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Diamond Chip Cleaner's Main Ingredient...TSP

Discussion in 'Poker Chip Care' started by GreatDeals22, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. EmptyPocs

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    Is the fading of the inlay text just the photo?
     
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    Photo....I did have Nikon D80 which take way better picture. Gave it back to my friend. Canon sd700 is not match for Nikon D80.
     
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    from the first link bbb_forever has posted:
    "It is not recommended for use on glass, either, since it will leave a filmy residue."

    I'm not sure if i want such a film on my inlays. If you see it on glass it will have an effect on the inlays as well.
     
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  4. EmptyPocs

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    thanks, I just realized too that the dirt probably enchanced the black text anyhow :stunned:
     
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    Didn't know what to do with the last dirty chip, so I though maybe I'll clean them half way with TSP and left the other half dirty. LOL

    Sorry only one photo stupid camera ran out of battery.

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. EmptyPocs

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    did you have to do much scrubbing?
    or did the dirt wash away with running watwer and a finger rub?
     
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  7. NoFear

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    I let the solution sit in about 5-10 min. depend how dirty is the chips. I use a soft toothbrush and brush it off. Stack 6 chips together and brush off the edge one time. It is much easier then to brush them by one chips.:wink:
     
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    Does the TSP leave a filmy residue on chips? Can anyone confirm or deny this?
     
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    To my knowledge it does not. Unless you don't wash off the chips after brushing.
     
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  10. Cidertown

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    I have some freshly cleaned Freddie's $5s and they are a lot slicker than when dirty. At first, I thought the Diamond Chip Cleaner had left some film on the chips, but actually I think it is just that worn Paulsons are rather slippery without the sticky schmutz on them. After all, the cross-hatching is almost gone on these Freddies. Anyway, it makes them a little tricky to handle, so I guess a chip can be too clean. Maybe I'll have all my players spit on them next game.
     
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    There's no film that I can see, but the label says "Wipe Dry. Clay and plastic chips are now sealed with a protective film and will stay clean, germ and static free much longer!"
     
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  12. Couga

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    Quick question. I read thru the whole thread...

    Where the heck do you buy the stuff? Hardwood store, Fred Meyer? Help a chipper out!

    - Couga
     
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    Any hardware store like OSH or Home depot I believe.
     
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    Yup. Also, most painting supply stores will carry it, as it is commonly used to clean/prep walls before painting.
     
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  15. Josh7975

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    ok so today I am going to run out and get some tsp. I have a lot of hotstamped paulsons to clean. I've generally had good results with pipe shield and oxyclean, but I've been suspecting that the former is not so good with certain colors of chips, and I don't trust the latter with hotstamps.

    I'll be following the recipes and instructions in this thread. Any other recommendations? Anyone have experience adding baking soda or other buffers?

    Thanks.
     
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    Be VERY VERY careful with the hot stamps. Put your thumb over them when you are cleaning them and DO NOT let them soak very long at all.
     
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    Well, you guys can use TSP if you want and clean your chips in under 15 min. but I like the fact that I can let mine soak in Pipe Sheild for a day or two and just wipe them off with a towel. Good as new. Its safe and effective and won't damage the chip. I'm sticking with PS.
     
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  18. Josh7975

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    yeah as I mentioned I am not so sure about pipeshield, though it's good to hear you're still confident in it. I'm pretty sure it fades some colors, both in Paulsons and ASMs. I'm guessing the problem is specific to organic dye-based colors, which would be attacked by pipe shield. Also, I have the suspicion that longer soaks in pipeshield might result in a rougher surface. Maybe I am way off on this one.

    Anyways, I'd be keen on something as fast and cheap as TSP.
     
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    Agree with Monkeydog...start brushing your chips after 5 min. Always test one chips first.

    You do need to oil them afterward. Don't use too much oil tho....
     
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    Thanks for the tips guys. I'll post results.
     
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