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BCC new yorker chips cleaning dust & light dirt ????

Discussion in 'Poker Chip Care' started by Chip Magnet, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. Chip Magnet

    Chip Magnet Well-Known Member

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    SAM_0279.JPG SAM_0263.JPG The way i clean things they could end up looking worse ;-(
    so a few pointers would be much appreciated ..was going to try autogym resin .
    there are 2 pictures of the actual chips that i want to clean up.
     
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    They look pretty mint to me. I'd start with a plain damp cloth, maybe go to a mild dish soap like dawn mixed in if that's not enough. Some of the chalkiness may be improved with oil, but I'd avoid oiling if you're just selling them.
     
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    So really this is how they look i guess ? It just looks like a coating of dust! but like i said me and cleaning precious items is a recipe for disaster.thanks i shall try that option.
     
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    On the selling front im not sure i like these a lot .
    someone said they are worth nothing but to my knowledge they didn't make that many
    surely that makes them collectible .
    i will post a few pics after cleaning see if there is any difference.
     
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    In most cases, buyers want their brand new chips to be still chalky/dusty, as they came from the manufacturer. I would suggest cleaning them only if you plan to play with them.
     
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    Is that to do with feel of them in the players hand so they are not too slippy! I think it is just the OCD kicking in in my head i just want them to look super shiny...
     
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    It's partly because a chip that looks like it wasn't handled between when it left the manufacturer and when the buyer takes delivery is actually a new chip. Chips that have been altered in any way, such as being washed or oiled or even shuffled, aren't out-of-the-box new. It's similar to coin collecting and I suppose to many other collectibles. Some people prefer new.
     
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    Sell chalky or keep them and oil them. The choice is yours.
     
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