1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

What do you do for your hands?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by JimMarshall, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    The ice melting chemicals just tear mine up. What do you do to keep yours in good shape?
     
  2. indplstim

    indplstim Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    3 best options I've found are corn huskers lotion, goldbond ultimate lotion, or aquafore
     
  3. fastjohnny

    fastjohnny Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    Of late, I am liking Working Hands
     
  4. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,956

    Gloves ????

    :confused:
     
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,963

    Rubber or neoprene gloves
     
  6. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,643

    Same here, regular old winter gloves.
     
  7. Chineau

    Chineau Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    X2 the best crack therapy.:nod:
     
  8. Maine_Train

    Maine_Train Senior Member
    Messages: 462

    Working Hands is good stuff. A lot of the hardware stores around here carry the tins of it.

    I almost grabbed a pair of Kinco #1801 gloves at one of our local stores the other day. I was there to get sand and Super Melt, and they had a stack of the gloves with a display of ice fishing gear. All they had were XL, so I passed 'em up.
    I bet those would keep your hands dry, as well as not letting the chemicals get on you.
     
  9. indplstim

    indplstim Senior Member
    Messages: 195

  10. indplstim

    indplstim Senior Member
    Messages: 195

  11. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Nothing, I hate lotion. Wear gloves!
     
  12. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    I wear gloves. My hands still dry out and crack
     
  13. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    This girl showed me this once or twice. She takes latex gloves and fills them with what ever type lotion you want then wears them around the house or watching tv,gives it a chance to soak in.
     
  14. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    Old school petroleum jelly seems to do the best job for me but like others have said, gloves help a lot.
     
  15. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,956

    So, you're not touching the calcium chloride with bare skin and your hands are still cracking ?


    This is very common, and it's not related to the CC if you're skin isn't physically touching it. It has to do with winter dryness, forced hot air home heating systems, and your bodies physical chemistry with regards to the changes the weather brings about. My BIL has the same issue, and he has to use hand creams all the time. He started a regiment of fish oil capsules with dinner, and it's helped dramatically. Basically you're healing from within...

    Another common issue is being allergic to certain kinds of rubber gloves. A common allergy to Latex

    http://www.webmd.com/allergies/latex-allergies


    My vote is for Corn Huskers lotion, as when I was a little kid, my mom would slather my hands with that stuff all the time in the winter months.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2013
  16. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,956

    Wife does this before she goes to sleep.

    and


    no there's no benefit to me in any way, shape or form.... especially after 27 years of marriage.:(
     
  17. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    I don't use calcium at all. My operation does... I touch sealed bags helping my sidewalk crews load their trucks.... But I personally do not. I infrequently touch halite with my bare hands, but usually wear gloves, maybe it is completely unrelated, but I never seemed to notice it before I got into the snow business.
     
  18. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    I wear nylon winter gloves, and my hands are still drying....I take them on and off for driving, thinking about getting a tin of bag balm, that's what the old timers use for winter milking!
     
  19. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I did skip the 2nd half of my statement,sorry for you though!
     
  20. MSsnowplowing

    MSsnowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 711

    wear gloves. Thumbs Up