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in this wonderfull instructable i will teach you to lube a rubik's cube.
 
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Step 1: Gather supplies

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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 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 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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sgt swagger9910 months ago
can i use wd40 on one of the new cubes
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.
ZeroError4 years ago
Petroleum jelly can harm your cube - the best kind, in my opinion, is silicon lube. It stays working for ages.
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
Yes, definitely use silicone spray.
bigg11016 years ago
i solved the cube in 1 minute and 14 seconds
with a guide
Do you know how to solve one, if not, go to you tube and type in "how to solve a rubiks cube part 1"
that was back before i memorized all the algs I now can do it no sweat. i also solve the 5x5x5 and I have a megaminix
wow takes me 10 mins
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
Do you possibly now the algorithm ri,di,r,d?
hey i tried it and it made my cube mor stiff :( i just did it a couple minites ago.  will it loosen up over time?
Just so you know, Petroleum Jelly contains petroleum. When petroleum and plastic, let's say from a Rubik's cube, the petroleum erodes the plastic...eats away at it, if you will. ;)
I had mine after it was lubricated for about a month and nothing happend.
Yeah, so its a good thing to put in a stiff cube for a day or 2 so it become looser, and then clear out the jelly next you could use silicon lubricant to really lubricate it.
I'm just a beginner but I was able to solve in 1.33:447, please reply if you like my time.
sk8master5 years ago
takes me about 3 mins but i just learned this week and thats without lube
now i can solve th cube in 2 mins and 20 seconds
2 minutes, 16 seconds
New time. 56 seconds.
44seconds is my top doing the Beginners Method. 12.4 is my top doing Fridrich.
i need yalls help i just got a rubix cube iv tryed reading how to do it its all so confuseing could some 1 like go step by step with me?
Go to YouTube and look up "Rubik's Cube Part 1". It is the sole reason I can solve the thing.
majorson2 years ago
Nice instructable, although I really DOESN'T recommend using Petroleum jelly on the Rubik's Cube, because it makes the Cube really sticky after it!!

Here some Rubik's Cube tips - great for improving your solving time!.
TigrisLi3 years ago
I just take a cotton swab and put some water and soap and it works pretty good
DO NOT USE PETROLEUM JELLY.
jwoo20233 years ago
i cant understand step 4
jwoo20233 years ago
use vaseline!
Whatever you do , don't use petroleum jelly. It melts the plastic, peels the stickers, and makes it disgusting. I would use Jig a loo or silicone spray but don't over lube it or you cube will be bad.
Jig a loo is the best in the world
Sorunome3 years ago
42 seconds!!
15 secs!
damn!
JustModIt4 years ago
if petroleum jelly "eats" plastic, than why is it packaged in plastic containers? or is the container something else?
lubixcube4 years ago
you should try using lubix, it works much better. http://www.lubixcube.com
joetheninja4 years ago
45 seconds best, 1 minute average
trgz4 years ago
(just posted this elsewhere)
I used to use talc when they first came out in the early 80's - only ever made managed a 1min14 sec but it was nicer to your hands than most other lubes!
AJBrawlLvr4 years ago
 just did this w/ my cube that once, when I got annoyed, I hit with a sledgehammer. :) It works like (almost) new!

5*
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