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Help with static shock from seat covers

EVERYTIME I get out of my truck I get shocked. I believe it's from my seat covers I have on. Is there anything I can do about this. It's been driving me crazy!!!!
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LOL I get the same thing!. I dont have seat covers and it still does this. I know its giong to happen and i still jump from it.
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Exactly!!! I hate it.
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I get a good zap now and then....if i have my woman with me i let her get out first to get the zap and then i am good. mine only does it now and then.
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Be careful filling up your gas...
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man I actually had a spark tonight... lol these dang new seats... it was like a bright purple spark...hurt like mess too...
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I hate that ****e too. I always just close my door by pushing on the window with my elbow. Glass don't shock!
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It's always worse with cold weather for me. Tonight me and my girlfriend both got one getting out of the truck and got another one when I stuck the key into the door to unlock it. Why can't it all just go away.

Oh and I make sure I get a shock or atleast touch metal before I fill up.

P.S. I'm hoping John will pop in and have a solution since he's the genius for EVERYTHING
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I grab the inside handle and close the door, or yea the window...lol
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The cold weather means the air will be less humid, which makes you get shocked more. Happens to me too.
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could wear gloves...
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I use the window, inside door handle, or use my arm if I have a sweatshirt on. Mine frequently gives me visible sparks.
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run some ground straps from the frame to the ground and let them drag as you drive around lol it will look dumb tho
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I constantly get shocked in my TrailBlazer (I should've gotten leather seats).

When I'm ready to get out, I open my door, put my left hand on a metal surface (usually the outside edge of the door), then get out.
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Take a few Dryer sheets and put them under the seat covers or in your jacket pocket. The dryer sheets are make to control static cling in the dryer, so they will help with this as well. You can also buy a spray can of static guard and spray your seats down.
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I constantly get shocked in my TrailBlazer (I should've gotten leather seats).

When I'm ready to get out, I open my door, put my left hand on a metal surface (usually the outside edge of the door), then get out.

Exactly.

touch something metal as you leave the car (not after).
This keeps the static charge from building as you slide over the seat.

It's the dry cold weather that is making it bad right now.
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When I'm ready to get out, I open my door, put my left hand on a metal surface (usually the outside edge of the door), then get out.
This is exactly what I do ALL WINTER. Just keep a hand on a metal surface of the door the entire time you disembarking from the truck and you will be fine.
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the spray cans of anti static work very well
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the spray cans of anti static work very well
I've never tried them. Will they harm the fabric at all? Discolor, oil spot, undesirable staining, stiffening/hardening of fabric?
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haha! this happens to me al the freakin time... i figure that its just winter
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