Reply to post: Re: Don't give me no static ...

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Re: Don't give me no static ...

I remember a report that gas pump fires were more likely to be caused by younger people. Older people are more likely to grab the car door or body to help them get in and out of the car. So more likely to ground out the static.

I remember one of my winter coats was especially good (bad?) at generating static. Almost like tazering yourself sometimes. I learned to hold the metal on a key and touch the key to the car to discharge the static. I tried to avoid touching it to a painted surface as I didn't want to blast holes through the paint.

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