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 Post subject: Vinyl vs. PVC
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 6:19 pm 
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Hey guys I'm new to this forum (Been cubing for 1 week) and I'm glad that I found a place like this in my time of need -_-. Anyways I have a MB cube that I bought a week ago but now the stickers are all falling off. Its been bothering me and I havent been able to go in the 1 minute mark. I've been looking about in Rubiks.com and cubesmith.com but I am torn between the sticker choices.

So what sticker is better Rubik's PVC or Cubesmith's Vinyl stickers?

Also I am ordering a blank 3x3 diy cube later so should I then have PVC or Vinyl or Cubesmith's Lexan tiles?

I hope you can help me bcause 7 of my orange stickers are gone and 3 of the green lol

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The lexan tiles are probably the best way to go. Durable and will last longer than any other types of stickers.

As for choosing between PVC or vinyl, vinyl is just one way of saying polyvinyl chloride, or "PVC." Either rubiks.com or cubesmith will be sufficient for most needs. Only the most discriminating with their taste would probably choose one over the other, really. I have sets of both and both meet my needs. Then again, I'm not a speedcuber, but I don't think that makes a real difference either.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:02 am 
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I prefer Cubesmith.com over Rubiks.com.
Why?

Rubiks.com:
-rips easily
-gets wrinkled when you drop your cube
-very thin, so the black plastic shows under the sticker (altering the colors of the stickers)
-gets oily easily
-peels off after about 3 weeks of use
-more pricey

Cubesmith.com:
-sturdy
-shinier (I'm a sucker for polished looking stuff)
-color does not change no matter what plastic it is on
-easier to apply
-cheaper
-looks nicer

I'm sounding like a radical, which I am. ORDER FROM CUBESMITH! 8-)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 7:11 am 
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Well there you have it. I'm not a speedcuber so it's good to get one's opinion on the difference between the stickers.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:59 am 
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R.E.T. wrote:
but the tiles from cubesmith just don't do it for me.


Do you know Cubesmith has 2 different kinds of tiles? There's textured ones and smooth ones.

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R.E.T. wrote:
I've only tried the textured, are the regular close to a sticker feel?


No, they're not glossy like some tiles (i.e. Meffert's). Even the non-textured Cubesmith tiles have a very fine grain "texture" to them. I prefer those to the textured ones.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:12 pm 
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if you buy new stickers they can come of agian. paint it.

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Hey 8-)

How well replacement stickers ... umm stick ... depends largely on how well u remove the old stickers and how well u remove any sticky remains and gunk. Make sure the surface on the cubies where u will apply stickers is absolutely clean and dry. If using oil or whatever to remove remains of the old stickers be extra cautious. It is also a very good idea to cut away/sand irregular parts of the surface in order to make it smoother. If ur new stickers still tend to slide u can always use some (super)glue. But beware it can then be a real pain to have them replaced :oops:

Also i get better result by individually applying stickers than by using applicator sheets. With cubesmith stickers u have no choice though. If making ur own stickers make them not too big and make the corners rounded. To avoid unnecessary wear and tear :)

-Per :solved:

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