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Silicone spray. Does it have to be CRC?

peterbone

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I use that exact one, which I also bought from ebay. It seems to work fine but I have to re-apply it quite frequently as it evaporates quickly.
 

James Ludlow

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I haven't used the Maplins, but I have heard it gives a gummy feel.

Tableau is/was popular.

Halfords sells one. Takes ages to dry, but is pretty good after that.

Comma do one. Again takes a while to dry, but otherwise okay. Not the best, but okay.

Lidl sells one too - W5 - gives a gummy feel. I'll try and chase up a link for you.

There are others, of course.
 
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I think it doesn't matter which one you pick, as long as it's silicone spray and not something like WD-40...
I got my silicone spray at the bicycle shop (I don't know if it's named like that in English) and it was fine, so I think every silicone spray will work.
 

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Okay, tried Tableau, but I'm dissapointed. It says 'dry lube', but after spraying the pieces I left them for an hour and they still weren't dry. And I'm sure I didn't spray too much on them.

Since it said on the can that you can wipe off any excess with a cloth, I did that, and put the cube back together again, but it hasn't made that much difference to the way the cube feels.

What has gone wrong?
 

cyoubx

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Some cubes respond better to silicone than others. It might not have anything to do with the silicone, but rather the cube itself.
 

n00bCube

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Well, as I've been constantly working the cube, it seems to have got quite better, but still nothing like the kind of improvement I expected.

Do you think I did the right thing in wiping of the excess, or should I have left it on, put the cube back together and then worked it in for a while?
 

cyoubx

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Well, as I've been constantly working the cube, it seems to have got quite better, but still nothing like the kind of improvement I expected.

Do you think I did the right thing in wiping of the excess, or should I have left it on, put the cube back together and then worked it in for a while?
Without a control, there's no way to know which one would have been better. You'll just have to try both and see which one you like better.
 

maxim1914

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even though CRC says its not plastic safe, if you spray the pieces seperately and let it dry, it does wonders for a cube, not to mention its only $2 at wal-mart.
 
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