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!
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 ;)