Anyone ever salvage over-soaked chips?

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So yeah, I accidentally soaked a few old langworthy, ASM? HHR chips too long in a solution of warm water and dish soap.
Someone showed up at the door and wouldn't go away, forgot em.

All told they were in for like 25 minutes.

Now they are all chalky.

Im pretty sure they are ruined, but thought it worth asking if anyone has ever salvaged chips in this condition.


Any thoughts?

Thanks.
 

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A little mineral oil should fix them up nicely.
 

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pics?

ps. sorry for your loss :(

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here you go. Cleaned on the left, trashed on the right. It even appears it took off a little material.
 

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what kind of dish soap? did it contain oxy?

25 minutes should not cause damage unless bleach, oxy, or some other chemical in the soap (or container) was involved.
 

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what kind of dish soap? did it contain oxy?

25 minutes should not cause damage unless bleach, oxy, or some other chemical in the soap (or container) was involved.


You know, it was some hippie natural borax dish soap crap. Thought it would be safer for the chips. Good thing a lot of them didnt get soaked!

Think the mineral oil will still help though?
 

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Mineral is worth a try. It won't hurt it at all.

It also looks like the stamps faded a bit. Unfortunately nothing can help that.
 

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Borax not good for chip materials or hot-stamps. Certainly won't hurt to try oiling them. Apply very sparingly (like one drop per 10 chips), smear it around well with a cloth or your finger, and let it soak for a bit. Then wipe off completely with a clean towel and let air dry overnight. It normally restores faded colors and removes the chalkiness of overly dry chips.

Safest cleaning method for ASM and hot-stamps is liquid dish soap with no additives (palmolive, dawn, etc.).
 

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Thanks for the quick replies. I will try out the oil and see how it goes.

Thank again
 
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