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    February 2020
Static cling
Posted by Painted Black on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:58 AM

Anyone know a sure fire way to get static cling out of a body? Everytime I set the body down it attracts every lose bit of dust, styrene bits and so on. very annoying. I've tried washing it, rubbing with dryer sheets, nothing seems to work. thanks

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    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:15 AM

Dryer sheets would be my suggestion. They can be quite effective. If the ones you have are not working, perhaps try another brand. It has been recommended by some that you should use a used dryer sheet, to avoid unintentionally applying some unknown, paint resisting chemical, etc.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:35 AM

Never thought of that but it all makes perfect sense. Thanks for the tip Trevor

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Posted by Painted Black on Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:42 AM

Will give the dryer sheets another shot, did some searching and came across several other tips, some pretty drastic to say the least. Will get the shop cleaned up as well. Thanks

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    January 2017
Posted by 195X on Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:35 PM

Gonna take a guess here and say, you're living in a fairly dry environment? Not necessarily geographically but possibly you heat with all electric or have an overly ambitious dehumidifier?

One thing I find that helps big time in winter is, set a bucket or large bowl of water next to the heat register. As heated air comes out it will drag water molecules into the air, reducing or removing static electricity alltogether. Trust me, my cats approve.

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    February 2020
Posted by Painted Black on Friday, February 28, 2020 7:08 AM

195X

Gonna take a guess here and say, you're living in a fairly dry environment? Not necessarily geographically but possibly you heat with all electric or have an overly ambitious dehumidifier?

 

One thing I find that helps big time in winter is, set a bucket or large bowl of water next to the heat register. As heated air comes out it will drag water molecules into the air, reducing or removing static electricity alltogether. Trust me, my cats approve.

 

 

No, just the other way round. Quite humid, and we heat with wood, but we keep the temp at 60 degrees, neither I or the wife like it HOT. So far the second round of dryer sheet rubbing seems to have cured it, Thanks

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, February 28, 2020 5:24 PM

Have you tried the old tack cloth?

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