Lubricating the Rubik's Cube

May 18, 2009 5:29am CST
When I started high school this year, I noticed that large amounts of year 7's were playing with Rubik's cubes (either solving it or messing it up badly). So I decided to buy one myself. I went to a '2 dollar shop' and bought a cube for $ 1! It broke on the first day so I bought one that was $1.50. It broke after one week so I went on to a $2 cube that broke after 3 weeks! I asked my friends for advice and they told me to get a better cube! I asked them how much they costed. I examined their superior cubes and noticed that they were all the same brand and were top notch. They told me that they were usually $20 in Kmart, Target or Toys R Us. I bought the cube and discovered that it was extremely stiff so I lubricated it with Vaseline (White Petroleum Jelly). I am having trouble in making it smooth so I would like some help with it. Anyone who knows how to lubricate a Rubik's cube, please help me out! Thanks for helping!
2 responses
@munkie (12)
• Philippines
20 May 09
Is your cube made up of hard plastic? If it is, then you don't have to put any lubricant in it. I think, it is stiff because it isn't being used often and/or properly. If this isn't helping, why not return it to the store and ask for a replacement? :) oh, BTW, if ever you are going to the store, make sure you bring the receipt of the cube ;)
• Australia
20 May 09
Thanks but I use it more than an hour a day which is quite a lot. I lost the receipt and the stickers r peeling.
• United States
31 Jul 09
You can go to Target and get Jig-a-loo, or go to Wal-mart and get CRC heavy duty silicone. They are very good and are highly recommended. By the way, both lubricant are found at the automotive section of the store.