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[Help Thread] the cube seems sticky

notme

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So I tried this Premium Silicone and the cube seems sticky. Frankly I'm just happy it went back together!
I like this Thunderclap, but now I want something with magnets.
Anyway, I suppose I'll need to include some kind of lube with the next order.
 
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The only lubricant you should really ever use in a cube is lubricant meant for cubes, the exception being Traxxas lube. Anything on SpeedCubeShop, TheCubicle, or CubeDepot is good. Just clean out your thunderclap as best you can and then use real cube lube next time :)
 

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I regularly use a silicone floor spray in my bigger puzzles and it seems to work well, although you do need to be careful with non-cubing based products as there is always the chance that they will damage your puzzles in some way. Having said that, some water-based cubing lubes can damage the ferrous parts of puzzles, so read any advertising small print carefully.
 

notme

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First; I laid the cubies out and sprayed! Then turned over for another spraying!
Let sit awhile, then wiped down and assembled.Was soooo surprised when it went back together!

Second; Silicone floor spray?? I think that must require liability insurance!
But curious minds need to know, in what application do you spray silicone on the floor?
 

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When wood needs to slide on wood, the sliding doors in older Japanese houses for example, a non-solvent based silicone spray is often used.
 
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