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Silcone spray not working?

guitarman960

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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
 

Clayy9

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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.
 

Mr 005

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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...
 

wontolla

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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. "
 

Clayy9

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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.
 

MovingOnUp

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Yes liquid wrench has always been frowned upon by the cubing community, until Lubix came along and everyone totally forgot about sillicone spray ;)
 
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