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These are nicer than typical dice chips they were purchased from Kardwell, are they clay? They said 100% clay as marketing but it feels like the edges are pressed in.


The real problem is they bleed really bad, any thoughts on how to fix that?
 

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Of course they 're not "clay". Just slugged, genuine, traditional, virgin plastic.
If ever "casino clay" were legally defined, the Kardwell imposters would (should) end up in jail.
How to fix that?
Reminds me of women's magazines advice (I read a lot of these during my adolescence, in order to understand women) about premature ejaculation:
Get another set of chips.
:)
 

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These are nicer than typical dice chips they were purchased from Kardwell, are they clay? They said 100% clay as marketing but it feels like the edges are pressed in.


The real problem is they bleed really bad, any thoughts on how to fix that?
I would say your local Kijiji, marketplace etc.... would be a better chance to find these. The problem is this company will do a lot run, then once those products are sold on they will run another lot which could be entirely different quality/material/design. I had some of their old suited mold and they were honestly great, gave them to a buddy but honestly those chips were pretty good for so cheap. The later versions were worse than junk though so its tough for others to appreciate what I mean with the old sets I found around '01ish.
 

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"Clay" means nothing outside of PCF and other poker chip aficionados. To us, "clay" means compression-molded chips made using the same materials and methods that have been used for chips used in card rooms and casinos since the early twentieth century. There have only been a handful of companies that have ever made clay chips, and nowadays there's only two, and of the two only one of them sells to retail customers: Classic Poker Chips.

To everyone that's not us, "clay" means whatever they want it to, and almost always it just means injection-molded slugged plastic chips that are completely unlike those used in casinos.

If it's new and it's not CPC then it's not clay, it's just marketing BS.
 

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Trying to help a friend that has a like 4k reds and wondered if they could be 'treated' in some fashion to prevent them from bleeding to be used again for a game.

They don't feel like typical plastics.
 

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What do you mean by "bleeding"? Is the red dye staining things, like people's hands or the table or other chips?

I would say that unless he's got some sentimental attachment to them, just replace the whole set. "Bleeding" isn't something you should put up with; if that happened with a set you bought today it would be a severe defect and deserving of a refund. As far as treating it, all I can imagine is sealing the chips up with a clearcoat spray so that the plastic that's bleeding dye isn't exposed any more - but that would be a complete pain in the ass to do for 4K chips, you're talking a huge investment of time, and the chips will probably end up looking and feeling like absolute crap.

I'd say get new chips. Get some cheap slugged plastic ones with a cool design off of Amazon or Ebay or https://www.discountpokershop.com/ or https://chipsandgames.com/ . Does he really have over four thousand chips? Does he really need that many?
 

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I think there might be a sentimental value. He has ran some 15/30 up to 75/150 limit games.

Personally I'm ordering a custom set from BRPro, I've tried to softly explain I don't think there is much to do about the bleeding
 
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