When you lube the cables the only effective way to do it is to pull the cable all the way out of the casing, wipe it down and soak a paper towel in your lubricant and wipe the entire length of the cable good.
Take the casing and spray through it with the lube until comes out the other
Tri-flow is the best stuff out there. It ain't cheap, but it is IMHO the best of the best... It has Teflon in it too.