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Mineral Oil

Discussion in 'Poker Chip Care' started by GameShaman, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. courage

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    Are you callin' my sister a whale?
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    She never even used our outhouse.
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    So NOT give mineral oil to your pet. I have a thumb tip worth to Truman and he was ready to take off like an Apollo Saturn rocket. Jet propulsion 101.
     
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    LMFAO that is priceless! :P
     
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    In the horse world, for some digestive problems, you stick a funnel in the horse's mouth and pour down a gallon or so of food-quality mineral oil.

    You haven't lived until you've witnessed equine explosive diarrhea fuelled by mineral oil -- preferably from out of the line of fire.

    :cool:
     
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    So is this ok?

    I didn't realize this $#!7 was a laxative. You guys really put laxatives on your chips? lol... :happy:
     

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    Yep, that'll do it. Literally a dab though. A silver dollar sized blob on a washcloth will do around 80-100 chips. That bottle will do about 50,000 chips. Don't laugh, I'm sure someone here has actually run out.
     
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    Actually, sir, I believe you have it backwards. They use chip oil as a laxative. :wink:
     
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    ^^ True, this. When the petroleum product manufacturers finally figured out that a bottle of this stuff lasted the average chip collector a lifetime, they started hawking it as a remedy for constipated little kids (and apparently horses, too). Niche market either way, for sure. :happy:
     
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    And bulldogs!
     
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    yes, so dont lick your fingers clean when done with the fun :razz:
     
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    lol, nice, :happy:.

    Ok, so a follow up to this. I realized I really have no good rags/towels/cloths for this. I ended up oiling some samples last night with some paper towels. It worked ok, but I can't imagine doing 2000 with them.

    What kind of cloths work best for this? Any idea where one can pick some up cheaply? Target? Walmart? Web?

    Thanks again!
    ~Jeff
     
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    I used an old washcloth for applying, old hand towels for wiping, and old bath towels for air drying. Any of the stores you mentioned should have something cheap.
     
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    I cut up a couple of old T-shirts and they worked great, or you could just buy some paint rags from home depot.
     
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    Check this thread out for the shoe polish applicator method. http://www.chiptalk.net/forum/poker...mold-chips-foam-polish-applicator-photos.html
     
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    I agree. Did it like this last time. That's the way to do it.
     
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    The ONLY way to go! Well unless you have a virgin baby seal pelt handy.
     
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    As long as the labels are vinyl and of the laminated variety, and they are firmly adhered to the chip surface (no air gaps), you should be fine with the shoe polish applicator - just don't leave the chips dripping. Seriously, you hardly need any oil at all -- a very little amount goes a long way.

    You can also use the 'shake & bake' method -- put a small amount of oil on a rag (or paper towel), place it and a barrel of chips in an old margarine container with lid (or tupperware), and gently tumble it around in all directions for a few seconds. Open the lid, pull out the chips and wipe dry one by one. The actual process of wiping a chip dry will actually oil any surfaces that didn't get any oil applied during the tumble process. When you finish wiping down a barrel of chips, add another to the container and repeat. I oiled nearly a thousand Pharaoh's china clay chips (with chinese-made labels, same as Milano's) this way. No problems, but I set aside about 10 chips beforehand that needed label re-positioning. Oiled them after the labels were adjusted.

    For wiping/drying, I use what abby ^^ uses -- available for cheap at Target, WalMart, any hotel, your bathroom, etc.
     
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    hey I couldnt find this but what does mineral oil do for chips... gives them the worked in/used look??
     
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