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Static Charged Paint

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Connor, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. Connor

    Connor Well-Known Member

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    Waxed the yukon tonight and as I was wiping the wax off the dust from the dried wax seemed to static cling to the paint. It's a pita to keep going back and wiping off dust from every panel. Why is this is happening and how I can fix it?
     
  2. BOO5TED

    BOO5TED Resident Smartass

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    Spray it with water.
     
  3. Connor

    Connor Well-Known Member

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    I mean sure but Id rather not have to wash it twice lmao
     
  4. DeanH1290

    DeanH1290 Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure he was meaning with a spray bottle, misting it onto the paint.
     
  5. BOO5TED

    BOO5TED Resident Smartass

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    Either way really, if you just waxed it the water will run off or just bead up anyway. Just need to dry it off.
     
  6. THE Mook

    THE Mook Well-Known Member

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    Every time you touch your paint figure you are putting charge to it. Especially when waxing. A couple things can help here.

    1. If you keep using wax as a LSP, or final product on your paint for protection, get a car battery, and hook up a cable to your exhaust pipe. If you ground it, you can't put static into it.

    2. Try switching to using a Sealant instead of a wax. Sealants bond with clear coats and tend to be a little harder to have debris be attracted to it.

    I would try to stay away from just misting it with water. It will indeed need to dry. You risk mineral etching from the water without drying. You're right, no sense in washing twice.
     
  7. Graystone

    Graystone Well-Known Member

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    Why not just ground it? Metal strap from the truck to the ground
     
  8. TechieTruckGuy

    TechieTruckGuy 3.5 EcoHell

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    Hookup the positive from the battery to the body :cheeky:


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  9. BOO5TED

    BOO5TED Resident Smartass

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    Then spray it down and dry.
     
  10. TechieTruckGuy

    TechieTruckGuy 3.5 EcoHell

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    Fixed


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  11. BOO5TED

    BOO5TED Resident Smartass

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    You had to ruin the "surprise".
     
  12. TechieTruckGuy

    TechieTruckGuy 3.5 EcoHell

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    sorry papa tonneh :kiss:
     

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