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2013 Mustang has me shocked

My 2013 Mustang GT literately has me shocked. Every time i get out of it the door handle shocks me. It dont bother me too much, but what if i pick up a fat chick with a pace-maker? The seats are cloth, maybe its building up static. Please help me. And please dont suggest a ground wire that drags on the road as i drive. Thank you

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Is the air really dry out there right now? It is super dry here and I am getting shocks off of just about everything.

Don't pick up any fat chicks with pacemakers until the humidity goes up a bit.


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You have too much polyester in your wardrobe!

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As long as you touch the door handle or get out before the fat chick you will discharge the static, before said fattie and her pacemaker get a jolt.

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Do you go around looking for fat chicks with pace makers???

Now, that is a strange fetish.

What do you do with them after you pick them up?

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No tha cant be the problem. I threw away all my silk underwear and i live close to the beach so the air is humid. im at a loss
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I have a base model '11 GT and I have the same problem (in Texas). When I'm in work slacks, not a problem but with jeans it's guaranteed to happen. I guess I'm just used to it now haha.

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When I get in I make sure that my left leg is touching the sill area after I sit down (to discharge static from sitting) with my foot on the ground, then I swing it in after seated.
I had the same problem except I was getting zapped when lowering the brake handle. Since doing this simple technique, it has not happened once.

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I would say it's the cloth seats. I think there is something you can spray on them to prevent it, but I can't recall what it is.

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I think there is something you can spray on them to prevent it, but I can't recall what it is.
Yes, my ex-girlfriend used this stuff called "Static Guard". Amazon.com: Static Guard Spray -- 5.5 oz.: Kitchen & Dining

I have never used it myself but I witnessed her using it quite often and it worked well, at least for clothing static and stuff sticking together.

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I would say it's the cloth seats. I think there is something you can spray on them to prevent it, but I can't recall what it is.
I agree, it's the cloth seats. The spray is called "Static Guard". My 2007 F150 shocks me every time the humidity is low. I use it every winter and it works really well.
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Here's a review from Amazon that says it works for this exact purpose...

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This product is not only wonderful for static cling associated with clothing, but it works great for static cling and shocks associated with fabric car/auto upholstery and car/auto carpeting. I use it regularly for this purpose. When I first got my new car I noticed that every time I got out and shut the door I would get a static shock caused by a static charge build up from the fabric used for the car's upholstery. I purchased a can of Static Guard Static Cling Spray here on Amazon and sprayed the car's upholstery and carpeting and it has completely resolved this issue. I reapply it once a month.
Heh. DJ2014 and I posting at the same time.

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thank God I found this thread. Ive been getting static shocks in my 2012 stang with cloth seats. I will buy this static guard.
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I would say it's the cloth seats. I think there is something you can spray on them to prevent it, but I can't recall what it is.
Try rubbing with a dryer sheet

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Hmmm my cloth seats have never interfered with my fat chick game nor have they ever shocked me? It must be the way we get in and out of the car that makes the difference?

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