Originally Posted by leptonsoup337
Just a word of caution: you can build up a static charge when working with plastic gloves. Plastics, while not conductive, can pick up a static charge. If you are worried about finger prints and chose to use gloves then I'd suggest making sure you are grounded with a bracelet or just skip the gloves all together and handle components by the outermost edges.
Yep, that's the basis for a capacitor. Any electrically insulating material can build up a charge on two opposing positions. Conductors don't build up a charge because the electrons move so easily that they move to equalize before you get enough of a charge to cause problems. Personally I wouldn't recommend using latex or rubber gloves while handling electronics.
That said, I've never actually used a bracelet or anything to prevent static buildup. Most of my builds are done straight on the carpet. I just keep the PSU plugged into the wall (PSU switch off) and keep a hand on the chassis somewhere to stay grounded. If I let go I make sure to touch the chassis again before touching anything else.