To oil or not to oil, New CPC's

Discussion in 'Poker Chip Maintenance' started by Jambine, Feb 10, 2017.

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Oil them

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    4 vote(s)
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  1. Apr 3, 2018 at 9:05 AM
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    Trihonda

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    The other thing to note, if the chips are to be put into play, they will eventually become oiled anyway, so you get to choose the type of oil the seeps into your chip’s pores..,
     
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  2. Apr 3, 2018 at 9:12 AM
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    BGinGA

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    ^ and not to be underestimated, either. Mineral oil won't discolor, turn rancid, or harbor bacteria.
     
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  3. Apr 3, 2018 at 9:34 AM
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    Cuz ya know... oiling naturally (in their element) is way better...

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    ;)
     
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  4. Apr 3, 2018 at 9:36 AM
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    Yes my set is going to be for play. I’ll definitely keep an open mind when I complete the set whether to oil or not.
     
  5. Apr 3, 2018 at 9:40 AM
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    Doritos oil is the best followed by human sweat. :unsure:
     
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  6. Apr 3, 2018 at 9:45 AM
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    Get samples... errr, I mean make Samples (test the oiling on a few chips first).
     
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  7. Apr 16, 2018 at 11:26 AM
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    Noob question - does oiling clays and China clays accomplish anything more than creating more of a glossy finish? Is it beneficial to the chip beyond appearance?
     
  8. Apr 16, 2018 at 12:07 PM
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    I think the most undebatable benefit to oiling clay chips is that it deepens the colors. I don't know how many of us want a "glossy finish," I know I don't. Some people also say that when you oil a clay chip and it's "pores" are filled up with oil, it is less likely to get stained and easier to clean. I've oiled clay chips and can't say I have any opinion about mineral oil's protective capabilities.
    I shouldn't comment on oiling china clays because I've never tried, so I'll just say I've very skeptical. China clays are much closer to plastic than clay, presumably less porous, and I have a hard time believing the oil does much but sit on the surface of the chip.
     
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  9. Apr 16, 2018 at 12:11 PM
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    Oil CPC edges bu the barrel and wipe each chip clean with a dry towel. That will get a small amount on the face, not too much.

    New chips oiled have such great colors.