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 Post subject: Rubik's Ice Cube+Silicone=What the???
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:40 am 
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I rediscovered my rubik's ice cube and decided to spray it with silicone. I sprayed a small amount between the center of 4 pieces and suddenly bubbles formed along with a really strange sound. It felt as if the puzzle was melting together as I quickly started to twist it. Slowly turning got better and now it is back to the horrible quality of normal ice cubes. Anyone know why this happened? Honestly, it was really cool :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Ice Cube+Silicone=What the???
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:18 am 
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Oh weird. Well I can think of two possibilities. 1, either you used something other then CRC or Jig-A-Loo (The two most common) or 2, there was already a lubricant in there. But if it was made by Seven Townes, then I doubt that.

But when I tried CRC, it made it turn much faster, like an Easthsheen without the corner cutting.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Ice Cube+Silicone=What the???
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:51 am 
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What type of spray was it exactly? I know WD-40 can actually melt plastic. I ruined my first 3x3x3 that way some years ago :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Ice Cube+Silicone=What the???
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:58 am 
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It's normal CRC Silicone spray. I've used it before so the problem has to be with the puzzle. Maybe the ice cube has a different type of plastic.

If anyone has an ice cube, try spraying it with silicone. I've tried it on mine a few times and it keeps doing the same thing.

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Ice Cube+Silicone=What the???
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:30 pm 
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I have use CRC, shock oil, and vaseline and nothing happened with any of them.

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Ice Cube+Silicone=What the???
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:32 pm 
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The lubricant was actually hot water, thus the sound and the melting of the ice :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Ice Cube+Silicone=What the???
PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:46 am 
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One of my friends wanted to destroy his ice cube because it was so horrible. He started with spray paint, then to goo gone, then jig-a-loo and finished up with something else. After, it turned amaizingly, but the paint covered the stickers/colors. Oh well.

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Ice Cube+Silicone=What the???
PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:02 pm 
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You should disassemble the ice cube and clean all of the moving parts with a clean towel.

This happened to mine too!

After cleaning off all of the extra silicone spray, my ice cube was back to normal.

You may have too much silicone spray in the mechanism.

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Ice Cube+Silicone=What the???
PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:36 pm 
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mizzle576 wrote:
You should disassemble the ice cube and clean all of the moving parts with a clean towel.

This happened to mine too!

After cleaning off all of the extra silicone spray, my ice cube was back to normal.

You may have too much silicone spray in the mechanism.

Chris :D

It turns just fine with the silicone in it.

I cant have too much because this happened the second the first drop hit the plastic :lol:

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