Paulsons: So Fresh and So Clean Clean


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Jul 15, 2016
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Wilmington, NC
I cleaned and oiled my Paulson VLVs this weekend and they came out amazing! These chips have been in my game for 20 years and most of them were disgusting. I once attempted to clean them with dish soap and a toothbrush but it wouldn’t get the gunk off. I don’t own an ultrasonic cleaner, so after a lot of research on different ways to clean, as well as advice from fellow PCF members, I combined the 3 best methods and shared it below:

**This method is safe on Paulson clay chips. I’m not sure about any other types as these were the only chips that needed cleaning**

What you’ll need:

• vinyl or rubber gloves
• Lundmark TSP - bought 1 pound from Ace
Hardware for $5, also available on Amazon
• soft bristled toothbrush
• microfiber cloths
• dawn dish soap
• magic eraser
• tupperware container

Step 1: Put on rubber gloves. Use 1 tablespoon of TSP mixed in 8 cups of warm water in a tupperware container. Soak 20 chips for the following time according to the level of dirtiness: 90 seconds if extremely filthy, 60 seconds if dirty, and 30 seconds for slightly dirty. Then remove the chips and set them on a microfiber cloth.

Step 2: Have a toothbrush soaking in a cup of warm water with a few drops of dish soap. Brush over the chips and all the years of gunk and grime will literally slide right off. Rinse with cold water.

Step 3: Use a magic eraser with dish soap to go over the edges, rinse with cold water, pat dry with a microfiber cloth and then place the chip on a cloth to dry for 24 hours.

Step 4: Oil chips using the thread “oiling chips done right”

They came out looking good as new. After a few barrels I had it down to a science. Once the chips were pulled from the TSP, the entire cleaning process took approximately 15 seconds per chip.

I only took one before pic of the first 11 chips that I randomly started with. Most were more disgusting than these. I’ve posted the pics below as well as a pic of the TSP.

I hope this helps if you’re in a similar situation as me. Thanks and let me know if you have any questions!


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