I get a huge number of emails asking about how and why to oil poker chips. Here's a FAQ as well as some pictures and a movie on the subject, so hopefully it will help out.
#2: What kinds of chips can I oil?
#3: Will oiling my chips hurt them?
#4: Will oiling my chips improve their
#5: What oil should I use to oil my chips?
And the biggie: #6: How to I oil my chips?
Option 1 is to lightly rub the chips with a paper-towel soaked with some Mineral Oil. This will help in the dry-off time spent, but you also spend a lot of time rubbing the oil ON and getting into all the nooks and crannies of the mold. After you've let to oil soak in for a minute or two, rub off the extra oil with a cotton towel.
Option 2 is to just dump your chips into a container of Mineral Oil and let them soak a while. You then take them out one at a time and rub them dry with a cotton towel.
As I said, both options will take a LONG time. I prefer Option#2 myself, but that's just me.
So there you go. Hope that helps.
In all the examples below,
the non-oiled chip is on the left.
Note: Big thank you to Larry Spinosa for loaning me the original Paulson James Bonds seen here.
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