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How to Prevent Center Caps From Falling Out on a Dayan Zhanchi and Other Cubes

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It looks really bad. Instead of putting the paper their first, CUT OUT the square and just make it so none stick out of the sides. The paper might effect the performance of the cube.
 

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Or do it like in your video, but after pushing it in, take it out again and cut the sides away with scissors. Or put little sticker pieces in there (from cube sticker leftovers or post-its or whatever), that's my preferred way now because they stay in place when you take a cap off and put it back (for screw adjustment or whatever). Plus that way you don't need a 3:23 video, one photo can show it all.

 
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Or do it like in your video, but after pushing it in, take it out again and cut the sides away with scissors. Or put little sticker pieces in there (from cube sticker leftovers or post-its or whatever), that's my preferred way now because they stay in place when you take a cap off and put it back (for screw adjustment or whatever). Plus that way you don't need a 3:23 video, one photo can show it all.
This is also my preferred method. Only cube I ever had to do it with so far was my Ghosthand Mirror Cube, though. Since my cube's white and the paper I used is white (gasp!), it's also hardly visible, not to mention basically nothing is sticking out (1mm at best).

Neat video, though. I know some people go search Youtube before anything else for an answer, so I guess it could be helpful.
 
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i would use a little piece of blutack....
but interesting...
I would find that method annoying if you want to clean out or tension your cube... (Well, at least I think I would. I haven't tried it)

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It's clearly not, since you're talking about "hardly visible" and 1mm "sticking out". Nothing should stick out, nothing should even be in the gap visible from the outside. The paper/sticker/whatever should be really just deep inside.
That, or I'm just a very inaccurate cutter and am satisfied with my inadequacies (it's only visible from one centre piece now that I pay attention, by the way. Meh.).
 
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You don't have to put paper under the caps of your Dayan 3x3's... If you look under the caps you will notice some extra plastic near the single clips. If you just cut this using a regular knife it stay on.

Though paper will still work on other cubes...

I used Elmer's glue for my F-II center caps... It's sufficient enough and it's not permanent like super glue.
 

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Thanks for the feedback, I didn't realize that I was doing it wrong. This way hasn't affected the cubes preformce that I can see. Though now I feel like a dumb noob. Do uou think I should delete tbe video?
Any feedback is good feedback :) It's up to you to delete the vid. I didn't actually watch it though.
 

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If the caps keep poping with Stefans method, you should consider using tape and making it sticky on both sides. This helps a bit more..
 
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