I gave myself tennis elbow cleaning them. Best thing is a quick rinse and then oiling. They really look fantastic after.
I agree; oiling the faces of the Royals made a huge difference. They are forgiving on over oiling too since they're cheap China Clays and they drink it up. I absolutely over oiled mine (like by 50x) and they drank it up over time. They're a great candidate to learn how to oil correctly (2 drops / barrel).https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/oiling-chips-done-right.14343/
Many here debate about the "compression oiling" claims in this thread, but using a damp cloth (with pressure) to pre-clean them, and then applying (a LITTLE bit of) oil using a lightly oiled micro-fibre cloth and some pressure, then allowing them to dry, has made a HUGE difference to my Royals.
Again, some will tell you that oiling China Clays is a waste of time, or only to oil the rolling edge, but from my experience, giving the faces a light oiling, and then re-oiling the rolling edges a week or so later will make a world of difference.
Commonly referred to as "China Clay", we never learn the name of the manufacturer, based somewhere in China. They exist as a cross between clay chips and cheap plastic chips.I know that I"m late to the game, but I was wondering what type of clays are these? Were they produced by ASM/CPC?