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Cleaning dirty nasty casino chips by Owens76

Discussion in 'Poker Chip Care' started by owens76, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. owens76

    owens76 Well-Known Member

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    Cleaning Paulson or BCC chips with oxiclean versatile will eat the gunk right off...
    Put about an inch of hot water into a pan with two scoops of oxiclean mixing it with the water. Make sure that the water is not too hot or it could scald your hands or damage the chips. Add 100-200 chips while mixing them around, then top off with enough water to cover the chips. Take a second pan and fill it with about two inches of hot water and mix in about 1/4 cup of mineral oil. Oil and water do not like to mix so try your best to mix them together and continue mixing while adding chips.

    Keep mixing the chips in the oxiclean for a few minutes while taking a hand full of chips rubbing your hands together letting the chips fall back into the oxiclean bath. This continues until you have done this with all of them. Then scrub two quick "circles" per side of the chip with the scrub brush. Put them into the pan of water mixed with mineral oil to rinse. Stack the chips when finished in the mineral oil rinse and rub your hands up and down the stack to apply the oil to the edges. Doing this will make them look great when they are in racks.
    I usually finish 100-200 chips in about 20-30 minutes then lay them on a towel to dry. Put a towel over the chips to dab dry the top side then let them dry for a few hours or overnight.

    This method of cleaning will get the gunk out of the ring around the perimeter of the chip as well as the top hat and cane.
    In the last picture the bottom group of chips has been oiled and the top group has not. Notice that the top group the are not as vibrant.

    Make sure that you do not use oxiclean on ASM chips as it will disintegrate the chip. I would avoid using oxiclean on chips that have a hotstamp as well as it will deteriorate the hotstamp or eat it off entirely if soaked to long. For ASM chips or chips with a hotstamp I suggest using something like dawn dish soap that is not as harsh.


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    good article @owens76.

    I cant figure out why the attachments aren't populating as photos instead of links. I've taken a look and they are coded correctly...
     
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    Interesting h2o-oil approach. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Thanks for the article @owens76 -- going to be trying this out this week! I'll let you know how it goes. :)
     
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    I suggest using new water each and every time you start a new batch. The water will take on whatever color the chips are and it is always best to start with hot water.
     
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    Here's a shot of how bad the whites looked prior to cleaning:


    For some reason the lighting makes these look really yellow (they're not), but you can see all the gunk is gone!


    Here you can see edge on that the chips on bottom have been cleaned.

    Cleaned up 6 racks of chips today while watching a couple of movies (taking some breaks here and there to let my hands un-prune themselves).

    Thanks for the great tips on cleaning these up!
     
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    Pictures not working on tapatalk. If I view on the Internet they work fine.
     
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    Weird, I'm seeing them. But maybe I'm doing something wrong. @TenPercenter can you take a look and let me know?
     
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    everything seems to be fine, they're showing up for me too.

    can I get a yea or nay from a couple user sso I can pinpoint perhaps a permissions issue?
     
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    @owens76 that's tapatalk. I'm not sure media image links work at all in tapatalk. Tell me if it looks ok in the "Web View". [while in Tapatalk, click the upper-right submenu dropdown and choose "Web View"]
     
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    It does
     
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