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1. ZigosityMember

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Well, yeah, I assumed that was the case =P.

I just don't like the whole softening thing, it makes me nervous >_>. Ignoring that, I've been pretty satisfied, too. It made my Type D = amazing. : D. And as for the lasting bit, well, I don't have anything to compare it to, so maybe alternatives wouldn't be any better.

-Zigo

2. Cuber2112Member

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I wonder if it would be a good idea to use jigaloo to soften your cube and then later use CRC so that you dont "ruin" your cube so much....

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4. Mike HugheySuper ModeratorStaff Member

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Yeah, CRC does almost exactly the same thing as Jigaloo (although I wonder if it might not be quite as bad about it). I've been trying using Cubelube first, followed by CRC (a few days later), in the hope that the Cubelube might coat the pieces and protect the cube from being eaten as much. But I'm not sure it works as well - I think my cubes aren't fast enough because I'm doing that.

5. hdskullMember

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CRC = Jig-a-loo, but I find jig-a-loo better.

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Uhh...this thread is two months old. Please check the date before posting.

7. WidebanditMember

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Jig-a-loo - the facts

Jig-a-loo is BAD for cubes! The Jig-a-loo MSDS - Material Safety Data Sheet - shows it contains 30-60% Methylene Chloride - a plastic SOLVENT, and 10-30% Perchloroethane - dry cleaning fluid! Both of these will soften or even weld your cube into a solid block. There's a YouTube video of someone evaluating Jig-a-loo on some Dian-Sheng cubes and he does just that, he fuses one cube solid. BTW the Jig-a-loo MSDS does NOT list any kind of silicone, contradicting mfr's claim that it's silicone-based. I would be very wary of this product.

If you're not sure about a lube, find its MSDS and figure out whats in it.

That said, here's my thoughts on lube...

I have two original Hungarian cubes that I bought in Germany in the 80s and lubed with vaseline - they're still fine, no deterioration, no break-down. But vaseline is gunky and attracts dirt & grit; so I cleaned 'em up and switched to silicone.

The essential ingredient is Silicone oil, or Siloxane - CAS# 63148-62-9.
CAS stands for Chemical Abstracts Service. Every known chemical ingredient - including water - has a registered CAS# which is listed on a product's MSDS, and just about every MSDS is available on-line. Most mfr's have a PDF MSDS right on the product's web-page.

Silicone Aerosol Sprays...

16. KubeKid73Member

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Jan 23, 2009
\$3? I got it for 5 and 9 for shipping. D:

17. h5n1Member

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Jan 2, 2009
Something that works really well is suede impregantion, which contains silicone, now my cube is lubed and waterproof

18. Unknown.soulMember

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Are you talking about shoe polish?

19. Twofu2Member

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Sep 7, 2009
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I lubed a corner piece of my old cube with jigaloo, and I dug through it with my nail, it definitly melts or weakens the plastic of your cube, for only a little bit though.

20. HowSuneIsNowMember

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if you use a little bit of jigaloo at a time it won;t melt. it;s the accelerant that makes it dissolve NOT the lube. always spray the jigaloo upright. if you tilt the can too much you will get a mixture of too much acelerant and not much lube. I bend the straw 90 degrees to really get into the cube.

If you're really worried spray it into another container and then use an eye dropper or paint brush to apply it after it stops smelling like accelerant.