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[Help Thread] Disassembly and Assembly Thread

DerpBoiMoon

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Sorry if I was unclear, I meant physically remove the center caps and put them back on in the positions I listed.
*breaths in*

Ok is swapped two center pieces(R and Y), though they were in the correct color scheme, this simulates swapping tow centers. I will know look and know it is impossible, as i need the ry edge flipped which is simple. but then look at the piece structure there is no WY piece. So by swapping centers, you are making it impossible to solve

*breathes out*

Then remebers this guy probably had the cube in the color scheme beforehand and now i'm being stupid
 

JTM007

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Hey guys. I'm gonna take my valk 3 elite m apart to clean so I can lube it.
If I don't mess around with the centre pieces and only take apart the edges and corners will I need to alter the tensioning with a screw driver after putting it back together? I can't see why I would need to but I've seen videos saying you might need to alter your tensioning after reassembling the cube.
Thanks.
 

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Hey guys. I'm gonna take my valk 3 elite m apart to clean so I can lube it.
If I don't mess around with the centre pieces and only take apart the edges and corners will I need to alter the tensioning with a screw driver after putting it back together? I can't see why I would need to but I've seen videos saying you might need to alter your tensioning after reassembling the cube.
Thanks.
No you won't but unless you have already tensioned the cube or put your preferred springs in. If you have not touched the tensions at all its worth it to tension it to your liking. I would also recommend taking apart the screws from the edges so you can lube the core. Lubing the core does 2 things. 1. Reduces spring noise, that's good because it can get annoying at times. and 2. Preserves your hardware. If you lube the core properly then the hardware should last longer as result of less friction from the plastic to metal surfaces.
 

JTM007

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No that shouldn't be a problem. Just curious, how did you hear that?
Thanks mate. I saw J perms video on how to lube a cube and he doesn't touch the centre pieces at all and he says you may need to use a screwdriver to fix the tensioning so it corner cuts good. But my cubes tensioning is perfectly to my liking and corner cuts amazingly
 

JTM007

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No you won't but unless you have already tensioned the cube or put your preferred springs in. If you have not touched the tensions at all its worth it to tension it to your liking. I would also recommend taking apart the screws from the edges so you can lube the core. Lubing the core does 2 things. 1. Reduces spring noise, that's good because it can get annoying at times. and 2. Preserves your hardware. If you lube the core properly then the hardware should last longer as result of less friction from the plastic to metal surfaces.
Well I got the CUBICLE LABS DNM-37 PREMIUM SPEED CUBE LUBRICANT which had amazing reviews but it says to not be used for the core
 

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Well I got the CUBICLE LABS DNM-37 PREMIUM SPEED CUBE LUBRICANT which had amazing reviews but it says to not be used for the core
Yeah, don't use that on the core. Its water-based and it will make your core rust. Get Traxxas 50k and use that on the core instead. You can get huge bottles of Traxxas for like 10 bucks at hobby stores, especially ones that have RC cars.
 

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I really hope this 4-minute video helps all of those who have previously struggled to put 4x4s together - the first 90 seconds should cover the main principle:


I filmed and edited a new 4x4 reassembly video because I wasn't satisfied with the start of nearly every other tutorial that demands a very careful building of the first few 90° spans of the core. Nearly all of those tutorials even concede the start can be very difficult, so I'm proposing more people try this alternative solution.

I know it's not an original idea, but I don't know why there aren't more tutorials suggesting this method (the only one I could since find was this 18-minute video in Telugu).

There should be no need to adjust tensions after disassembly, apply extra lube as "glue", or contort one's grip to keep everything in place. The only extra "tool" that might be needed is a bit of tape or blu tack/mounting putty, but if you have magnetic pieces, even that probably isn't necessary (I think my tape had very little effect in the end as I was quite slapdash with it across one centre only). For those without magnets, I suggest just taping most of a down face from the start - that should be more than enough to get started, segment by segment.
 

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I really hope this 4-minute video helps all of those who have previously struggled to put 4x4s together - the first 90 seconds should cover the main principle:


I filmed and edited a new 4x4 reassembly video because I wasn't satisfied with the start of nearly every other tutorial that demands a very careful building of the first few 90° spans of the core. Nearly all of those tutorials even concede the start can be very difficult, so I'm proposing more people try this alternative solution.

I know it's not an original idea, but I don't know why there aren't more tutorials suggesting this method (the only one I could since find was this 18-minute video in Telugu).

There should be no need to adjust tensions after disassembly, apply extra lube as "glue", or contort one's grip to keep everything in place. The only extra "tool" that might be needed is a bit of tape or blu tack/mounting putty, but if you have magnetic pieces, even that probably isn't necessary (I think my tape had very little effect in the end as I was quite slapdash with it across one centre only). For those without magnets, I suggest just taping most of a down face from the start - that should be more than enough to get started, segment by segment.
~Flashbacks to times when I spent hours each day slowly building up my disassembled 4x4~. Nice video! For me, the solution was some heavy lube to ‘stick’ the internals together, and duct taping the outside of the cube everytime I added a new piece to make sure it didn’t crumble.
 
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