Keep in mind that I put my mint chips on the felt, so I am a heathen and offer tainted opinions -=- DrStrange
Question for you guys; does oiling brand new, mint chips expand them? I just received my Rounders chips and oiled one barrel. A day later, all of the chips have a bit of wiggle room in the racks except for the barrel that was oiled. That barrel now fits in very snug and doesn't move.
This is the first I've heard of it if it does.
Did you oil a mixture or one color? Different base color chips can sometimes have different thicknesses.
I oiled one barrel of the hundies. And put them in a rack with the rest of the hundreds that came in the same chip box. Not a big deal to me, just I haven't really heard of that.
How much oil did you put on them? lol I imagine a slight amount of residue could temporarily affect the chips and how they fit in? I noticed that after wiping off the dirt of my thicker CPS chips, and shuffling them a couple times, that the dust being knocked off usually allowed them to fit into the racks a tad easier.
When I oil, I sparingly oil only the rolling edges, and let handling during play do the rest.
....slight amount of mineral oil just on the tip of my index finger and touched...
I've had very limited chip oiling experience, but I would also say my favorite way is just oiling the edges. It makes such a difference on the edges as far as the colors popping when in stacks as opposed to the faces which the difference isn't that dramatic, plus you don't run any risk of getting to much oil on the inlay. It also has the benefit of being quicker and easier compared to oiling the faces, just grab a barrel and a very lightly oiled rag and go to town, quick and clean.
Yea I usually do that with the two other Paulson casino sets I have. I wasn't actually oiling my Rounders CPC set, just wanted to get a touch of oil on a barrel to see what's up. Plus, the inlays on these are textured just like the rest of the chip, so I didn't really think getting any oil on those parts would be a problem. And like I said, it was barely anything at all.
Did you try placing them in a different section of the rack? Some racks tend to have slightly narrower barrels in some sections.
Very very weird.
I've oiled some of mine, and have not seen any sort of expansion what so ever.