- Oct 2, 2019
Thanks, figures the link goes to a cubing site lol. Pretty cool stuff on there. Different lubes and cubes based on competition and preference..etc. i could see myself doing that kind of stuff . I remember my friend was really into puzzles like that. He had a 15X15 or something crazy like that. He gave me this thing I have now, it's like a Rubik's Cube but it's a sphere and turns with gears.Well some of the higher quality cubes do cost quite a bit, >30usd per cube IIRC.
It mostly drained my wallet because i decided to collect a bunch. Nothing really special about being able to solve it, most people learn the method online and just memorize the algorithms to put the cube back into a solved state. But overall it is quite a fun hobby, the real lesson to be learnt from it is "when you face a big problem, break it down to smaller ones, and solve the smaller ones."
Anyway, i digress.
Here's the type of silicone based lubricant that i use for my hosts.
The GAN Standard Lube 10mL is a low viscosity lube that works best on the pieces. It is packaged in a clear bottle with a tamper-proof cap.www.thecubicle.com
You can also use the silicone lube in RC cars. They are essentially the same stuff. Some are thicker and "stickier" and some are lighter and "runnier". I guess for our use case in laser hosts, the thicker ones would be better as we don't want any lube going where it shouldn't go.
You can also search the term "treadmill silicone oil". Once again its essentially silicone lube.
IMO almost any type of silicone lube can work, as long as it does not contain water.
Yeah, people look up the algorithm and stuff, I've always wanted to sit down and figure it out myself lol.
I went ahead and bought this Super Lube grease I mentioned for the tailcap:
Funny thing is they have the same thing except silicone based.
However they have apparently regular silicone grease and O-ring silicone grease.
Super Lube® Silicone Lubricating Grease with Syncolon® (PTFE) 92003 is NLGI Grade 2 and has a wider operating range than petroleum-based lubricants; -40°F to 500°F (-40°C to 260°C). It has excellent water protection and it is a moisture barrier.
You think there's a difference?