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    I would recommend to use a bit of adhesive foil/tape. You can still get the caps off if you want to. You just have to use a knife to get into the gap.

    P.S. The caps really don't pop on DIY type-As from Cube4you.

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    Default Center caps popping off Zhanchi

    Today I was solving my Zhanchi in the hallway of my school absentmindedly. When I arrived at my class, I noticed that the orange center cap had gone missing. Naturally I was quite distraught about this, but I couldn't leave class to find it.

    Luckily, a friend of mine found it and returned it to me. It gave me quite the scare!

    I don't want something like this to happen again.

    I like my tensions the way they are right now, and I don't think I'd find a reason to change them for a long time. Since I don't think I'll be needing to adjust the tensions, I don't need to pop off the center caps.

    I want to superglue the caps onto my Zhanchi.
    - Would the tensions loosen/tighten themselves over time such that I would need to readjust?
    - I lubed my core (and the washers + the other inner mechanisms) with Lubix. Would I ever need to relube my core? If so, how soon?
    - If I needed to do the above, how difficult would it be to then take off the caps?
    - Is there some other way to prevent the caps from popping off?

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    look up center cap mod on youtube. help fix my center cap problem

    you can stick paper under the cap when you put the cap on youtubeand rip off the remains
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    -Gluing center caps is kinda weird or stupid. I mean it depends on what type of glue you use but most of the time you will have a lot of troubles to get CenterCap of, or you could propably break it.
    -Yes I think you will need to relube your core. I don't know how soon but it will be necessary.
    -Maybe the tensions won't loosen/tighten by themselves but what if you want to retension your cube or lube it again as I said before ?
    -I think the easiest way to fix this is to put a little piece of paper in between cap and center-piece.

    I don't have that problem with My ZhanChi, but if I have i would go with the pieces of paper- it's fast and effective.
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    I put a small piece of electrical tape on the tag of the center piece and cut off the excess. Rarely come off unless I drop it from a height.

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    You could just use Guhong v2 caps on your ZhanChi (if you have a v2). I'm about to make the change myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoryThigpen View Post
    You could just use Guhong v2 caps on your ZhanChi (if you have a v2). I'm about to make the change myself.

    Is there anyplace where you can get extra Guhong V2 center caps separately(I would like to do that myself.)

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    PAPER MOD!

    Heres what you do:

    1. Go find some paper (Any kind works (I prefer loose leaf))
    2. Remove all the pieces from your cube
    3. Remove 1 center cap and stick the paper over the piece. Then proceed to put the cap back on. Make sure it's tight.
    4. When the cap is tight and in place, start to rip off all the paper you can see.
    5. Enjoy responsibly

    Worked for, should work for anyone else.

    If this managed to fail, GuHong caps don't come out but they do stick out a little.
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    The solution has already been provided, but I will mention that you will want to relube your core every 10,000 solves or so.
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    The entire inner mechanism and core, or just the actual pieces?

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