Removing The Static Charge From Plastic Parts

Whenever refinishing parts, especially plastic parts, static electricity has always been a problem. There are many products and techniques in the industry to help eliminate or reduce static electricity; however there may be one you haven’t heard of before.

An anti-static gun is relatively new to the USA, and can be used as another means of removing static from plastic parts before refinishing. Static electricity attracts dust and dirt and can also cause haziness, streaks, and other issues, especially with metallics. The anti-static gun blows positive and negative ionic charges on the panel, taking the static charge down to neutral. The anti-static gun attaches to the same airline as the spray gun and must be used as the absolute final step of part preparation.

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