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Post by magickero on Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:07 pm

Bigyan ko kayo ng short guide sa paglulube ng cube. Gawin ko na lang sa English para kahit may non-Pinoys, maintinidihan dn. Smile

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-Silicone Spray


1) Rotate one layer of the cube 45degrees. Remove one edge by pulling at the top of the cube going down.
2) Dismantle the whole cube, and clean out the pieces by washing them or wiping them. (You can even sandpaper them if you want)
3) Arrange the pieces so that all the non-stickered edges are exposed.
4) Spray all the pieces with a light blanket. Try not to spray too close to the piece. It's okay to spray on the sticker.
5) Spray the core throughly.
6) Leave to dry for 15-20 mins.
7) Reassemble cube.
Cool Mix around for about two to three minutes.

And your cube is now lubed! Just some guidelines:
1) Don't use petroleum jelly/vaseline! It can ruin the plastic of your cube when it hardens.
2) Use on fake cubes at your own risk. (My friend had this really hard fake cube. I removed one edge and sprayed the inside for a while and then thr cube was so slippery. One flick can turn one side 360degrees!)
3) It's important to let it dry first!
4) If you've already lubed with petroleum jelly, WASH IT ALL AWAY FIRST. I read somewhere that if you mix the two, they will form superglue. I don't know if this is true, but I'd better be safe than sorry.
5) Don't lube too often.

You can go to YouTube and watch the videos. While others remove only one edge and spray inside through that one edge, I'd recommend dismantling the whole cube.

The best cubes to lube are the TRU cubes. They have springs inside. The other cubes don't have springs and they're heavier as well. I've experienced lubing the spring type and the non-spring. The spring types perform way better.

Happy cubing! Feel free to comment or ask questions. Smile


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Re: How to Lube Your Cube!

Post by sirlawrencearabia on Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:33 pm

Thanks! it helps
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Re: How to Lube Your Cube!

Post by lorcan on Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:47 pm

astig ! ^^
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Re: How to Lube Your Cube!

Post by magickero on Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:49 pm

Sure no prob! Glad you liked it Very Happy
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Re: How to Lube Your Cube!

Post by AlienEaten on Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:43 pm

Don't spray the core, the silicone damages the plastic.
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Re: How to Lube Your Cube!

Post by magickero on Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:22 pm

Really? How?
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Re: How to Lube Your Cube!

Post by papplazy on Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:27 pm

Lahat ata yun yung sinasabi eh. Siguro it has something to do rin with the screws not being able to be fastened properly. Baka dumulas and eventually lumuwag yung screws or something. Dunno...wild guess.
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Re: How to Lube Your Cube!

Post by magickero on Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:37 pm

Hmmm. It might work. Okay, i guess don't lube the cores then. Very Happy
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Re: How to Lube Your Cube!

Post by makoy_071394 on Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:41 am

dapat ba tuyung-tuyo, o kahit ma-masamasa pa pede na bang i-assemble kahit medyo basa pa???
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Re: How to Lube Your Cube!

Post by magickero on Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:00 am

talagang medyo sticky talaga after spraying. okay lang kahit medyo basa pa basta hindi masiyadong basa.
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Re: How to Lube Your Cube!

Post by makoy_071394 on Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:47 am

tnx! helped a lot!
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Re: How to Lube Your Cube!

Post by magickero on Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:09 pm

Sure no prob Very Happy
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Re: How to Lube Your Cube!

Post by testing101 on Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:27 pm

nice info.. hehe.. thx.. san kayo bili ng silicone lube? kasi wala pa ko.. di po ba masisira DIY white cube ko kahit walang lube.. almost one week ko na nilalaro at nangangamoy ng plastic sa loob at may mga white powder na sa loob ng cube.. help po.. hehe.. sino po taga taft dito na may silicone spray? pwede makahingai habang wala pa ako... heheh.. thx n_n
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Re: How to Lube Your Cube!

Post by TheJoker on Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:03 pm

http://pinoyspeedcubers.forumotion.com/noob-s-area-f12/new-lubricant-t2245.htm#35331

refer here sa post about silicone and other lubricant... may added info about it... para maliwanag lahat...

at kung sino medyo masipag... gumawa na lang bagong info about lubrication...

para isang thread na lang... okay...

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Re: How to Lube Your Cube!

Post by cornicz69 on Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:09 pm

AzTig!! Tnx!
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Re: How to Lube Your Cube!

Post by dalton on Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:20 pm

Thanks for this useful post Smile
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Re: How to Lube Your Cube!

Post by marc_rendl on Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:31 pm

actually kung di ako nagkakamali matagal nang may post about sa lubing bago pa tayo naging members ng pca (or noong kakaregister ko palang)... and it is NOT TRUE that it is ok to spray on the sticker coz it relatively shortens it's lifespan (mas madali masira yung sticker pero hindi agad nakikita yung effect).

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Re: How to Lube Your Cube!

Post by magickero on Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:53 pm

Oh I see. Well it won't harm it much, I guess. Won't it help provide like a layer to coat it and preserve it?
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Re: How to Lube Your Cube!

Post by dalton on Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:35 am

I guess it depends on the material as to what the sticker is made. As to stickers of DIY cubes, I agree to magickero it wont harm that much, no harm at all!. Silicone spray contains materials that are not reactive to certain plastics like stickers to the extent of deteriorating it, they may even help to preserve the sticker's lifespan - I am a licensed chemist and I should know this.

Some people might conclude that the sticker deterioration is relatively due to the silicone spray components but there are so many factors to consider that can shorten the sticker's lifespan - from the sweat of your hands to environmental factors (where do you store your cubes, ambient temperature), how often do you use it, how often to you clean it and consider natural/spontaneous oxidation. Wink

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Re: How to Lube Your Cube!

Post by testing101 on Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:18 pm

woah.. nice, from the chemist point of view.. heheh.. i agree. ayos lang ma spray ng silicone yung stickers ng diy.. hehehe.. thx uli sa info..
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Re: How to Lube Your Cube!

Post by magickero on Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:00 pm

@Dalton

Naks! Swerte pala tayo may chemist dito. Oh yeah, paano ako makabili niyang silicone spray mo? Hehe
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Re: How to Lube Your Cube!

Post by thugster_9904 on Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:45 am

Guys question lng.. Hindi ba pwede ung tanggalin mo lng ung isang corner piece tapos spray throughout? Kelangan baklas tlga?
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Re: How to Lube Your Cube!

Post by magickero on Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:05 pm

@Thugster

Pangit ang effect noon dahil hindi nasespread ang silicone. For maximum lube, buksan mo talaga.
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Re: How to Lube Your Cube!

Post by thugster_9904 on Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:30 pm

tnx kuya magickero

Tnry Q xa kahapon, ok lng ba ung balik mo na sila sa dati after turning all the sides and waiting for 15 mins each? Kaso, basa pa ung oil?

Any recommendations?
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Re: How to Lube Your Cube!

Post by magickero on Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:18 pm

Yup. Pwede na yan.
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