So, I am trying to clean the egg now and tried simple green, with a electric toothbrush contraption, making mild project. The girlfriend and roomy are trying to convince me to use lacquer thinner to remove the extreme tar from the egg? This sounds like a horrifying idea to me. I did give it a try on a small spot and it did come off with ease, but just scares me to death. Could someone give me the go ahead here on the forum that this is ok?