Cube Lube

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Introduction: Cube Lube

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in this wonderfull instructable i will teach you to lube a rubik's cube.

Step 1: Gather Supplies

for this instructable you will need:

1 rubik's cube in need of a lube

1 drinking straw (not the big kind) the bend doesn't matter.

some petroleum jelly
a towel (optional) if you dont use it your rubiks cube will be slicker than snot.

Step 2: Set Up Cube..

turn the top and bottom layers one half a rotation.

Step 3: May the Force Be With You.

insert straw into the jelly, when you remove the straw there should be jelly inside it. if you are using a towell wipe the straw, be carefull not to get the jelly out of the straw. insert straw intow the cube, (between the cornerpiece and the center piece. squeeze the straw so that the jelly goes into the cube.

Step 4: Repeat Step 3

repeat step 3 for each corner, then rotate the left and right halfway. repeat step 3 for each corner.

Step 5: Work It!

turn the cube rapidly in all directions working the jelly into all the working mechanisms.

Step 6: Record Your Best Times

leave a comment with how much time you can solve the cube in. or a video. can you beet my time, i bet you can if you try.

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    I'm kind of a noob please don't judge my time is 52 secs

    I just got a new best time of 34 seconds

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    argggggggggggggg my best is 35

    Best time is 24 secknds

    i meant piece instead of "pace" in the second line.Stupid keyboard..(:

    if u pop out the pieces and "generously" use petroleum jelly{i recommend Vaseline}on all sides of the pace .place it back and try solving it.It'll work like a real dayan 5 zanchi .if you properly loosen the screws of the cube the corner cutting will be great and my record time is 23.47 secs

    takes me about 3 minutes, but i just memorized the algorithms yesterday and i looked up the video the day before....so im a pretty new cuber

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    Me too.Which algorithm do you find the hardest?

    It's the sixth one in my opinion.

    3 minutes 27 seconds

    And I'll just throw this in as well my record time is 53.45 seconds

    This is an interesting way of lubing a Rubik's cube but it's probably easier to just take out a middle piece and put some petroleum jelly in. But what I would do is lube my Rubik's cube with petroleum jelly, work it around for a week or two to break it in, clean it out, mod it and then lube it with jig-a-loo or silicone spray. This makes the Rubik's cube so much better but if this works fine for you then do it, but as a few people have said already petroleum jelly does eat away the plastic over time.

    no u cant at the start it works good but it will eventully eat up the plastic on the cibe since wd40 isnt for plastic.

    Petroleum jelly can harm your cube - the best kind, in my opinion, is silicon lube. It stays working for ages.

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    There is a product called "Slipit" which is inexpensive, nontoxic, and washes away with surface cleaners, soap, etc. You should be able to find it in any Lowe's or Home Depot store. Petroleum jelly will work great, but over time will attack the plastic, and the cube will get "sticky." Silicone will work well too, except that silicone is going to "contaminate" your environment. Silicone is great stuff, but it never goes away. It can make your floors slippery, it gets into cd drives, dvd players, etc, and is almost impossible to remove, and can be toxic if ingested!

    Just get some Lubix. http://www.lubixcube.com/Lubix_Cube/Purchase.html

    i solved the cube in 1 minute and 14 seconds

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