need household-substance anti-static coating for plastic meter cover

need household-substance anti-static coating for plastic meter cover

Post by Alan Horowi » Fri, 09 Jan 2004 02:44:16

situation is a plastic meter cover, on a large process control board,
onboard a tanker ship, deployed.  The meter movement underneath
experiences wild meter-swings, associated with finger contact,
presumed to be due to static electricity.

we have a decent collection of household-type substances, also a small
collection of industrial substances.

we have infrequent but regular access to Navy Exchanges, which are
basically transplanted K-mart sort of outlet.  Carries common american
brand-name stuffs.

The official Navy Supply Chain can deliver almost anything, but not
always within your lifetime.....

 
 
 

need household-substance anti-static coating for plastic meter cover

Post by Mark Fergerso » Fri, 09 Jan 2004 03:01:28



> situation is a plastic meter cover, on a large process control board,
> onboard a tanker ship, deployed.  The meter movement underneath
> experiences wild meter-swings, associated with finger contact,
> presumed to be due to static electricity.

> we have a decent collection of household-type substances, also a small
> collection of industrial substances.

> we have infrequent but regular access to Navy Exchanges, which are
> basically transplanted K-mart sort of outlet.  Carries common american
> brand-name stuffs.

> The official Navy Supply Chain can deliver almost anything, but not
> always within your lifetime.....

   Box of dryer sheets (you know, the ANTI-STATIC ones).
Wipe as needed. Also removes dust.

   Mark L. Fergerson

 
 
 

need household-substance anti-static coating for plastic meter cover

Post by Bob Da » Fri, 09 Jan 2004 03:01:41


Quote:> situation is a plastic meter cover, on a large process control board,
> onboard a tanker ship, deployed.  The meter movement underneath
> experiences wild meter-swings, associated with finger contact,
> presumed to be due to static electricity.

> we have a decent collection of household-type substances, also a small
> collection of industrial substances.

> we have infrequent but regular access to Navy Exchanges, which are
> basically transplanted K-mart sort of outlet.  Carries common american
> brand-name stuffs.

> The official Navy Supply Chain can deliver almost anything, but not
> always within your lifetime.....

Hard disk or circuit board wrapper, especially one of the
translucent pink ones.  You'd have to ground it somehow.

-- Bob Day

 
 
 

need household-substance anti-static coating for plastic meter cover

Post by Sofi » Fri, 09 Jan 2004 03:17:48

Alan Horowitz:
A common liquid dish detergent like Joy, Palmolive, or Dove applied with a
soft cloth or very soft paper towel like Viva (do not add water).....  wipe
on and then wipe the excess off.......   I have been using this method for
decades on plastic analog multi-meter faces and it works great and has
lasting effects.
--
Best Regards,
Daniel Sofie
Electronics Supply & Repair
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Quote:> situation is a plastic meter cover, on a large process control board,
> onboard a tanker ship, deployed.  The meter movement underneath
> experiences wild meter-swings, associated with finger contact,
> presumed to be due to static electricity.

> we have a decent collection of household-type substances, also a small
> collection of industrial substances.

> we have infrequent but regular access to Navy Exchanges, which are
> basically transplanted K-mart sort of outlet.  Carries common american
> brand-name stuffs.

> The official Navy Supply Chain can deliver almost anything, but not
> always within your lifetime.....

 
 
 

need household-substance anti-static coating for plastic meter cover

Post by Jim Wei » Fri, 09 Jan 2004 03:28:01

Clean it with liquid "fabric-soft" meant to be used in washing machines (the
pink goo) and then wipe it with one of those "static-free" sheets you use in the
dryer.

Use caution and a FEW drops of the pink goo so it doesn't run into the meter
bearings and gum things up.

Jim

->
->we have a decent collection of household-type substances, also a small
->collection of industrial substances.
Jim Weir, VP Eng. RST Eng.      WX6RST
A&P, CFI, and other good alphabet soup

 
 
 

need household-substance anti-static coating for plastic meter cover

Post by FrediFizz » Fri, 09 Jan 2004 04:47:23


| situation is a plastic meter cover, on a large process control board,
| onboard a tanker ship, deployed.  The meter movement underneath
| experiences wild meter-swings, associated with finger contact,
| presumed to be due to static electricity.
|
| we have a decent collection of household-type substances, also a small
| collection of industrial substances.
|
| we have infrequent but regular access to Navy Exchanges, which are
| basically transplanted K-mart sort of outlet.  Carries common american
| brand-name stuffs.
|
| The official Navy Supply Chain can deliver almost anything, but not
| always within your lifetime.....

How big is it?  If not too big, just breathe on it.  The moisture in your
breath will take the static charge away.  Or you can just wipe it with a
damp cloth.  We have VU meters in audio that do the same thing.  But most
level meters now-a-days are solid state plasma displays or LED's.

FrediFizzx

 
 
 

need household-substance anti-static coating for plastic meter cover

Post by Al » Fri, 09 Jan 2004 06:14:56




> > situation is a plastic meter cover, on a large process control board,
> > onboard a tanker ship, deployed.  The meter movement underneath
> > experiences wild meter-swings, associated with finger contact,
> > presumed to be due to static electricity.

> > we have a decent collection of household-type substances, also a small
> > collection of industrial substances.

> > we have infrequent but regular access to Navy Exchanges, which are
> > basically transplanted K-mart sort of outlet.  Carries common american
> > brand-name stuffs.

> > The official Navy Supply Chain can deliver almost anything, but not
> > always within your lifetime.....

>    Box of dryer sheets (you know, the ANTI-STATIC ones).
> Wipe as needed. Also removes dust.

>    Mark L. Fergerson

Yup, works for me. I use it on my monitors and my TVs. Help reduce the
dust buildup on the surface also.

Al

--
There's never enough time to do it right the first time.......

 
 
 

need household-substance anti-static coating for plastic meter cover

Post by **THE-RFI-EMI-GUY* » Fri, 09 Jan 2004 13:27:39

Reminds me of the time I did some radio work on four RCL cruise ships.
They each had a very impressive instrument panel in the engine room. On
every one of those panels was rigged up a simple plumb-bob on a three
foot string. I guess the engineers didn't put a lot of faith in the guages!



>| situation is a plastic meter cover, on a large process control board,
>| onboard a tanker ship, deployed.  The meter movement underneath
>| experiences wild meter-swings, associated with finger contact,
>| presumed to be due to static electricity.

>(snip)

--
Joe Leikhim K4SAT

"Jazz is not dead.  It just smells funny." -F.Z.

 
 
 

need household-substance anti-static coating for plastic meter cover

Post by Helmut Wabni » Sat, 10 Jan 2004 04:41:20



Quote:>situation is a plastic meter cover, on a large process control board,
>onboard a tanker ship, deployed.  The meter movement underneath
>experiences wild meter-swings, associated with finger contact,
>presumed to be due to static electricity.

>we have a decent collection of household-type substances, also a small
>collection of industrial substances.

>we have infrequent but regular access to Navy Exchanges, which are
>basically transplanted K-mart sort of outlet.  Carries common american
>brand-name stuffs.

>The official Navy Supply Chain can deliver almost anything, but not
>always within your lifetime.....

Anti-icing screen cleaning tissue for car windshields...

leaves a thin film on the glass which is antistatic too.

w.

 
 
 

need household-substance anti-static coating for plastic meter cover

Post by mustan » Wed, 18 Feb 2004 14:17:59

Just lightly wipe the surface with a weak solution of household laundry
fabric conditioner/softener periodically!

This has solved probs for me.

Adrian VK5AW


> situation is a plastic meter cover, on a large process control board,
> onboard a tanker ship, deployed.  The meter movement underneath
> experiences wild meter-swings, associated with finger contact,
> presumed to be due to static electricity.

> we have a decent collection of household-type substances, also a small
> collection of industrial substances.

> we have infrequent but regular access to Navy Exchanges, which are
> basically transplanted K-mart sort of outlet.  Carries common american
> brand-name stuffs.

> The official Navy Supply Chain can deliver almost anything, but not
> always within your lifetime.....

 
 
 

need household-substance anti-static coating for plastic meter cover

Post by clfuren » Thu, 19 Feb 2004 00:21:05

dish detergent on a cotton cloth wiped across the face will work also. CL


> Just lightly wipe the surface with a weak solution of household laundry
> fabric conditioner/softener periodically!

> This has solved probs for me.

> Adrian VK5AW


> > situation is a plastic meter cover, on a large process control board,
> > onboard a tanker ship, deployed.  The meter movement underneath
> > experiences wild meter-swings, associated with finger contact,
> > presumed to be due to static electricity.

> > we have a decent collection of household-type substances, also a small
> > collection of industrial substances.

> > we have infrequent but regular access to Navy Exchanges, which are
> > basically transplanted K-mart sort of outlet.  Carries common american
> > brand-name stuffs.

> > The official Navy Supply Chain can deliver almost anything, but not
> > always within your lifetime.....