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Barrier Cream?

Post by Ancient Geek » Mon May 11, 2009 1:36 pm

Is barrier cream still on sale?
I tried to get some before starting on a messy DIY job to do with a lawn mower!
I have tried Boots etc Tracy or Sharon just look blankly!
I have tried the local Apotek in Denmark for "Adskillelse Fløde", simlar blank expressions.
So I used lots of Swarfega and a stiff nail brush afterwards and then resorted to my apres sailing stuff "Gardners Therapy".
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Re: Barrier Cream?

Post by Rupert » Mon May 11, 2009 3:52 pm

Try somewhere that sells GRP supplies, maybe?
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Re: Barrier Cream?

Post by Ed » Mon May 11, 2009 3:55 pm

http://www.dermashield.co.uk/

used to use it in the darkroom......but not much recently.

Anybody else use it to protect against epoxy, G4, Balcotan, 2-packs?

does it work?

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Re: Barrier Cream?

Post by Ancient Geek » Mon May 11, 2009 4:07 pm

Sadly all I seem to be able to source is those awful disposable gloves so next time I'll get the mower man!
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Re: Barrier Cream?

Post by roger » Mon May 11, 2009 8:04 pm

Do local engineers,workshops, car repairers still use it?
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Re: Barrier Cream?

Post by jon711 » Tue May 12, 2009 3:03 pm

Does this site help??

http://www.hand-cleaners.co.uk/index1.html

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Re: Barrier Cream?

Post by Michael Brigg » Tue May 12, 2009 3:38 pm

The Active ingredient in all Barriers is "WSP", AKA White Soft Parrafin, or Vaseline. Expensive products add various scents or may use alternatives such as Lanolin ("Wool Fat") or Coconut Oil.

Another good product is Unguentum M. (Used to be made by Merck Pharmaceutucal and called Unguentum Merck surprisingly enough until taken over by Boots and re-named) This theoretically has a Lipophilic layer that protects the outside and a Hydrophilic layer that coats the skin keeping it moist. The main ingredients are Cetostearyl alcohol, Glyceryl Monostearate and Liqid Parafin + more WSP. Stearate as I recall is the main Polysaturated hydrocarbon Anion in simple soap.

For afters I use White spirit +/- Any cooking oil mixed with washing up detergent (Fairy or Squeezy) with a teaspoon of sugar or sand to work it into the cracks. If your skin can take it then washing up powder or even dishwasher soap but that needs ALOT of water afterwards to rinse (or risk an alkali burn)

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Re: Barrier Cream?

Post by Nessa » Tue May 12, 2009 4:34 pm

Neutrogena hand cream (carrying a suitably Scandinavian flag as its logo) works reasonably well as a barrier cream.
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Re: Barrier Cream?

Post by ACB » Tue May 12, 2009 4:50 pm

Michael Brigg wrote:The Active ingredient in all Barriers is "WSP", AKA White Soft Parrafin...
Ah, available in small plastic buckets from Boots as "Aqueous Cream BSP" - in which form it washes off easily in water

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Re: Barrier Cream?

Post by alan williams » Tue May 12, 2009 5:02 pm

Hi
Friends of mine use "udder cream" available from most farming outlets . Never tried it myself but it sounds a bit of a laugh.
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Re: Barrier Cream?

Post by Michael Brigg » Tue May 12, 2009 6:14 pm

Alan Williams said:-
Friends of mine use "udder cream"
Watch out for the moderator, this has potential to go sooo waaay of topic!!! :? :shock: :oops:
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Re: Barrier Cream?

Post by davidh » Tue May 12, 2009 9:05 pm

Oh dear..... Lanolin, aka sheep fat. If it wasn't for the moderator I'd suggest that this is what they use at certain intimate moments as barrier cream - but only north and east of London.

superior sniggers all round!

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Re: Barrier Cream?

Post by DavidC » Wed May 13, 2009 1:19 pm

Well we understand about care in the regions :D :D :D :D

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Re: Barrier Cream?

Post by davidh » Wed May 13, 2009 2:44 pm

Webmaster! Make Dave C stand on the naughty step for that one!
(fat chance of that..... bearing in mind many of the contributors are west country folk - and we all know about them don't we..... )

Least we think that this is not only a digression from topic but being rude to others....

For the Contender Book, I asked one of the leading Australian dinghy mast builders for some views on rigging Carbon Fibre masts. His best bit of advice - put a layer of lanolin between the stainless fitting and the carbon tube. He then ended a very detailed and serious letter with the comment, "just don't tell the Kiwis that you've used lanolin".

Maybe we're not so bad on here after all!

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