Lubrication : READ

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Lubrication : READ

Postby rubixcuber » Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:34 am

Hey beginners listen up.
Im getting mighty tired of telling people to use silicon instead of petroleum jelly aka vaseline.
Vaseline messes up the cube and jams its interiors and melts the plastic.

USE SILICONE SPRAY LUBE. I HOPE THIS IS THE FINAL TIME I SAY IT.
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Re: Lubrication : READ

Postby borginator2 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:28 am

...or something like the Maru lube or Lubix lube if you can get them.

But not Vasseline or WD40. Unless you want a dead cube.
Please take off topic discussion off this forum. Thanks.
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Re: Lubrication : READ

Postby borginator2 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:36 pm

Sorry for post deletion.

We just had someone saying how vasseline is completely safe to use, siting examples of how their cube and friends cube were fine.

Here are the facts...

Vasseline DOES rot cubes. People who have had success with it are LUCKY. Vasseline is not designed to be used with some plastics, in particular that plastic that rubik's products are made from! SOME cubes are made of other plastics that are safe, but I couldn't name them. And even if the cubes themselves are immune, the cores rarely are. Vasseline slowly breaks them down and weakens them.

If you have lubed with vasseline, please disassemble and clean with a dry cloth as best you can. Only use lubricants that are safe or come purpose made for cubes.

Stick to...

100% silicone spray (I use halford's own brand bought in the UK, but it's available from most auto-shops internationally)
Jig-a-loo (supposed to be good, but I can't get it in the UK)
Lubix (purpose made and supposed to be awesome)
Rubik's lube (ships with some DIY cubes from the Rubiks.com shop)
Maru lube (only comes normally with maru cubes / puzzles)

Avoid WD40 - it will weld your cube together.
Please take off topic discussion off this forum. Thanks.
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