If the $4 chips are amazing, I might have to look at labeling these.
Hope I get a shot at some blues when they come in.
Maybe. I really don't know what will be required. I only know that the denominations must either be different or done away with entirely. If the stamps are sufficiently worn, it might be possible to just slap a new label on them. If it is possible to remove the values and restamp them with something different, I would even consider that.Relabel a used hotstamped chip, are you talking about milling out the chip to achieve this ?
I took a chance on the mystery chip too. Unfortunately, the blues were all gone. I had no business buying these. I have a ceramic all loaded and ready to go. Alas, I was sick of all these war stories of super cheap Paulsons and not having any of my own to tell. Hope I get a shot at some blues when they come in.
This is how it starts . . . for me it was the PCA $1.00 secondaries. They were "mint" . . . I was naïve . . . just a HU set. Pretty soon you start meeting with folks in Church basements where everyone introduces themselves with the same line . . . my name is _________, and I am a chipaholic. Hi, duckdrummer, welcome. This is a safe place . . .
Meetings are Tuesdays and Thursday nights . . . I'll see you around. LOL
If the stamps are sufficiently worn, it might be possible to just slap a new label on them.
If it is possible to remove the values and restamp them with something different, I would even consider that.
Unfortunately, there is a ton of conflicting information out there about cleaning and removing hot stamps. And there is very little info into potential latent damage to the chips for any of the cleaning methods I have looked at thus far.
I threw some old vinyl labels on to some decent shape Paulson cherries, and everything seems fine. If you caught some glare from a light source you could see some bumpy underneath it but the shine on the labels makes the design on the label invisible any how.
I suppose with less worn hotstamps with big numbers, it may be more visible and could cause issues with adhesion.