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Lluis

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To answer all questions :

The plastic is fine. I use milti-service silicone spray from the brand RIEM. I didn't see the "multi-service" when I bought it, it might be the problem, I've heard that some silicones are not good for cubes when they're multi-purposes. Is it correct ?

As I said, I tried different ways, disassembling the cube and also taking only one piece out. I tried waiting and I tried playing with it right away, it gives the same result.

Maybe I put too much silicone, I'll try again and if it doesn't work, I'll try another silicone, and if it doesn't work, I'll buy a new cube, and if it doesn't work, I'll eat an apple and it will be fine...

thanks for your help ;)
 
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chicken9290

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well i would invest in a good quality speedcube and you probably wouldnt have that problem.

and try to use either jig a loo or lubix as lubricants
 

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Trying new methods of spraying in silicone is not a great idea. You probably had enough after the first method. Adding on more and more is only going to make the cube worse.

You can try cleaning out the cube with warm water and dish soap (don't wash the core) and try lubing it again. You really only need to pop out an edge and put in a tiny squirt. Scramble the cube and play with it a few times and it should be good.

Btw, I use multipurpose silicone as well.
 

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Hi,

I did clean it with warm water and soap between each try (only, the core too), and even playing with it a little and then waiting before using it again, it didn't work. I finally gave up and ordered 3 DIY kits on the internet (they're cheaper than I thought) and lube too. But I really needed to practice with mine while waiting for the others so I put dish soap directly on the core and it works well for the moment, it's as smooth as it first was. But I don't know what may happen after a while...
 

Lluis

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The first one I bought it on eBay and it said DIYKIT cube (F II) the page is here
The 2 other ones I bought them on lightake.com they're Alpha Feng V.

Will I be punished ): ???
 

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I recommend you get some cube lube like lubix, and remember that it does not take a lot of lube to see a drastic increase in performance, especially with lubix.
 

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F2 is good, although they don't normally sell them as DIY kits, so it could be a knock off.
Alpha Fengs.... yeah they're fine I guess. That's cool I was just worried you had picked some really bad cubes (of which there are many).
 

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Cube lubrication questions

Guys, between Lubix and Jigaloo which do you prefer for FII's and Alpha V's or is there anything better?
 

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Both would do a nice job. For me, the Lubix would work better in the Alpha V and Jigaloo would work better in the FII. Instead of Lubix though I use differential oil.
 

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i really love jigaloo/crc/d39 for both of these cubes, but of course lubix gives them a different feel. the alpha v looses that really crispy/crunchy feel when you put lubix in
 
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I initially used CRC in my A5, but then switched to Diff Oil, and thought it was way better. Made it smoother and actually a tiny bit quieter.

I ten got an FII from camcuber (speedcubshop), and it came lubed with whatever he lubes it with. I really hated the cube.
After a few weeks, of the lube having worn away, I cleaned it out and put Diff Oil in there, and all of a sudden, the cube became really good to use. Not my main, but the Diff Oil instead of whatever camcuber used, made me actually enjoy using it.
 
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Both would do a nice job. For me, the Lubix would work better in the Alpha V and Jigaloo would work better in the FII. Instead of Lubix though I use differential oil.
I initially used CRC in my A5, but then switched to Diff Oil, and thought it was way better. Made it smoother and actually a tiny bit quieter.

I ten got an FII from camcuber (speedcubshop), and it came lubed with whatever he lubes it with. I really hated the cube.
After a few weeks, of the lube having worn away, I cleaned it out and put Diff Oil in there, and all of a sudden, the cube became really good to use. Not my main, but the Diff Oil instead of whatever camcuber used, made me actually enjoy using it.
Off topic:I'm ok with this.

That seems odd. Most people prefer D39 in their FII over Lubix as it supposedly makes it sluggish. Each to his own.
 

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I've used a mix of Lubix and Jig-a-Loo in my F-II for a long time now. Lubix gums it up real bad, but it clears up after a day or two and then it's smooth sailing for months; then a little Jig-a-Loo if it slows down, then eventually repeat the cycle with decreasing frequency.

I'm not sure how the two substances are reacting with each other, but I think the Jig-a-Loo melts the cube dust into a fine coating with the lubix, because over time it's gotten smoother and smoother and requires less and less maintenance. I've handled other F-II's, and mine glides like crazy compared to them. But it took thousands and thousands of solves to get it this way.
 

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I have lubix in both of these, and it is GREAT! Although Maru lube works great as well. Do not use spray in the F2. It turns it into garbage quickly, and doesn't feel the same...
 

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Has anyone heard of Meffert's Special Puzzle Lube? My brother got some and now his Lubix Guhong and his Haiyan's Haiyan are really slow. I'd never heard of it before he got it, so I wanted to know if anyone else had had the same experience.

P.S.:Sorry for the bump:eek:
 
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