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Sticker-free Rubik's cube!

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Tired of the stickers falling off of your Rubik's cube? Here is a simple and cheap solution to making your cube last longer and look cooler!
 
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Step 1: What you'll need.

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Scissors, a ruler, a pen, 6 different colored foam pads (the thinner the better), and brush on Krazy glue (I got the kind made for plastic and leather... etc).

Step 2: Prep your cube.

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Remove the stickers from your cube. Try to get as much of the stickyness off of the cube. I accomplished this using Goo B Gone.

Step 3: Squares

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Cut 9 squares from each color. Make sure that they fit on the cube without affecting the cubes rotation. You can use the ruler to make perfect squares but I found this almost impossible and too time consuming so I just eye balled them.

Step 4: Glue on the squares.

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Using the super glue, brush on a THIN coat of glue onto the FOAM CUBES. Try to get as close to the edges as possible so that the corners will not raise after excessive use. Do one cube at a time or the glue will dry.

Be very careful not to get any on your hand... its called SUPER GLUE for a reason.

Place the foam cube onto the Rubik's cube. I worked from left to right, top to bottom and found it to be the easiest. Make sure you get the square centered on the first time, the glue dries very rapidly.

Step 5: Let it rest.

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After all the cubes have been placed onto your Rubik's cube, let the glue dry for at least a half an hour before attempting to solve the cube.

Step 6: Scramble and solve!

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Scramble and solve your new Rubik's cube!
captain camo6 months ago
Bud ump bum bum bum im lovin it
Normally I don't say something this (I actually despise most people who say something like this, considering this is Instructables) but it's a dollar for a high quality sticker set from Cube Smith and $5 for high quality tiles. Then again, it looks like you are using a Rubik's brand, so you probably don't care.
juliaKen2 years ago
Nice post! Learn some Rubik's Cube tips, so you solve faster..
micraman2 years ago
Thats really cool! My rubiks cube's been lying around for quire a while and all its stickers have fallen off... TIME TO MOD IT! (and learn how to solve it again :D)
splazem2 years ago
Very good idea!
vishalapr2 years ago
This is amazing!Gonna give it a try!
target403 years ago
cool but could u jus get cubesmith tiles?
Mr.A-Z3 years ago
Cool! this is an what i searched ,thanks! * I just hate some kind of stickers ,they're can be easily "peeled off", so now I use a 3x3 cube that painted on its side..* By the way is it a Superglue?( or the Krazyglue is the brand?.or it's better to use some kind of glue that quite strong , but can be "peeled"? * coz, man , I won't have that PERMANENT kind.it'll looks dirty...sometimes you should change it ,right? -j-
Nicolas M3 years ago
There's one problem, if the foam is thicker than 1.5mm it does not comply with WCA regulations and therefore is not acceptable for official competitions.
mrrshotshot (author)  Nicolas M3 years ago
So..? Go buy a $10 cube for competition.
damasta4 years ago
you can also buy pre-cut tiles from Cube4You.com you can simply stick on

adamthiede4 years ago
Really cool. This is awesome. I just got a new cube and my old one's stickers were coming off. I'll try this one!
KnexFreek4 years ago
 What an awesome ible!!!
That looks really neat...you could pull it off, but in such a situation, the cube would be enduring reckless abuse.
Ebag1234 years ago
Looks good! Do you think it works for a 4x4?
No reason to say why not :-)
Letheyann4 years ago
nice dude,really nice,i love it!
AzraelUK4 years ago
Looks awesome. Does it feel awesome when you stroke it? Can you rub it up against your face? Is it soft like the fur of a kitten?
sora0054 years ago
you know you could of bot tiles from cube smith would of worked a lot better and it would of been removable but rilly cool idea!
lemonie4 years ago
This is a great mod. I think that people peeling the stickers off is the real problem? (middle stickers and a screwdriver is better) Still the super-glue and foam is going to make peeling very difficult!

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mrrshotshot (author)  lemonie4 years ago
yea i realized that this is probably a permanent mod AFTER i had super glued all the pieces on... oh well, cubes are cheap.
EaglesNest4 years ago
Nice clear pics and explanation, and the cube looks great!
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