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Blood Sweat Tears and Grease => Bodywork / Painting / Plating => Topic started by: the_pope on Mar 10, 2017, 13:49:09

Title: Static Problems
Post by: the_pope on Mar 10, 2017, 13:49:09
I'm painting a helmet and the static electricity keeps pulling the paint off my brush when I get close to the surface. Any tips on discharging that nonsense? I've tried denatured alcohol with moderate success.

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Title: Re: Static Problems
Post by: o1marc on Mar 11, 2017, 13:13:04
This doesn't sound like a real question, so I'm not going to answer it.
Title: Re: Static Problems
Post by: the_pope on Mar 11, 2017, 18:54:24
This doesn't sound like a real question, so I'm not going to answer it.
Thanks dude! Super helpful!

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Title: Re: Static Problems
Post by: nateb on Mar 11, 2017, 19:32:13
First you have to get a bucket. Then you insert the brush into the bucket. Then you put about .45 worth of hi octane in the bucket. Then you light the brush on fire. Then you paint it with a rattle can.


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Title: Re: Static Problems
Post by: the_pope on Mar 11, 2017, 19:51:46
Hahaha! You guys think I'm painting the whole helmet with a brush? Doing lettering and some detail work. Mostly messing around on an old Moto 4 for practice.

I didn't use a paint brush for the helmet. That's what paint rollers are for. Superior coverage and it lays down more evenly. /s

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Title: Re: Static Problems
Post by: the_pope on Mar 11, 2017, 19:52:43
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Nothing to write home about but it's a start.

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Title: Re: Static Problems
Post by: o1marc on Mar 11, 2017, 21:53:36
Race numbers on anything other than real race parts is just ghey. I've never seen a fiberglass part have so much static electricity it would pull paint from a brush. When I have a static issue when powder coating I put the part in the oven at 100 for 10 minutes to dissipate the charge.
Title: Re: Static Problems
Post by: the_pope on Mar 11, 2017, 22:29:22
Race numbers on anything other than real race parts is just ghey. I've never seen a fiberglass part have so much static electricity it would pull paint from a brush. When I have a static issue when powder coating I put the part in the oven at 100 for 10 minutes to dissipate the charge.
I guess it's all about trial and error at this point.

Also: knock off the trash-talking and let people enjoy things. This forum used to be pretty good at helping newcomers figure stuff out. But who knows. One day I, too might have a quaint little .org website from 1996 and you and I can discourage the newbies together.
Title: Re: Static Problems
Post by: owenmech on Apr 27, 2017, 15:11:14
Pope is right, the trash talk on this site is getting pretty bad. I used to come here because the community was fantastic and I loved reading about all the little projects people had going on. But come on, people are still new to this game, believe it or not, and I think we should encourage them to keep moving forward rather than shame them into giving up.


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Title: Re: Static Problems
Post by: JSJamboree on Apr 27, 2017, 15:23:53
You tried to wipe it with a dryer sheet?
Title: Re: Static Problems
Post by: Pwalo on Apr 28, 2017, 22:20:31
Pope is right, the trash talk on this site is getting pretty bad. I used to come here because the community was fantastic and I loved reading about all the little projects people had going on. But come on, people are still new to this game, believe it or not, and I think we should encourage them to keep moving forward rather than shame them into giving up.


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To be fair 01marc is new to the game of powder coating. He could put the part in the oven at 0deg for five seconds and that would dissipate a static charge to ground just as effectively. It's not his fault he suggested putting a cheap plastic helmet in the oven at 100deg. what type of brush and what type of paint are you using. It has a lot to do with it especially if you are using cheap brushes with acrylics. Sable or other animal hair performs miles better than the generic crap plastic hobby brushes.
Title: Re: Static Problems
Post by: o1marc on May 13, 2017, 12:35:56
To be fair 01marc is new to the game of powder coating. He could put the part in the oven at 0deg for five seconds and that would dissipate a static charge to ground just as effectively. It's not his fault he suggested putting a cheap plastic helmet in the oven at 100deg. what type of brush and what type of paint are you using. It has a lot to do with it especially if you are using cheap brushes with acrylics. Sable or other animal hair performs miles better than the generic crap plastic hobby brushes.
Fuck off, I've been doing this for a living for 10 years and am considered an expert in the field. Do you really think 10 minutes at 100 will hurt your helmet? Is the helmet really plastic, or is it fiberglass, and how the fuck would you know? A fiberglass helmet or even one made of plastic would surely take 100 temps which it may see in normal use.
Title: Re: Static Problems
Post by: VonYinzer on May 13, 2017, 21:57:13
If you're not discussing the actual question than leave the thread. Enough bullshit.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Static Problems
Post by: JukeJoint on Sep 13, 2017, 11:41:27
Bit of an old thread that went south, but what I would have done is try to ground it with a copper wire. I used vapor barrier plastic to surround my small painting setup. I had to use a copper wire to rid that of static. If it's getting noticeably bad I pick up the wire, which I left copper strands on the end of like a fan and rub it around the plastic. It seems to work.
Title: Re: Static Problems
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 13, 2017, 12:48:09
Bit of an old thread that went south, but what I would have done is try to ground it with a copper wire. I used vapor barrier plastic to surround my small painting setup. I had to use a copper wire to rid that of static. If it's getting noticeably bad I pick up the wire, which I left copper strands on the end of like a fan and rub it around the plastic. It seems to work.

Not a bad idea.  You can also find cheap grounding straps at most electronic places.  It goes around your wrist and has a wire that will clip to a metal ground.  They are used in electronics repair shops to keep from blowing up sensitive components.