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Old 02-13-2012, 02:26 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, i don't know if it's just me but everytime i get out my Jeep and close the door i get zapped Does anyone else have this problem?

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Old 02-13-2012, 02:27 PM   #2
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Hey everyone, i don't know if it's just me but everytime i get out my Jeep and close the door i get zapped Does anyone else have this problem?
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:29 PM   #3
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:34 PM   #4
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Seatcovers synthetic? I mean what seatcovers aren't, it could be the reason. Try spraying them with some anti-static
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:37 PM   #5
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Are you short? You may be charging yourself up with the friction on your seat trying to get out and getting a shock when you ground your hand on the body of the jeep.
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It's called ESD, and can be prevented several ways. basically, when you get out of the jeep and rubbing your body (ass) on the seat, you are building up a charge on your body, which stores that energy. When you go to close the door, right as you are reaching for it, that energy is released as a very small lightening bolt to the metal of the jeep. It's always there, you just don't notice it as much in the summer because humidity in the air discharges it very fast. In the winter when humidity is low, it can't discharge fast enough so you get a "zap".

I wear a "heal strap", which bleeds down the electric charge so I don't get "zapped".
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:46 PM   #7
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I wear a "heal strap", which bleeds down the electric charge so I don't get "zapped".
You mean a rubber strap screwed into your shoe ?
Or are saying this in jest ?
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It's called ESD, and can be prevented several ways. basically, when you get out of the jeep and rubbing your body (ass) on the seat, you are building up a charge on your body, which stores that energy. When you go to close the door, right as you are reaching for it, that energy is released as a very small lightening bolt to the metal of the jeep. It's always there, you just don't notice it as much in the summer because humidity in the air discharges it very fast. In the winter when humidity is low, it can't discharge fast enough so you get a "zap".

I wear a "heal strap", which bleeds down the electric charge so I don't get "zapped".
Damn that could be a bitch pumping gasoline!
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:48 PM   #9
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If you live in a state with cold winters, like I do, this is pretty common. I always touch the back of my hand to the metal frame of my door to discharge before I pump gas.

Don't think I could live with myself if I wore a heel strap. Whatever that is.
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:53 PM   #10
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:54 PM   #11
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Are you short? You may be charging yourself up with the friction on your seat trying to get out and getting a shock when you ground your hand on the body of the jeep.
I'm 6'1, and always happens when i get out and close the door
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There is a quick and easy solution. As you are sliding out of the seats, be sure to grab something metal as you are doing it. The outside of the door frame, bare spot on the roll bar, etc. This way the static charge does not have a change to build up. The down side is you leave finger prints everywhere

Me I do not worry about it, I am just sure to ground myself before getting anywhere near a gas pump.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:17 PM   #13
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There is a quick and easy solution. As you are sliding out of the seats, be sure to grab something metal as you are doing it. The outside of the door frame, bare spot on the roll bar, etc. This way the static charge does not have a change to build up. The down side is you leave finger prints everywhere

Me I do not worry about it, I am just sure to ground myself before getting anywhere near a gas pump.
thanks, i'm going to be putting a mini refrigerator in my center console soon and it will have a metal door handle.. so i guess i will be touching/grabbing that when i get out of the jeep.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:22 PM   #14
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In drivers ed we have to watch a video of a young woman pumping gas. It was from a local gas station and she went into the car to check on her kids, came back out and touched the pump. The spark lit up and she caught on fire, it was terrible to watch.
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I'll share my experiences. I am vegan, and have been for the last 8 years (vegetarian 18 years). It wasn't until about 4 years ago that the number of incidents started going down during the winter. Then, it was something like about 3 or 4 times, maybe. The following winter was something like twice, and then the last two winters has been just once, and it was light, in spite of the last several years being incredibly dry during the winter. I'm guessing that there is something in the diet that makes you conduct electricity a lot more than you should. I can have people around me shocking themselves silly all day, and, I don't get shocked. I'm suspecting that there is a buildup of chemicals used in food preparation in the body.
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^ I heard someone describe vegetarian to me once as : Old tribal slang for the village idiot who cant hunt, run, or ride.

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Well, does my ability to reload 12 ga buckshot (00 or 000) count?
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I'll share my experiences. I am vegan, and have been for the last 8 years (vegetarian 18 years). It wasn't until about 4 years ago that the number of incidents started going down during the winter. Then, it was something like about 3 or 4 times, maybe. The following winter was something like twice, and then the last two winters has been just once, and it was light, in spite of the last several years being incredibly dry during the winter. I'm guessing that there is something in the diet that makes you conduct electricity a lot more than you should. I can have people around me shocking themselves silly all day, and, I don't get shocked. I'm suspecting that there is a buildup of chemicals used in food preparation in the body.
Actually(don't tell anybody this)we are electricity type superhero's
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I'll share my experiences. I am vegan, and have been for the last 8 years (vegetarian 18 years). It wasn't until about 4 years ago that the number of incidents started going down during the winter. Then, it was something like about 3 or 4 times, maybe. The following winter was something like twice, and then the last two winters has been just once, and it was light, in spite of the last several years being incredibly dry during the winter. I'm guessing that there is something in the diet that makes you conduct electricity a lot more than you should. I can have people around me shocking themselves silly all day, and, I don't get shocked. I'm suspecting that there is a buildup of chemicals used in food preparation in the body.
Think I'd rather just touch my metal door getting outta my Jeep to discharge the electricity on my way into the restaurant to order my filet mignon and a frosty beverage.

Not that I don't love my veggies, too. And fruit. Eat a ton of both. But I gotta rend flesh.
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The meats already dead. why not pick it up and eat it.

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