Petroleum jelly


#1

I’ve heard this stuff is great for thick lube.

I bought 2 speedles from my friend for $2 and need thick lube for looping.

I know if I but thick lube, I’ll never really use it, so I was wondering where I could get Petroleum jelly.


#2

In case you didn’t know, vaseline is petroleum jelly. You probably have vaseline lying around.


#3

What exacly is it used for, I might have it.


#4

Its used for lip gloss/lip chap or whatever that lip stuff is called. I used to use it because new york is very dry, and your lips crack when you’re there and your lips aren’t moist.


#5

Just asked my perents, we don’t have any of it.

Are there any other household items/things that can be used for thick lube?

I did use the search button, but nothing really helped.


#6

You probably have “Singer” oil, thats sewing machine oil. It can be used as both types of lube.

Anyway, you don’t “Need” thick lube for looping. Just triple/double loop the bearing, and the speedles will play beautifully.


#7

My old speedle had a broken in bearing, but the one I got didn’t, so the looping is varies between both of them. So thick lube will really help me here. I also tried putting a bunch of thin jube on there, but that didn’t help either.

I think I’ll buy Petroleum jelly somewhere, what I’m wondering is where, would Wal-Mart have it?


#8

I’m pretty sure walmart would have vaseline.

But did you try sewing machine oil?


#9

I don’t think I have sewing machine oil either. :stuck_out_tongue:

I’ll stop by Wal-Mart to get Vaseline, I needed mineral spirits and string anyways.


#10

almost every store, even small corner stores, have vasalene. i was very surprised that to find that you’re house doesn’t have any.

its IMMENSELY common.


#11

Mineral spirits ??? whats that


#12

mineral spirits is a paint thineer that works great to clean bearings.

and i have never tried petroleum jelly before but you should be able to find it many places such as gas stations and any grocery store.


#13

thick lube laying around the house

cooking , vegatable oil .

get some bearing greese from the garage out of the greese gun or can , take off a dust cover off the bearing and smash in some works great , bicycle , chain greese you know

vasoline is put om babys arses to stop diaper rash ,


(Marvin.D) #14

i use clipper oil

i also put it on my dm and play 4a


#15

Walmart usually has small tubs of Vaseline in the cosmetic section for 1 dollar.
I used the tub to lube many rubik’s cubes and its still half full.
Also, i guess i shoulda said this earlier, but vaseline melts plastic a little bit, so only use on non-plastic yoyos.
btw, NEVER lube a rubik’s cube with Vaseline. use silicon spray instead.