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VE Day
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I have a Fantasio Appearing Cane that I am using in a theatre show during the summer. The cane is shiney black with about an inch of white plastic tip at the top and a small solid plastic ferule at the bottom.
I am hoping to paint the white tips gold so that it matches the other canes that are used by characters in the show. I can then switch the Appearing Cane easily without it looking different to the other canes in the show. Also I think the white tips make it look a bit cheap whereas a gold tip would make it look more classy in my opinion.

Please does anyone know what is the best gold paint to use on the white flexible tip so that it does not destroy the special appearing properties of the cane? I don't want to ruin the cane by applying the wrong sort of paint.
Or would it be better to colour the white end using gold shiney paper glued on with paper gum?

Hope someone can advise please. Thank you.
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Try this. It's a UK company, too.
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Fantasio told me to use Krylon fusion plastic paint. It may have to be occasionally repainted but it should bond to the plastic. Use very light coats.

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I was going to suggest Krylon Fusion Paint also, but I don't know if it is available where you are located. It does adhere well to plastics. You could use gold, self-adhesive prism paper. I know I have seen it in the past, but I do not have a source for it.

Of course you wouldn't be able to use the self-adhesive tape on the bottom part of the cane, but you might try a gold, permanent marker. Or, a gold paint-pen. In fact, I suggest trying the gold marker on the top first. It may work on that part too. If it doesn't, you will be covering it up with something anyway.

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I have used Acrylic paint and a brush to paint my Fantasio cap and tip, and I have used a gold coloured paint too.
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How about using gold adhesive stickers? Since it's on the outside of the white knob,it shouldn't interfere with the workings
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