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Author Topic: Static Problems  (Read 926 times)

Offline the_pope

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Static Problems
« 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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Offline o1marc

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Re: Static Problems
« Reply #1 on: Mar 11, 2017, 13:13:04 »
This doesn't sound like a real question, so I'm not going to answer it.

Offline the_pope

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Re: Static Problems
« Reply #2 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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Offline nateb

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Re: Static Problems
« Reply #3 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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Offline the_pope

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Re: Static Problems
« Reply #4 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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Offline the_pope

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Re: Static Problems
« Reply #5 on: Mar 11, 2017, 19:52:43 »


Nothing to write home about but it's a start.

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Offline o1marc

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Re: Static Problems
« Reply #6 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.

Offline the_pope

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Re: Static Problems
« Reply #7 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.

Offline owenmech

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Re: Static Problems
« Reply #8 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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Re: Static Problems
« Reply #9 on: Apr 27, 2017, 15:23:53 »
You tried to wipe it with a dryer sheet?