RUST Sucks - New Solution w No Abrasion, No water, No soap, No damage (Paris $2) (3 Viewers)

I just received my rack of $25 HSI secondary.

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Before (straight out of box, looks like the new ‘dust’ on them:
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After going over edge spots with the eraser. Not sure if it comes through on the iPhone, but in person almost have to put sunglasses on with the ‘After’ as the orange Dayglo spots are so bright. I’m still new to this game, so not sure if a regular chip clean would have the same affect vs eraser. The eraser does come off as yellowy like when I do the pink spots on the Paris 2s though:

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Side by side of chip out of rack (left) vs spots done with eraser (right):
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Cheers - Kam
that’s awesome man thanks for posting pics. Ya the day glow colors don’t quite translate much on the photos but looks amazing.
 
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not sure if a regular chip clean would have the same affect vs eraser.
My experience with the Paris is a dawn wash with brush doesn’t remove the rust but does well with dirt and grime. The eraser doesn’t do dirt and from well but removes rust the rust. I’d say if the chips are factory mint just erase. If they are casino used them a wash then erase at least for the chips that have problematic clay colors.
 
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I just received my rack of $25 HSI secondary.

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Before (straight out of box, looks like the new ‘dust’ on them:
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After going over edge spots with the eraser. Not sure if it comes through on the iPhone, but in person almost have to put sunglasses on with the ‘After’ as the orange Dayglo spots are so bright. I’m still new to this game, so not sure if a regular chip clean would have the same affect vs eraser. The eraser does come off as yellowy like when I do the pink spots on the Paris 2s though:

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Side by side of chip out of rack (left) vs spots done with eraser (right):
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Cheers - Kam
I’m curious to see these under blacklight now that you used the eraser. I think that invisible UV die is just embedded into the chip formula and can’t really be removed.
 
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:)

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One other little trick I discovered was to put the barrel of chips in a small clamp when using the big eraser on the sides...it will save your hands/fingers from cramping while erasing and will keep the chips aligned during the process....like this:

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Paris $2s
Just did a quick once over. Not bad at all. I'll order one of those electric versions to save time. Three pics are before, after, and side by side with an untreated barrel. :)
 

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I’m curious to see these under blacklight now that you used the eraser. I think that invisible UV die is just embedded into the chip formula and can’t really be removed.
This was the result AFTER washing primary HSI $25s with dishwashing liquid and a nail brush.
That glowy mess is throughout the chip.
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To save yourself a ton labor on doing the faces of the edge spots, get yourself one of these cheap ($6-$7) electric erasers from eBay or Amazon. It saves A LOT of time and effort!!

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EXTREME CAUTION. Hey guys. So I ordered one of these and I had some problems. Tested it on an extra MINT Paris chip and this happened. Turned it on and hit one of the faces over a hat and the combination of speed and heat melted it softened the clay and deformed the hat. I’ll post a photo below.

You can see the left side of the hat softened and deformed like soft clay. The top of the hat was removed creating a flea bite and to the left of that the pink flat texture was worn smooth.

Not sure if anyone else is having issues but the one spins so fast and there’s no speed control. I literally rubbed the chip for about a half a second.

I wouldn’t use this electric pen or at least be forewarned
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I plan on just erasing by hand. Don’t use this electric tool or use with extreme caution.
 
EXTREME CAUTION. Hey guys. So I ordered one of these and I had some problems. Tested it on an extra MINT Paris chip and this happened. Turned it on and hit one of the faces over a hat and the combination of speed and heat melted it softened the clay and deformed the hat. I’ll post a photo below.

You can see the left side of the hat softened and deformed like soft clay. The top of the hat was removed creating a flea bite and to the left of that the pink flat texture was worn smooth.

Not sure if anyone else is having issues but the one spins so fast and there’s no speed control. I literally rubbed the chip for about a half a second.

I wouldn’t use this electric pen or at least be forewarned
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I plan on just erasing by hand. Don’t use this electric tool or use with extreme caution.
Was that with a white vinyl eraser in the electric pen?
 
Was that with a white vinyl eraser in the electric pen?
yes, it was with this. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0949Q39RG?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details

Beware, this did not work for me. Perhaps there's another tool that doesn't rotate as fast or has speed control. This goes way too fast and the white errasers are a little more firm than the manual stick suggested and tested in the top of the thread.

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I also noticed the white erasers were a little more firm than the the chunk of rubber I recommended here. This manual method works, just takes a little time.
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Wow, I guess it's not the abrasiveness of the eraser...but the high speed, it created too much heat from friction and melted that part of the chip.
Sorry to hear this didnt work.
 
Holy shit, I have been contemplating to just give up on the HSI Snappers after the US-Cleaner with magic eraser etc took around 10 minutes per chip.

But this, this is the way (insert Star Wars reference:LOL: :laugh:)

Before and after pictures, took around 1-2 min:

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Holy shit, I have been contemplating to just give up on the HSI Snappers after the US-Cleaner with magic eraser etc took around 10 minutes per chip.

But this, this is the way (insert Star Wars reference:LOL: :laugh:)

Before and after pictures, took around 1-2 min:

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I thought that after there were multiple threads months ago, and many different possible solutions/techniques to cleaning these... that all ideas had been exhausted.
This is brilliant.

Thanks for sharing these photos, and to @OneGearManySpeeds , well done on the discovery.

The value in classifieds may see a resurgence!
 
I'm still waiting to see the longevity of the cleaned samples...... I would think they will just rust again after a short use....?? I was seeing the discoloration while still at the WSOP last year, so they'd only been in play for a month or so, and it was already happening.

I have 140, so just waiting to see if this is really worth it.
 
Thanks a lot for posting this. I just purchased 2 racks and was advised to check your post. Bought a 6 pack of the Staedtlers and have started getting to work.

Also - I didn’t think of doing them as a barrel, started individually on the first couple, then thought I should double check your post… think you saved me a good hour at least.

Before left, after right:
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Eraser is super soft, surprised it comes off yellowy:
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3 down, 197 to go…
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I’m also getting a rack of HSI $25 secondary’s tomorrow - will check if they have a similar issue and if this technique works.

Cheers - Kam
Haha, I was going to share this link with you but then noticed you've already been here.
 
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Hey guys...its been 8 + months now. How are your pinks holding up? Have they been felted and held up? Are they just sitting in storage turning rusty or maintaining their color?
I’m anxious to find out as well. Mine have not been felted. I cleaned one rack and not the other but they’ve just been in storage and racked up. I’ll get them out shortly. Any others?
 

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