

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander