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Silcone spray not working?

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i just went out and bought some silicone spray to lube all my cubes. i tested it first on my rubiks 3x3x3 to see if it would work. and it just made my cube kind of clicky. i used liquid wrench silicone spray. it makes it faster when moving fast, but when moving slow it feels kind of sticky and kind of clicks. did i buy the wrong stuff? here is the link http://www.liquidwrench.com/products/#!/2 it is just the plain silicone spray in the purple/white bottle. thank you
 
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http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/showthread.php?5129-The-TRUTH-about-Jig-A-Loo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoa8xG69INk&feature=player_embedded
Do you REALLY want to try Jig-a-loo? (It's not really that bad, just be careful)

I myself have used Liquid Wrench and it is actually more petroleum than silicone. The way they mix it makes it just awful and tightens your cube a ton. Clean it out now and lubricate with Vaseline to eat out the corrupted plastic because if you don't your cube will seize up and you won't be able to use it. I use this purposely to decrease pops in cubes that can't be tensionsed. Never use it unless you know exactly what you're doing. The smell will never go away.

And if you look on the warnings it will say:
"May cause death without warning"

Also:
http://www.speedsolving.com/wiki/index.php/Lubrication#Other_silicone_lubricants
Shows Liquid wrench and "Do not use this"
 
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I agree; I do not recommend use of this. CRC, I believe, has the least amount of petroleum out of the three sprays.
 
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i made this mistake myself. i looked in my garage and i was like "COOL SILICONE SPAY!" and used it without hesitation. bad choice...
 
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From the wiki:

"Even though Liquid Wrench says Silicone Spray on the can, it still contains petroleum distillates. The lubricant also has a very petroleum-like smell and will stay there. Liquid Wrench is not odorless. Do not use this. It contains less than 5% of silicone. "
 
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Only use Vaseline in a Rubik's brand cube, and only for a short time when it's new. Other than that, avoid use of Vaseline.
 
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only use vaseline on your skin and other things that it is supposed to be for. that reminds me, my lips are chapped.
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From the wiki:

"Even though Liquid Wrench says Silicone Spray on the can, it still contains petroleum distillates. The lubricant also has a very petroleum-like smell and will stay there. Liquid Wrench is not odorless. Do not use this. It contains less than 5% of silicone. "
Didn't I cite this already? here:
http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/showthread.php?5129-The-TRUTH-about-Jig-A-Loo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoa8xG69INk&feature=player_embedded
Do you REALLY want to try Jig-a-loo? (It's not really that bad, just be careful)

I myself have used Liquid Wrench and it is actually more petroleum than silicone. The way they mix it makes it just awful and tightens your cube a ton. Clean it out now and lubricate with Vaseline to eat out the corrupted plastic because if you don't your cube will seize up and you won't be able to use it. I use this purposely to decrease pops in cubes that can't be tensionsed. Never use it unless you know exactly what you're doing. The smell will never go away.

And if you look on the warnings it will say:
"May cause death without warning"

Also:
http://www.speedsolving.com/wiki/index.php/Lubrication#Other_silicone_lubricants
Shows Liquid wrench and "Do not use this"
 
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