Ultrasonic Chip Cleaning (4 Viewers)

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I now use one of these in conjunction with a quick run through the ultrasonic. The ultrasonic gets some gunk off and shakes the rest loose. The scrubber really gets the chip clean and allows me to reduce the time in the ultrasonic for more sensitive chips like red base which tend to come out looking really dry and thirsty afterwards.

https://www.amazon.com/Super-Scrubber-Household-Purpose-SonicScrubber/dp/B007D0H4OK/ref=sr_1_5?crid=1HLASOUXB58YK&keywords=sonic+scrubber&qid=1671061287&sprefix=sonic+scrubber,aps,104&sr=8-5
I would agree - the purple and red chips I ran through did come out looking fairly "thirsty" compared to the whites.
 

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I would agree - the purple and red chips I ran through did come out looking fairly "thirsty" compared to the whites.
Oiling will help a bit, but sometimes they just look eternally parched lol
 

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Thanks again to @ski_ex5 for posting this!

If anyone is on the fence about getting an ultrasonic, do it! I've cleaned a lot of chips by hand including my first set of Crystal Parks (before magic eraser was even a thing). Never again.

Just cleaned these 200 this morning. Fast and great results.

Thanks @justincarothers for the Binions!


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Thanks again to @ski_ex5 for posting this!

If anyone is on the fence about getting an ultrasonic, do it! I've cleaned a lot of chips by hand including my first set of Crystal Parks (before magic eraser was even a thing). Never again.

Just cleaned these 200 this morning. Fast and great results.

Thanks @justincarothers for the Binions!


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which model cleaner did you use? I'm researching now for chips, jewelry, gun parts.
 

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I got this one from Amazon. It's good size. I have to double the amounts from these instructions to fill it. And it says it's supposed to be fun to run it.

VEVOR Commercial Ultrasonic Cleaner 6L Professional Ultrasonic Cleaner 40kHz with Digital Timer&Heater 110V Excellent Cleaning Machine for Watch Instruments Industrial Parts Excellent Cleaner Solution https://a.co/d/i0CHTcz
 

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Looking for advice on TSP alternatives. I have a friend coming over Wednesday to clean her poker chips... they're not Paulsons so I don't know how they'll hold up to the TSP I have on hand. I don't know what they are - more than likely they're a dice-chip-esque composite plastic product. I actually expect them to be fine in the TSP but you never know.

We'll obviously test a few to see how they do - but I would like to have an alternative cleaner on hand in case the don't pass the test.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can dispense.

PS Yes I realize this has probably been discussed multiple times, but this thread is 48 pages long. Cut a brother some slack :)
 

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Looking for advice on TSP alternatives. I have a friend coming over Wednesday to clean her poker chips... they're not Paulsons so I don't know how they'll hold up to the TSP I have on hand. I don't know what they are - more than likely they're a dice-chip-esque composite plastic product. I actually expect them to be fine in the TSP but you never know.

We'll obviously test a few to see how they do - but I would like to have an alternative cleaner on hand in case the don't pass the test.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can dispense.

PS Yes I realize this has probably been discussed multiple times, but this thread is 48 pages long. Cut a brother some slack :)
All my chips are ceramics and the ultrasonic cleaner they sell at harbor freight works great for me. Pretty cheap too.

https://www.harborfreight.com/6-oz-ultrasonic-cleaning-powder-91593.html
 

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Looking for advice on TSP alternatives. I have a friend coming over Wednesday to clean her poker chips... they're not Paulsons so I don't know how they'll hold up to the TSP I have on hand. I don't know what they are - more than likely they're a dice-chip-esque composite plastic product. I actually expect them to be fine in the TSP but you never know.

We'll obviously test a few to see how they do - but I would like to have an alternative cleaner on hand in case the don't pass the test.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can dispense.

PS Yes I realize this has probably been discussed multiple times, but this thread is 48 pages long. Cut a brother some slack :)

Most of us use metasilicates, marketed as "non-phosphate TSP". Lundmark, Red Devil brands off Amazon come up often. They are safe for the Paulsons, TRK, ceramics, and plastics that I've tried. Be very careful with, or avoid entirely, the ASM/CPC products with them.
 

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Looking for advice on TSP alternatives. I have a friend coming over Wednesday to clean her poker chips... they're not Paulsons so I don't know how they'll hold up to the TSP I have on hand. I don't know what they are - more than likely they're a dice-chip-esque composite plastic product. I actually expect them to be fine in the TSP but you never know.

We'll obviously test a few to see how they do - but I would like to have an alternative cleaner on hand in case the don't pass the test.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can dispense.

PS Yes I realize this has probably been discussed multiple times, but this thread is 48 pages long. Cut a brother some slack :)

I use only regular household ingredients
-tap water @42 celcius (no hotter)
-dish soap (a healthy amount)
-course salt (table salt or Epsom salt is fine, goal is a hypertonic solution)
Shake 1 barrel at a time if very dirty up to a rack for 20-30 seconds, I then brush each chip lightly with a brush and then reshape for 30 seconds and rinse under the tap for a barrel of dirty paulsons. If doing a whole rack maybe shake for 30 seconds, take out the tray rinse under a strong tap while shaking the contents in the tray to move the chips around and shake again. You should consider a max shake time of 2 mins for any chips.
I have had great results with this method, no chips bleached out or damaged. Never go higher than 42celcius or your chips may warp.
 

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I use only regular household ingredients
-tap water @42 celcius (no hotter)
-dish soap (a healthy amount)
-course salt (table salt or Epsom salt is fine, goal is a hypertonic solution)
Shake 1 barrel at a time if very dirty up to a rack for 20-30 seconds, I then brush each chip lightly with a brush and then reshape for 30 seconds and rinse under the tap for a barrel of dirty paulsons. If doing a whole rack maybe shake for 30 seconds, take out the tray rinse under a strong tap while shaking the contents in the tray to move the chips around and shake again. You should consider a max shake time of 2 mins for any chips.
I have had great results with this method, no chips bleached out or damaged. Never go higher than 42celcius or your chips may warp.
Have you tried this process (or one similar) on CPC/ASM/Burt chips?
 

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