How to use Zerostat 3: Hold the Zerostat 3 pistol about 12 inches away from your record. Squeeze the trigger slowly, a powerful stream of positive ions projects over a spread of about 16 inches. Release it slowly, and negative ions are produced. Regular use of Zerostat 3 can release dirt and dust on records, eliminating pops and crackles caused by static hot spots. It’s also ideal for reducing static charges on CDs and DVDs. Zerostat 3 is constructed of durable hard plastic material. It’s built to last and is good for at least 50,000 trigger operations. Best of all, it requires no power supply, batteries, or refills of any kind. Zerostat 3 also includes a special ion-indicator which shows you that it is working. Just plug the indicator into the end of the pistol, squeeze the handle, and a small neon tube will gently glow red.