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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-23-02, 03:09 AM Thread Starter
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Static Electricity

I have a build up of the stupid stuff everytime i drive and it zaps me or the passenger whenever we get out, does anyone have any ways of getting rid of it without getting one of those strips that you have to put on the bottom of your car

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Keep hold of the car door until your feet touch the ground.

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Ditto to TopGhia. Just eventually it wrecks your paint work though with fingerprints. You could always get leather - I don't have that prob. on my car, but I did when I had the Fairmont.

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Keeping hold of the door you still get a zap ... as for the leather I'll have to test that ... I think I still cop it getting out of the T.
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I have tried the holding onto the door bit, touching the dor, touching the rubber on the door first and everything, saw a nice spark of electricity once to my finger... its getting pretty bad now :s6:
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Buy and attach an antistatic strap; one of those carbon or copper impgrenated rubber strips you attach to somewhere like the bumper and drag on the ground. They work; provide an earth path.

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Get your girlfriend/mate to go out first!

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Also try a different pair of shoes, synthetic materials build up static easy that include clothing and stuff too...
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Hold the door as you put your legs out and touch the ground. Works like a charm for me every time.


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Also perhaps change the polish you use. Some of the polymer based ones seem to develop more static than the waxes.

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