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_Kael_ wrote:
Warren Bruhn wrote:
You must be talking about extremely heavy use of games.
I've played Victory at Midway only a couple of times now and already so counters are fading.


Are mag game counters more prone to fading than boxed game counters?
 
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If you will send me your counters, I will set them outside near the shrub at the corner of the house, and the neighborhood cats will spray your counters for free. If you send me the whole game box, it will give them somewhere to nap afterwards. whistle
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For miniatures a lot of times hazing can be corrected by respraying with the same varnish. Try on a small batch first.

It can be caused by low temperature, high humidity, or spraying from too far away. If you're in Michigan the first two seem likely...
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Panzagl wrote:
For miniatures a lot of times hazing can be corrected by respraying with the same varnish. Try on a small batch first.

It can be caused by low temperature, high humidity, or spraying from too far away. If you're in Michigan the first two seem likely...


I sprayed them in my garage but moved them into my house right after spraying them. Temperature may have effected that. When I saw the hazing I did the rest in my basement though where it was much warmer.
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"Anyone spray their counters?"

My cat did once. Took about 6 years for the smell to wear off.
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I'm a sprayer. It's kind of a bad habit, because it adds yet another step to getting a game ready to play and, as you've seen, it sometimes doesn't work so well. On the other hand, I like the look of sprayed counters better. The supposed durability benefit doesn't matter so much to me.

Joshua the Gamer wrote:
Well specifically on the red russian counters there's a "haze" on the edges. Are there certain counters that should not get sprayed? Is there a way to tell what will have a bad reaction or not?


It's hard to tell. In general, I find that older counters don't take the spray as well as newer ones. I'm not sure whether that's because of the underlying cardstock or the printing technology. I usually don't spray anything from classic AH era or earlier. Non-MMP/GMT games also use a variety of print shops and some don't seem to take spray as well as the MMP/GMT counters do. So I'm extra careful with those. The best thing to do, as noted, is to go really light on the spray. If in doubt, I do three *really* light coats and that seems very safe. For modern MMP/GMT countersheets, I do two slightly heavier coats.
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So after all the good advice from people in this thread I went and bought a new can of the spray because I really wasn't sure how old the can I used was. Tested it out on the cardboard I had sprayed the counters on (which was also showing the "haze"). It appeared to clear it up with a recoating so I tried it on the countersheets and BAM! Haze is gone and my counters look great. Thanks everyone!
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Re: Anyone spray their counters? I have a question.
Sometimes when I roll poorly, or my opponent rolls well, and I have a mouth full of tea.
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Rob Ryan wrote:
alkaiser wrote:
[q="usrlocal"]Poster child for the cause of counter spraying:



I think someone needs to stop licking the counters when they play!


And someone thought scratch and sniff wargames would be a hit.
 
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NUFC Jamo wrote:
Rob Ryan wrote:
alkaiser wrote:
[q="usrlocal"]Poster child for the cause of counter spraying:



I think someone needs to stop licking the counters when they play!


And someone thought scratch and sniff wargames would be a hit.


Now wait a minute, I made the crack about Fog of war not licking...
 
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