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#1 SlowBeas

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 03:45 PM

I have a Third Eye controller that makes a little creaky noise when I pull the trigger. Plus, I'd love the travel to feel smoother, like my old sandpapered surfaces. I've applied a little (and I do mean a little) oil to the assembly, but it makes no difference. Frankly, I'm reluctant to apply much more.

 

I'd welcome reasonable suggestions. Thanks.

 

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 03:56 PM

My Third Eye instructions recommend nothing be applied to the wiper assembly, just wipe with a dry Q-Tip.

 

My recommendation would be to contact Howard.


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Posted 23 October 2015 - 04:59 PM

Its been my experience with Third Eyes that the wiper button typically needs a radius put around its edge. Also they usually need the wiper button adjusted so it is actually flat to the resistor.

Once these two items are addressed, you might try lightening the pressure that the button exerts on the resistor. Also once the two items are addressed, you can put a small piece of like 400 grit wet or dry between the button and resistor, grit side to the button, and stroke it for awhile. I also move the spring anchor down to the bottom hole so the spring is more consistent in its "pull".
 
These are items that I have witnessed being overlooked for around 50 years. Hope this helps.
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Posted 10 September 2016 - 10:58 AM

IMO Get a Difalco Genesis


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Posted 10 September 2016 - 11:24 AM

What Tom said above. The sandpaper will contour the BUTTON and smooth out the movement and get rid of the sound. It takes a while, but worth it.

Be sure to curve the sandpaper around the resistor.

 

Don't put ANY liquid on the resistor. Some liquids will loosen the windings and the assembly will come apart. Clean the grit from the button out from between the wires on the resistor regularly with a dry Q-Tip.


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