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samthemagical
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Hi. My ITR is incredibly NOISEY. Is their anything i could be doing to make it quiet? Every time I use it close up, People ask me about the wurring noise. I have to make excuses like 'its the gravitons recoiling from the electromagnetic forces' PLEASE HELP!
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Is it an electric ITR or a mecanic ITR ?

If it's an electric ITR (like Stealth Retractor), you can put one little drop of special oil for engine (I 'm not sure of the exact term, I think it must be "penetrating oil") at the basic of the axe ot the motor.
Moreover, you can wrapp a piece of cloth on your ITR to quiet this noise.
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samthemagical
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It's a mechanical one. I've never ever HEARD of an electric one, and I probably could'nt afford one. I think that the reel itself (inside the whole ITR) is unbalaced and is rubbing the shell when it retracts.
Alan Munro
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Try a spritz of silicone spray. It shouldn't degrade the reel, like mineral oil would, and it will probably cut the noise, at least a little.
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I can't say better than Alan,

But to complete on Electric ITR you can take a look at the Stealth Retractor of John Kennedy magic.
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Your rubber band might be loose and ayou might need a replacement or tighten it. They seem to be very hard to work on... Fat finger disorder.
-Casey
samthemagical
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Thanks very much. Also, does anyone know if serger thread can be rolled onto an old, empty reel and used?
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Does anyone know how to dissolve Magicans Wax on the thread? Mine got stuck on it and it cant come off, when I pull the thread, it snapps.
Any ideas?
Thanks!
-Casey
samthemagical
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Are you using kevlar or nylon? With the kevlar, if you heat it up (not too hot!) and run it in and out, more and more each time, I think it'll free itself up. Also, if you've got the kind that splits in half, you can open it up and unreel it without the pressure once or twice.
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Try using baby oil gel, not too much, or it will swell the elastic, but a little bit on the end of a toothpick put on the edge should help. Or try mechanical grease.
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