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Kumato

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I have noticed a few different ways of telling the density of a lube. For example, I'm familiar with weight 1-5. But I'm still not sure how cst densities work. Ex.5000cst.

So what is, for example 5000cst to weight lubes?
 

lilKriT

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Hello, my lubes should arrive today. I ordered the silicone spray and two different silicone "liquids" which are supposed to be medium and high density (with no water). Can anyone give me an opinion on how to actually use them? Should I combine them? One on the core, one on the pieces, or just use one type...

Is it possible to damage the cubes with bad lubing technique? If I don't like the lube how can I fix it?
 

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Hello, my lubes should arrive today. I ordered the silicone spray and two different silicone "liquids" which are supposed to be medium and high density (with no water). Can anyone give me an opinion on how to actually use them? Should I combine them? One on the core, one on the pieces, or just use one type...

Is it possible to damage the cubes with bad lubing technique? If I don't like the lube how can I fix it?
First id recommend not using silicone spray if possible so use that as a last resort when the other lubes are gone. It’s kinda toxic and can damage the cube after long use.
For now, you dont need to combine them. Just disassemble the cube, unscrew the screws and take out the springs, and lightly lube each of them with the heavier lube. Then, reassemble the core, and put some of the medium lube on some of the pieces (not too much) while assembling the cube.
After this, it may feel slow, which is fine. You need the lube to “break in” throughout the cube.
 

lilKriT

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Hey, this is kinda what I thought...

I would try to use one drop on each screw and then a small drop on opposing corners of the cube. Would that work?
The spray is supposed to be safe so I don't know...
How long do you think the lubes would last?

Oh and by combining them, that's what I meant - using one on core and one on the pieces.
 

Galcor117

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Hey, this is kinda what I thought...

I would try to use one drop on each screw and then a small drop on opposing corners of the cube. Would that work?
The spray is supposed to be safe so I don't know...
How long do you think the lubes would last?

Oh and by combining them, that's what I meant - using one on core and one on the pieces.
Maybe two or 3 “drops”
Should last around a month or two (depends with the cube)
 

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Yes. Use a heavier lube on the core, and if it is fast, put heavy on the pieces. If it needs sped up, put lighter on pieces. Would recommend heavy on core for sure. Remember its easier to add more than take some away.
 

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Hey! So I'm buying a huge set of puzzles, and I got some lube as well. I'm getting lubicle black, silk, dnm37, lubicle 1, lubicle weight 5 and lubicle speedy. Which combination to use on a dry cube?
 

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Hey! So I'm buying a huge set of puzzles, and I got some lube as well. I'm getting lubicle black, silk, dnm37, lubicle 1, lubicle weight 5 and lubicle speedy. Which combination to use on a dry cube?
Do you know what feel and speed you want?
 

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Do you know what feel and speed you want?
I haven't really experienced with lubes before, but my best I around 29 seconds, and I have a slow Tps. I'm looking for something smooth and fast, that won't overshoot and that it won't be super noticeable (like, not that I would feel like there is a lot of oil in my cube)
 

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I haven't really experienced with lubes before, but my best I around 29 seconds, and I have a slow Tps. I'm looking for something smooth and fast, that won't overshoot and that it won't be super noticeable (like, not that I would feel like there is a lot of oil in my cube)
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There are so many feels you could get. I would probably try lubicle black on the core (do be careful, it stains and is hard to get out, eve from the core). Then weight 5 on the pieces. Put some on the tracks and a small amount on the side of the pieces. From their depending on how it feels.

Add DNM to keep feel and make quicker. Id start with 1 drop.

Add Silk to add some speed and some softness. Again, start with 1 drop.

Add More weight 5 to get a smoother and slower feel.

Add Speedy to get a faster silicon feel (like DNM, only its silicon.)

Add Lubicle 1 to add speed and thats kinda it.

If anyone else has any thoughts. Please leave them down below, Im curios how others would do it.
 

ophir

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There are so many feels you could get. I would probably try lubicle black on the core (do be careful, it stains and is hard to get out, eve from the core). Then weight 5 on the pieces. Put some on the tracks and a small amount on the side of the pieces. From their depending on how it feels.

Add DNM to keep feel and make quicker. Id start with 1 drop.

Add Silk to add some speed and some softness. Again, start with 1 drop.

Add More weight 5 to get a smoother and slower feel.

Add Speedy to get a faster silicon feel (like DNM, only its silicon.)

Add Lubicle 1 to add speed and thats kinda it.

If anyone else has any thoughts. Please leave them down below, Im curios how others would do it.
so you're basically telling me I should put all of them in?
 
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