Help! Need trick for Plexi Static!

Tommy P

MGF, Master Grumble Framer
Nov 16, 2003
Mid North Indiana
Just finished a 75 x 35 shadowbox of two football jerseys mounted on black suede. I was very careful putting it all together. Static brushed the plexi, etc., etc., etc.

Of course now it has a #*&%! gremlin right smack in the middle on the inside of the plexi. Tapping it doesn't dislodge it because, I'm assuming, it has static.

Of course working with large pieces of acrylic this is not uncommon. At least to me.

Question is: Are there ANY TRICKS (like laying an ice cube) over the area that negates the static and releases the *&#@! gremlin!!!!

By the way, I don't think I'll ever do another two in one jersey box. What a monster!!! But it's what the guy wanted.......
Dampen a soft cloth with water and run it over the spot. This should take away the charge. The Plexi glass cleaner that we use, Sprayway Plastic Cleaner, is also anti static.
Hope this helps,
Portland, Oregon
If a good firm rap with your knuckles doesn't make it move and fall to perhaps a less noticeable position, you will have to open the frame and remove it. :(

I use plexi almost exclusively for framing since I have 2,000 lbs of it sitting around. It can be a bear to deal with the dust. I wipe both sides with a soft cotton cloth soaked in distilled water and wrung out and then dry each side. I have the matted art lying on the table face up and I lay the plexi (or glass) on it. This way I can inspect the piece before it goes into the frame. Not sure if would help with the type of box frame you have.
Static is short for static electicity. Static electricity is a build up of electrons. A magnet field will disrupt the electron build up in static electricity. Try placing a magnet on a soft cloth on the outside of the plexi near the gremlin. This should break its hold on the plexi or at least allow you to relocate the bad boy.
I don't know if it works, but I've been told that running a coat hanger over it will take the static out. Not sure if it has to be on the same side or not though.

good luck! I hate plexi!!
A couple of good hints......thanks for the tips.

You can always count on fellow G's....
Invest in a Kintronics pneumatic ionizing gun, it will be the best money you ever spent.
Thanks Tim......I'll check it out in Atlanta. I love toys.....that work!
Ditto Tim's suggestion.

My Kinetronics ionizing gun works great. I used it on a 50"x36" batik frame just yesterday, which had 1/4" Cyro acrylic. No static cling, clean fitting on one try.