Color transfer... pr0n?

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Tempted to start this thread under pr0n but it probably belongs here instead. I’ve seen photos of chips in various states of color transfer around, most often related to shuffling. There’s also information about color transfer spread out all over the place. I’d like to start a thread to collate photos and information regarding Paulson chip color transfer.

I’ll start off with Isle Cape Girardeau $1’s:

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These were oiled and then shuffled sporadically through 2 hours, so definitely less than one poker session’s worth of wear. As you can see, both the light blue and canary yellows transfers very easily. The result is that the blue and carrot spots look “dirty”, and the yellow spot and white base both show green.
 

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I think the oil speeds up the color transfer. That is a lot for two hours.
 

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The jury's still out on the oiling thing, though there's already a thread trying to answer that question. I don't think oiling and not oiling really matters all that much in the end. The barrel that I shuffled had virtually no oil applied on one face and probably too much on the other face, and now they both look green :p
 

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These are the SunFly BW right? I'm curious if people see this on the blue quarters or on any of the SunFly 43mm versions as well.

yes BW sunfly ... i do not use the .25 but I use most colors plenty and no other issues.
 

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@Potsie1 posted a how-to with using peroxide to clean Bud Jones plastics that had environmental exposure - should work for these.

Thanks I will look it up.
I am not hopeful though, I tried a lot even 1500 grit sandpaper on 1 chip as a test.
It made it better but not gone, hard to tell from pic.

Edit: I should mention the left is sanded and the right is a new one. Also note not all but a lot of the transfer seems to be by the dimples.

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Color transfer is a very frustrating phenomenon! I traded for a bunch of the Golden Nugget Lake Charles $1's. I knew they had color transfer on them before the trade, but they are otherwise nice-looking chips. I painstakingly cleaned them, but it took all I had to get them white again - soap & water, rubbing alcohol, GOJO and finally Magic Eraser. Nice & white. Then lightly mineral oiled and dried. Immediate color transfer when used. Just not worth it, they were released back into the world. Dark blues & purples are the worst.

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Tempted to start this thread under pr0n but it probably belongs here instead. I’ve seen photos of chips in various states of color transfer around, most often related to shuffling. There’s also information about color transfer spread out all over the place. I’d like to start a thread to collate photos and information regarding Paulson chip color transfer.

I’ll start off with Isle Cape Girardeau $1’s:

These were oiled and then shuffled sporadically through 2 hours, so definitely less than one poker session’s worth of wear. As you can see, both the light blue and canary yellows transfers very easily. The result is that the blue and carrot spots look “dirty”, and the yellow spot and white base both show green.


gross! :vomit:
 

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I just was able to get my hands on an oft shuffled 39mm hybrid Ascona stack and 43mm hybrid Old School GB stack and neither whites showed any color transfer, even after being in SFRB and traveling coast to coast passing through multiple people's hands. I'm wondering if this would happen to all the hybrids over time? Or if this is just a situation in very specific color codes? Almost seems like the ink isn't settled into the ceramics.
 

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My experience is that for clay chips, darker blue shades transfer color the most.

For dye-sublimation printed ceramics (including modern hybrids and polyclays), the red hues seem to be the biggest offenders. True going all the way back to the original Chipco ceramics, and still true today (although to a lesser extent).
 

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I’ll say it again, wash a barrel with mild soap an water or rinse the chips really good then shuffle
 

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I’ll say it again, wash a barrel with mild soap an water or rinse the chips really good then shuffle

You say this as if it makes the problem go away... and it totally doesn’t. It doesn’t make any difference realistically. My oiling routine on mint chips used to involve soap and water, and I still had canary yellow get all over white.
 
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