Oiling Chips Done Right

Discussion in 'Poker Chip Maintenance' started by Stibnite, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. Mar 14, 2017 at 11:17 PM
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    I'm about to try this method on primary PCAs tomorrow
     
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  2. Mar 15, 2017 at 5:43 AM
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    Awesome advice. Thanks
     
  3. Mar 16, 2017 at 4:05 PM
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    400 PCA Primary 5s have been oiled, fingers are sore and hands are cramped, but now, we wait!

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  4. Mar 16, 2017 at 4:25 PM
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    It helps if you have a bourbon while your oiling the chips. I did about 1000 cpc's a couple of days ago.

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  5. Mar 16, 2017 at 4:25 PM
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    Pretty... but I'd strongly suggest not letting the chips touch each other while drying.
     
  6. Mar 16, 2017 at 11:39 PM
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    oh nooo, what will happen?
     
  7. Mar 16, 2017 at 11:45 PM
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    They won't dry where the chips contact each other
     
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    You seem to have spilled the Bourbon on a few of the Sunset chips, it made some weird results
    :D:D:D:D:D:D:

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  9. Mar 17, 2017 at 2:30 PM
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    Re: the girl on the beach - nice coconuts.
     
  10. Mar 18, 2017 at 3:29 PM
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    Am I doing this right guys?

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  11. Mar 22, 2017 at 12:22 PM
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    finished product:
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  12. Mar 22, 2017 at 1:01 PM
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    Wow, that looks awesome! Gonna have to try that when I have the chance.
     
  13. Mar 24, 2017 at 9:10 AM
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    You know. I have a set of chips that need oiling and a speed cloth that needs replacing. What could be the downside of your method...I'm thinking there isn't one.
     
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  14. Apr 6, 2017 at 11:49 PM
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    did you guys oil your GOCCs? I got them today from the factory and they don't seem to need it
     
  15. Apr 8, 2017 at 10:34 AM
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    As i have and play with BG or matsui chips i just put a bit of oil with a sponge and then wipe them with cloth. the process is very useful especially for used BG chips as it makes the colors to pop and get more vibrant, however i find that the chips get a bit more stickier and stick to one each other after they stay in trays for awhile.
     
  16. Apr 8, 2017 at 10:39 AM
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    Wait. You guys are oiling plastic and ceramic chips....... Why?
     
  17. Apr 8, 2017 at 10:58 AM
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    You see the BG chips fade a bit away after they are used quite for awhile... especially if the y are not new and were taken from a casino. So this is the way to get that vibrant colors back. i co not do that procedure with Matsui chips.. they look amazing all the time...
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  18. Jul 23, 2017 at 9:57 PM
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    Stibnite,

    Great write up!! Thanks. I finally just finished applying custom labels to 1000 Milanos (after 3 years) that I now need to oil.

    How much pressure do I need to apply to each chip to do the job right - light, medium, firm, very firm? What do you think about using 2 oily microfiber clothes, laying each chip flat on one, and applying more pressure than I could in my hand with the other? Let me know.
     
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  19. Jul 23, 2017 at 10:28 PM
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    Pics!!!!?????
     
  20. Jul 23, 2017 at 11:16 PM
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    Without having oiled them?
     
  21. Jul 23, 2017 at 11:49 PM
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    Before and after PrOn!!!!
     
  22. Jul 24, 2017 at 4:05 AM
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    I would say medium to firm, as it will help remove some of the dust and residue from them. Just brushing them will coat them but not clean them, so light may be useless.

    Very firm isn't really necessary, but in some cases it will help flatten out a sticker which is off center. Also, very firm may also simply rub the oil back off, which defeats the purpose of letting it air dry on the chip.

    As for using the dual micro cloths, this could be useful in saving time on the flat sides, but won't help with the edges, which will be the most important surface to be done.
     
  23. Aug 4, 2017 at 9:41 AM
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    Great info OP
     
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    Glad I found this post as a newbie. I was dead set on ordering a 1000pc Milano set, received 50x$5 I got off Amazon prime because I couldn't find a sample set, and started to second guess because of how dull they looked. They definitely look like your before pics, and can't wait to shine them up after the order and make them pop. Thanks again for the info.
     
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  25. Aug 7, 2017 at 6:40 PM
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    You are most welcome.