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Chamois Cream Advice?(10 posts)

Chamois Cream Advice?ATLien
Jan 2, 2003 8:01 AM
Anybody use/prefer one chamois cream over another? Has anyone found any household remedies that work instead of spending $15/20 on the retail stuff?
Assos-nmms
Jan 2, 2003 8:19 AM
Bag Balm, Udder Butter, Ponds cold cream all work great!(nm)Bill J Pappas
Jan 2, 2003 8:21 AM
noxema-not oily, cheap, works well, has other uses nmishmael
Jan 2, 2003 8:56 AM
Not for chamois, butFez
Jan 2, 2003 9:23 AM
I used to get an irritation from the seam on the back of the leg of some Pearl Izumi shorts (they suck) and I used some BodyGlide.

It works great on some other areas where chafing or irritation occurs w/ clothing. But I wouldn't put that anywhere near a chamois.
I put it on parts of me that contact the chamois w/ good resultsdzrider
Jan 2, 2003 10:29 AM
I'm not bothered much by saddle sores so my main concern is protection against chafing or blistering. Body Glide doesn't pretend to have any medicinal value, but the lubrication lasts longer than anything I've tried and I find it much more comfortable than greasy stuff. Back in the day I used chamois fat on the leather chamois, but I've yet to figure out the need for chamois specific products on synthetic chamoises.
ChamoisFez
Jan 2, 2003 1:12 PM
Wow, I never put BodyGlide anywhere near the chamois because I wasn't sure if it would mess it up or if it wouldn't wash out completely.

Sounds like you never had a problem, so maybe I'll try it someday, if necessary.
Noxema (nm)Picshooter
Jan 2, 2003 3:12 PM
re: Chamois Cream Advice?DaveG
Jan 2, 2003 3:22 PM
If we are talking about synthetic chamois then anything that reduces friction should work OK. I currently prefer Chamois Butt'R because it less greasy and washes out easily. However, I have used A&D diaper ointment (weird, but effective) successfully including on a week-long cross-state tour.
re: Chamois Cream Advice?tedr
Jan 2, 2003 3:50 PM
Just my 2 cents
i use Pace Line chamois cream - it is pretty cheap and works terrific - $12.99 for 8oz tube but lasts a pretty long time