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What type of Shock oil

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The higher the number the thicker the fluid. Higher will be slower. 10 is the lowest weight silicone "oil" I have found. 30 is the most commonly available, and if the wieght isnl;t listed it is likely 30 wt.
 
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I use 20 wt. However I've only tried just that.

Heads up: Shock oil builds up and slows down the cube faster than other lubes. The oil in specific gets into the core which people don't typically clean as often, and it can really bog down the speed.
 
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I have searched and all i can find are petroleum based products.

I looked at literally every shock oil and lubricant available from tower hobbies which has an amazing selection. I don't think this product exists. It would eb nice if you double check.

HPI is the only product I can find
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXTLK8&P=7
http://cgi.ebay.com/HPI-Z141-SHOCK-...temQQimsxZ20091113?IMSfp=TL091113179009r38967

HPI also makes silicone based shock oil but not at weights as low as 5.
 
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I use 20 wt. However I've only tried just that.

Heads up: Shock oil builds up and slows down the cube faster than other lubes. The oil in specific gets into the core which people don't typically clean as often, and it can really bog down the speed.
it seems liek the trick to avoiding this is using less. I can lube a 3x3 really well with just 8 drops, one to each side, and two to the foot area.

apply sparingly and work it in. you can always add more.
 
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