- Jun 1, 2004thanks, guys, for all your help.
I just have one question- i have never seen an Eastsheen cube.
where could i possibly get one?
--- In email@example.com, "Per Kristen
Fredlund" <aspiring_to_love@y...> wrote:
> In my opinion one can't spray a 3x3x3 cube too much. But remember
> use only high quality silicon spray. Personally i have goodoilbased
> experience with Chesterton silicon spray, but i guess most brands
> work very well. There has been suggested and used many other
> lubricants for the cube. Some i think u should not use are :
> sprays like WD40. The cube will be smooth initially. But after acubicles.
> while the cube goes real stiff :-( I have seen here in this group
> that some use olive oil. I don't recommend it. Any oil can
> potentially break down the plastic mould that makes up the
> But if the cube is looked upon as a pure commodity then some mightbe
> not care the cube will not last long ;-) Any excess lubricant can
> wiped off easily with a dry cloth. To remove oilbased lubricantscan
> be a pain. Silicone spray is washed off easily using lukewarmwater.
> When it comes to 4x4x4 cubes, taking them apart for
> is a bit more involved. The eastsheens are probably bestdisassembled
> like this :of
> Put the cube firmly on a flat surface. Remove the four centercaps
> the top layer with a pointed knife. They come off quite easily ifu
> do it correct. Try a few different points/angles until it works.When
> this is done it's time to unscrew the top "center lock" slightly.It
> can be taken off if so desired. Now u can spray inside the cube.Do
> not remove more pieces or lift the cube. If the cube "falls apart"in
> ur hands it's a pain to assemble it properly :-(. After sprayingput
> back the "centre lock". Tighten the screw again. Put on the centertime!!)
> caps. If necessary repeat for more faces.
> Other 4x4x4 cubes u can remove one or more edgepairs (1 at a
> and then spray into the cube. The rubiks.com cube is actuallyquite
> strong. The facecenters have a much stronger foot than the old4x4x4
> like Master/Revenge. But best way to remove an edge is to turn aknife
> layer so that an edge is right above another edge. Then use a
> to pop the edge out.make
> After spraying the cube turn all layers around several times to
> sure the spray spreads "everywhere" inside. When this is doneleave
> the cube for couple of hours to let the silicone dry inside.wondering
> Hmm .. maybe someone should make lubing videos of the various
> cubes ?? ;-)
> -Per K
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, stradivariuscuber
> <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > I have two questions about the looseness/tightness of a cube.
> > I just got a 3x3x3 that is extremely loose. It pops on the F2L
> > every time. The spring can stretch up to 1.5 mm. I am
> > if there is a way to tighten it so I don't have to return it.you
> > Also, can 4x4x4's be lubed? I know they pop easily, but would
> > recommend it?
> > Thanks for your help
> > Austin
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