How to Clean or Dye Paulson Chips?

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I am new to this forum and not a die hard chip guy. I just bought 173 chips that have marks on edges. Looks like someone used a marker on all of them. I have not even started cleaning them but I don't think that I can get all the marker off.

I really wanted black to use as $100's. Does anyone have any experience Dyeing Chips Black? or if I must best method to clean marks off?
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Oh man, that sucks.

You might first try scrubbing with a magic eraser. You could get lucky and it comes off without a huge amount of work.
 

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thanks for the links... I just put a couple in a bowl of rubbing alcohol. that should be worth a try.

But if I try to make them Black.. you would Paint and not Dye? Somewhere I thought I saw something about dyeing and thought that could be easier.
 

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On the purple chips I have with similar felt marker on the edges i got close to getting most of it all, but it is still faintly present.
 

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The problem with most black dyes is that it isn’t really black, just a really REALLY dark brown, blue or purple (or blurple). When it fades, and I’m sure it will, you’ll be left with a nasty mix of the faded black base color and the underlying color of the chip. Yuck.
 

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I had the same issue with some hot pink starburts. I have used a magic eraser but it does fade the original colour. Never thought about dying them. May give that a shot.
 

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if I try to make them Black.. you would Paint and not Dye? Somewhere I thought I saw something about dyeing and thought that could be easier.
The only dye references I can recall were for hard nylon chips (faux clays) that used various Rit dyes on (abundant) white chips to create scarce colors (like yellow), and most results were pastel-like with not a lot of color saturation. Plus hot solutions were needed, which are not very good for clay chips (which soften and deform at high temps).

Air-brushed hobby paint, however, has been used to create some very convincing counterfeit casino chips -- including black $100s made from $1 chips, on at least two different occasions.
 

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If you're good at mixing and matching paint colours, this might be the least painful option.
Otherwise, lots of Magic Eraser and lots of time. Best of luck, friend.
 
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