Let's get Sub-20 !

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Re: Let's get Sub-20 !

Postby borginator2 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:19 pm

Yeah! Clean out the vasseline asap before your cube rots, then use silicone spray. ;)
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Re: Let's get Sub-20 !

Postby cgrubix » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:56 pm

That sounds like a good idea. Would I find silicon spray in home depot?
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Re: Let's get Sub-20 !

Postby borginator2 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:32 pm

We don't get Home Depot in the UK. I got mine from halfords, which is like an automotive superstore. I suspect you'll also find it in any good hardware store.

Make sure it's 100% silicone, or it'll melt the cube. It should say as much or say it's for plastics somewhere on the can. If in doubt, order some lube online from Lubix.
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Re: Let's get Sub-20 !

Postby cgrubix » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:10 pm

would it be bad for me to use soap and water to remove the vaseline?
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Re: Let's get Sub-20 !

Postby borginator2 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:56 pm

Water won't do much. It's oil based. Even with soap, I doubt it'll shift it. Try a dry cloth to start with. Then use things like an old toothbrush or a cotton bud.

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Re: Let's get Sub-20 !

Postby cgrubix » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:31 pm

Thank you! I am gong to go do that right now so my cube will not break
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Re: Let's get Sub-20 !

Postby Zeotor » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:33 pm

borginator2 wrote:Water won't do much. It's oil based. Even with soap, I doubt it'll shift it. Try a dry cloth to start with. Then use things like an old toothbrush or a cotton bud.

Any other suggestions, people?

In this YouTube video by MeMyselfAndPi, How To Properly Clean/Lubricate A Rubik's Cube, he wipes the Vaseline off with a paper towel. He then cleans the pieces in soapy water and dries them.

As for where to buy silicone spray, I have seen it in Walmart before.
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Re: Let's get Sub-20 !

Postby cgrubix » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:53 pm

I am going to home depot to find some silicon spray. hopefully they have it
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Re: Let's get Sub-20 !

Postby cgrubix » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:03 pm

Have any of you heard about Blaster Silicone Spray Lubricant?
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Re: Let's get Sub-20 !

Postby Zeotor » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:52 am

If you mean this, then it might be fine to use on a cube. That's because on that page, it states this.
"Silicone-based; contains no oil, grease, wax, petroleum distillates or detergent"


As an on-topic question, I was wondering about lookahead. When completing part of a solve, such as solving an F2L pair, how do you look ahead to the next part. Specifically, where do you look? Should you just watch one section of the cube and look at the pieces that go by it? Or should you be looking at all areas?
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