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Re: Static shock

When I still lived in Hungary I used to see grounding "strips" hanging at the rear
bumper on many cars. I never tried if they work, but I did see a few in Canada too.
I guess they work as lightning rods of the car. Also some cars are better then
others. On my old 71 MB I used to get shocks every single time when I closed the
door. It in fact developed the habbit of first just tuching the frame to get it done
before closing the door.

Wolff wrote:

> You car is not grounded. Rubber tires are very insulative. I have heard
> that some tire makers have begun adding conductors to the tires to cut
> down on static electricity buildup, but I don't know which ones have
> that feature.
> Wolff
> Fourkguy@aol.com wrote:
> >
> > Hey Guys,
> >
> > I get a static shock every time I close my door when exiting my car. Does this
> > indicate a ground problem?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Jeff