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 Post subject: Soap?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:51 pm 
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I have a self created routine which involves, yes a bar of soap. Recently the soap has been sorta melting and getting sticky (and why couldn't it be sticky in the shower when you actually need to hold it). But any ways, I need some advice on how to stop it from melting. Is there anything that I could put it in to preserve it? Thanks, Drew


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:59 pm 
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drewer wrote:
I have a self created routine which involves, yes a bar of soap. Recently the soap has been sorta melting and getting sticky (and why couldn't it be sticky in the shower when you actually need to hold it). But any ways, I need some advice on how to stop it from melting. Is there anything that I could put it in to preserve it? Thanks, Drew


No I am sorry the one thing man has never produced is a device specifically designed with soap saving as it's primary function. My advice is to keep it away from heat and moisture.

So try vacuum sealing it and refrigerating it. If you don't have a vacuum sealer (like me) just suck the air out of a sandwich bag and taste the soapy goodness.

Also, I REALLY want to see your routine, it sounds AWESOME. It's soap, how could it not be.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:13 pm 
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freeze it?


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 Post subject: Re: Soap?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:32 pm 
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Do you need to use the soap? What i mean is, would it be possible to do the effect with a piece of plaster or something that is made to look like soap? Perhaps you could do a mold and remake your gimmick in a more "weather" resistant substance.


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Do you need to use the soap? What i mean is, would it be possible to do the effect with a piece of plaster or something that is made to look like soap? Perhaps you could do a mold and remake your gimmick in a more "weather" resistant substance.


wax maybe?


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 Post subject: Re: Soap?
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eostresh wrote:
Do you need to use the soap? What i mean is, would it be possible to do the effect with a piece of plaster or something that is made to look like soap? Perhaps you could do a mold and remake your gimmick in a more "weather" resistant substance.



I was actually thinking that could be an option. Do you know of any type of plaster that would look like legitimate soap?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:54 am 
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I saw an effect with soap in my trusty Apocalypse books. It's called "A 'Clean' Trick." (I swear, I'm going to plug those books until somebody listens to me and actually buys them. Then they'll thank me! :D )


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Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. Twice, I tried making a plaster soap but it proved itself too hard (at least for me). I now took cling wrap and wrapped it around it and taped it from the back. It seems to work and shouldn't get sticky.
Thanks, Drew


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 Post subject: Re: Soap?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:41 am 
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Can't you just get another bar of soap?


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 Post subject: Re: Soap?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:53 pm 
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ElConquistador wrote:
Can't you just get another bar of soap?


I could but I'd rather have a permanent solution rather than a new bar that after a month would go "bad".


Last edited by drewer on Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Try candle wax or beeswax instead of plaster.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:56 am 
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Spray it was a clear matte finish. You will be touching the coating not the soap, so therefore it won't melt.


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orcishorde wrote:
Spray it was a clear matte finish. You will be touching the coating not the soap, so therefore it won't melt.



Heat will still be transfered to it and itll melt. Youd need a thicker coat of wax or something to keep it preserved.

Could try dipping it in parrifin wax (canning wax).


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 Post subject: Re: Soap?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:51 pm 
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I have a question. Why is the "soap" itself important to the routine if the material it's made of is not?


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 Post subject: Re: Soap?
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mchkeegan wrote:
I have a question. Why is the "soap" itself important to the routine if the material it's made of is not?


It's because it's a little gag routine using a bar of soap as a "dove". get it "dove" soap? So the soap is being used as a physical pun and not being used for it's (scientific) properties.
Drew
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