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Old 04-10-2014, 08:45 AM   #1
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Static Straps?

A friend recently added a static strap, (anti-static strap?), to his coach.
(see: Amazon.com: Gates 90330 Static Strap: Automotive).

He was told that a static strap will stop the corrosion/bubbling/blistering of the aluminum skin that has begun under his full body paint, (which I doubt).

Does anyone know a good reason for, (aka: the science behind), the use of a static strap?


BTW, I seem to remember that 60-70 years ago fuel oil delivery trucks had a chain dragging, (and sparking), on the ground.

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Old 04-10-2014, 10:42 AM   #2
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The only thing I can see the straps helping with is getting rid of the charge that sometimes shocks you when you touch the vehicle. I guess it could be a problem if it sparks near the gas tank with fumes. Never had a vehicle with straps in my years of driving and none of them blew up

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It might work. The corrosion on your friends rig probably is occurring near stainless steel fasteners. The corrosion is an electrical process called galvanic corrosion resulting from the minute currents created by contact of dissimilar metals. It will be very interesting to see if it works. Please keep us posted.
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Interesting.. I heard that those straps were to help prevent motion sickness! Never could figure that one out!!
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Static straps may/may not be useful. If you think it may help set your mind at ease, use one.

The corrosion of aluminum (on RV's in this scenario) is caused by moisture. Without moisture no galvanic action can occur.KSC Corrosion Technology Laboratory -- Galvanic Corrosion
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They will not help with metal to metal contacts within the car.. The only thing they MIGHT help with is, as someone said, a shock when you touch the metal frame, and/or (And this can be serious) if you get a static shock when you reach for the fuel filler.. Or there is a spark due to static when the fuel pump nozzle first reaches into the fuel filler neck.

That said there are millions of folks who do not have them who will buy gas today and odds are not one of them will go KABOOM.

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