Recommended Lubrication?

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Recommended Lubrication?

Postby TheArchangel » Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:39 am

I am trying to find a good lubrication on my only cube, but I don't want to ruin it. please tell me how each one of these lubrication does;
Petroleum Jelly
Silicone Spray
Furniture Polish
WD-140

Which one is well recommended? Which one should I use for my standard 3x3 Rubik's Cube?
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Re: Recommended Lubrication?

Postby borginator2 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:26 pm

Petroleum Jelly - kills cubes
Silicone Spray - What I use, works well.
Furniture Polish - ??? Never heard of using this. Don't recommend unless it's a wooden cube!
WD-140 - Do you mean WD40? If so, kills cubes.
Please take off topic discussion off this forum. Thanks.
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Re: Recommended Lubrication?

Postby TheArchangel » Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:09 am

well, my dad (A former speedcuber) used a dry lubricant, which doesn't attract dirt, and he used that lubricant for several years, for his mains. Should I use it?
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Re: Recommended Lubrication?

Postby Zeotor » Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:44 am

TheArchangel wrote:Should I use it?

I would say yes, if it works without any problems. A problem could be something such as the lubricant wearing out quickly, or it coming out of the puzzle. If it has any flaws or problems, I would recommend using something else. Silicone spray, which has already been mentioned, is a good option. Things like Lubix work well too. Lubix was made for speedcubing, and there are other very similar options available.
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Re: Recommended Lubrication?

Postby Ry7n_0 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:37 pm

Silicone spray has also been known to kill cubes, but not as fast as Vaseline or WD40.
Maybe I will fail. Hopefully not.
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