Question Is it normal for some static electricity buildup on the side panel?

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I've finished a first build with a "Fractal Design Focus G" case which features a clear acrylic side panel. Everything is working very well so far, but I've noticed my hand and arm hairs are getting up when I move them near the side panel, which I assume is electricity buildup. This is only happening in the acrylic area, nothing happens on the rest of the metallic chassis. I'm not feeling any shocks when I touch the chassis, IO shield, PSU or some other metallic piece. Is this supposed to happen?
 

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When you touch the metal part of the case with bare feet making contact with a non carpeted(non wooden)titled floor, do you get a minor jolt from the chassis? If not then you might not have a grounding issue. Where are you located and what sort of humidity levels are you seeing?
 
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When you touch the metal part of the case with bare feet making contact with a non carpeted(non wooden)titled floor, do you get a minor jolt from the chassis? If not then you might not have a grounding issue. Where are you located and what sort of humidity levels are you seeing?
Tried it and nothing happens, so hopefully everything's alright. Humidity wise I'd say it's balanced, not too dry, not too wet. (weather reports go around 60%)

Forgot to mention this detail; it gets stronger on hotter areas of the panel. Right on top of the CPU it's where the effect is stronger, (it gets hot air because the CPU fan blows upwards from the motherboard and not sideways, it's an AMD stock cooler).
 
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Nevermind, turns out the issue was the micro-fiber cloth I was using to clear the side panel 🤦‍♂️

Anyways, thanks everyone for your tips!
 

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