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Leaving Cubes In Hot Tempatures

lotsofsocks

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Ok so i went to an theme park and it was really hot so i put my cube in the glove compartment and we went in the park like for 6 hours... so when i came back my cube/tiles where so hot it felt like they where moving so I put it under the cool air I turned it and it felt sticky and lock up alot and it room temp. now and it stills feels weird. So should i re-lube it? And if you had this problem please tell me.
 
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ive never had this happen to me..do you use silicone spray, jig-a-loo, or vasilene......use silicone it's the best.......vaseline melts your cube so do use it........i recomend relubing with silicone spray after you properly clean out your cube!!! hope this helped
 

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ive never had this happen to me..do you use silicone spray, jig-a-loo, or vasilene......use silicone it's the best.......vaseline melts your cube so do use it........i recomend relubing with silicone spray after you properly clean out your cube!!! hope this helped
Jigaloo IS Silicone spray. It's just a brand of silicone spray.

I think if the cube is lubricated with silicone spray, and then put under cold temperature, it usually feels sticky. I would recommend washing the pieces and then re lubricating it. It probably should feel like normal after that.
 

emu

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I would actually suggest using "plastic-melting" vaseline for very stiff and difficult-to-break-in cubes. Of course, after a few solves with the vaseline lube, it should be thoroughly cleaned and re-lubed with silicone. From my experience, it really helps break in storeboughts. I know I'm not the only person to do this either.
 

cuberman0312

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probably melted a little i put my storebought edge piece in the microwave for 2 minutes and it melted
 

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the tiles moving around would just be the adhesive melting.
put, despite the hot climate I live in my cubes have never experienced that. I'll maybe do some experiments with a cube I don't use... the same one I put the weed burner to, that will work nicely.
 

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hot temperature makes cubes good! If one of my cubes suck, I just put it on a sunshiny place for 10-20 mins, and it will be ok. also, if it's winter, I hold my main cubes on the radiator, so they're always good. ;)
 

PandaBoi

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ive never had this happen to me..do you use silicone spray, jig-a-loo, or vasilene......use silicone it's the best.......vaseline melts your cube so do use it........i recomend relubing with silicone spray after you properly clean out your cube!!! hope this helped
Jigaloo IS Silicone spray. It's just a brand of silicone spray.

I think if the cube is lubricated with silicone spray, and then put under cold temperature, it usually feels sticky. I would recommend washing the pieces and then re lubricating it. It probably should feel like normal after that.
Jigaloo is designed for stuff that needs to be waterproof, its great stuff but normal silicone has a good heat range, i dont know what happened but might be the plastic or if u used vaseline,
 
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