Static electricity in Molds

Discussion in 'Materials' started by erikssonniklas, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. erikssonniklas
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    erikssonniklas Junior Member

    Static electricity

    Hi All

    Does anyone do anything about static electricity in large fibreglass molds?

    Thanks in advance

    Niklas
     
  2. ondarvr
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    ondarvr Senior Member

    They do make conductive tooling gel coats, this helps some when grounding the molds. Since you said "large molds", if it has a metal frame that needs to be grounded also.
     
  3. erikssonniklas
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    erikssonniklas Junior Member

    If regular tooling gelcoat is used, are there any reasons for grounding the mold?
     

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    It will help.
     
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