Yes, any petrolium based product WILL (eventually) break down most chamois.mafpolo said:If you use a product like petroleum jelly cream, or anything with petroleum in it will it harm the chamois?
What alternatives are there to the chamois butter?
+1 and it feels tingly and cool applied directly to the undercarriage.jmlapoint said:Noxzema.
Cheap, easy to apply, comfortable chamois, not greasy, does not block pores, washes out easily and completely in the washing machine.
+2 on all dat. A while back I ran out of Chamois Butt'r and, lacking a local source, decided to try Noxzema after reading several recommendations for it here on RBR. Cheap, works great, washes out without a trace. The tingly coolness is a nice bonus.HOOKEM said:+1 and it feels tingly and cool applied directly to the undercarriage.
This gets repeated here a lot. I've used various products with petroleum jelly including Bag Balm for 15 years or so and I have yet to see this mythical chamois destruction. Other than hearing from a friend who had a friend that knew someone that had this happen, has anyone actually had a firsthand observation of a chamois destroyed by petroleum-based creams that they can share?cyclesport45 said:Yes, any petrolium based product WILL (eventually) break down most chamois.