- Jun 14, 2017
Hi, I'm debating between Lubicle One, Lubicle Silk, and DNM-37. Because of budget reasons, I cannot get all three, so what should I get????
Yes! Oils go rancid over time.Safe? Yeah, sure, it isn't caustic or anything, but I wouldn't put it in my cubes.
That lubricant is mostly just cooking oil, which is a fat. The shampoo is basically just being used as a surfactant to make the water runnier and spread more thoroughly. The mouthwash is being used to color it, I guess? He said it had no effect, which is false, but that leaves only the one option...
The shampoo and mouthwash will leave behind fragrances, flavorants, oils, etc. that will build up as gunk over time, while the cooking oil will likely break down and congeal. It's not really gonna ruin your cube, and it may actually work pretty well for a while, but it'll make your cube a sticky and gross mess that you'll have to clean up regularly.
Though I'm curious if @4Chan thinks any different. I've wondered about this sort of stuff for a while.
Not sure about Cosmic, but as for the Cubicle stuff...Does anyone know?
I have DNM, I wanted to know the differences between the bunch and which is best.Not sure about Cosmic, but as for the Cubicle stuff...
DNM-37 is a water-based lubricant that essentially one-ups Maru. Has pretty much the same effect (except it seems to make the cube a little smoother too), but it lasts quite a lot longer, and it doesn't leave that gunk behind.
Lubicle 1 deposits Teflon on the plastic, which lowers the coefficient of friction and smooths out the surfaces. In my experience, it makes the cube feel smoother and more slick but doesn't dampen noise or the feeling of rigidity.
And I told you the differences I could.I have DNM, I wanted to know the differences between the bunch and which is best.
What kind of lube do you think I should use???I keep seeing all of these questions about lube. I think it would be good to keep lubrication questions all in one thread about where to buy and what lube to use for what cubes.
Lube Types (Descriptions by Thrawst)
Lubix is like UN Security Council resolutions: it's not a be all end all solution, as the pieces usually need lubrication themselves. Purchase
Silicone, CRC, Jigaloo... 100% pure silicone lubricants are like mathematics: it's universal, works everywhere in the traditional sense. Buy at any hardware store.
Maru lube, Rubiks.com lube... is like unicorn blood in Harry Potter: It's magical at first, but it doesn't last long and you'll soon have to reapply it. Purchase
Vaseline or any other oil based lubricant are like US foreign policies: It may work for a while, or it may seem to work on paper, but in the long term things break down. Get at a drug store.
Shock Oil/Diff Oil is 100% Silicone, it has a similar feel to Lubix but slightly different. Put a small amount on, and your cube will become godly, but too much and it will be the devil. Get at a a hobby shop that sells RC cars.
For a Rubik's brand specifically I would go with CRC but not before this.
For more info on lube http://www.speedsolving.com/wiki/index.php/Lubrication.
Please ask questions about people's experiences and what cubes to use what lube on below.
-Silk makes the cube smoother, quieter, and a bit 'softer' feeling how I'd describe it. It lasts a matter of weeks, sometimes more than a month.What's the difference between DNM-37, Lubicle Silk, and Lubicle One? Also, how long does Lubicle Silk last? Should I clean it out and relube the pieces once a month? It's like Unicorn blood and if I'll need more, I'll buy the 10cc bottle.
Also, I heard that DNM is like Maru that lasts a bit longer. Exactly how long is it? Does it go overnight (and if so, does it last as long as silk)? Thanks!
So basically DNM is Maru that lasts longer? Also, does Silk or One make the cube faster? And does One last longer? Sorry for all the questions; just wanted to know what I'm gonna be getting before I buy. Thanks!-Silk makes the cube smoother, quieter, and a bit 'softer' feeling how I'd describe it. It lasts a matter of weeks, sometimes more than a month.
-One makes the cube smoother and a bit slick (therefore faster), but retains the rigid feeling of the plastic. It works primarily by depositing Teflon in the plastic, so it lasts quite long -I got it pretty much when it came out and, while I have put more into my puzzles, it's because I wanted them to be even more smooth and slick, not because it needed replacement.
-DNM-37 feels pretty much like Maru, but it also makes the cube feel smoother almost like it has a hint of Silk (plus, it leaves no gunk). I usually replace it every week or two.
Yes, DNM-37 is extremely similar to Maru but lasts much longer.So basically DNM is Maru that lasts longer? Also, does Silk or One make the cube faster? And does One last longer? Sorry for all the questions; just wanted to know what I'm gonna be getting before I buy. Thanks!
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