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EngiNerdBrian

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What are some good solutions for removing lube residue from the outside of cubes? I've tried just plain paper towels, a wet wash cloth and dry dish towels already.

I most Likely had lube residue in my fingers when handling the cubes during magnetizing & a lube job. Any good tricks to get it dry on the outside again?
 

qwr

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I’m not sure why I didn’t think to use soap. This worked, thanks!
generally for cleaning plastics or vinyls, windex is pretty gentle. also baking soda for a gentle abrasive for stuff that can be scratched off.
 

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generally for cleaning plastics or vinyls, windex is pretty gentle. also baking soda for a gentle abrasive for stuff that can be scratched off.
Windex reminds me of the time I took a sip of it thinking it was the blue Caprisun juice.
I've tried Windex on a overlubes Rubik's brand and it works fine.
 
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The FitnessGram Pacer Test is a multi stage...
I mean, if you have silicon oil lying around, then you can use that if you’re careful. But you can get some delivered for a couple of bucks maximum. You can also try loosening the screws, but that will only make it a little bit faster, not less dry. And it can also reduce structural integrity of the puzzle and make it more likely to pop.
 

hexacuber

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My 2x2 is really dry and a bit slow but I don't have any lube to make it better. Is there anything I can do?
Just get lube lol, that's the whole point of it. Lubes may seem expensive, but they last for a very long time an you only have to put a couple drops.
Personally I recommend Cubicle Labs Silk
 
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ok thanks, i will try to put it back, but its a bit hard. Im the biggest noob when it comes to cube insides

finally it went back in

i was so scared when i thought the edge cracked and broke but it just came apart where you can put it together again.
 
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