Saturday, May 21, 2022

Oil v The Heavy Stuff

Chris Johnson, CPI Engineering Director

My experience with oils is limited but has not generally been good. It

is hard to get the right amount on. Too much, and the liner will

migrate. Migration leads to that feeling of too much suction on the

distal end. No problem to those who don’t mind that, I suppose.

My oddball preference for a thin layer (yes, you can put on too much) of

Vaseline has in part been due to Vaseline enhancing tack, so the liner

stays put on the skin. The thin layer mainly protects my skin from

drying and skin reactions. Another reason for the preference is pure

simplicity. I use Vaseline on my hands several times a day, and use it

on my face when I hop out of the shower to prevent that radical drying

that often takes place immediately after a shower. Perhaps that’s why I

look 35 though I’m 42? Not bad for a feller with all these missing


It’s nice that one substance works so well for many things. I have never

had any problems with Vaseline with either Alpha or silicone-base liners.

Chris (CJ) Johnson, Engineering Director

College Park Industries, Inc. (

[email protected]

On Thu, 28 Jan 1999 18:36:59 -0500 Bryan Steinnagel


>I have a client who prefers to use baby oil on his residuum to keep

>the skin moisturized. Will this adversly affect his TEC liner?



>Kawartha Orthopaedic Services.


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