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    Question about wetsuit

    Hey i was just wondering if anybody is having the same problem as me, and if you do what your doing about it. Whenever im surfing in a wetsuit the back of my neck always hurts its like im getting a rash from the suit. And i dont think its the suit because my spring, summer and winter suit do it. Any experience with this or solutions to it ? Thanks for the help guys.

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    a couple different solutions.

    wear a rashguard underneath your wetsuit, and this will prevent you from getting rashed by your neck.

    you can also buy a product called "belly jelly" that is a lubricant that you put on where you normally get rashed - or vaseline works too.

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    Neck Rash

    I have one suit that does this. It's the one and only entry level suit that I own, a 3:2, that I figured would work ok in the early fall and late spring. I now figure it was a mistake to buy it. For a few dollars more it is worth getting something more comfortable, especially if you surf on a daily basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post
    a couple different solutions.

    ...or vaseline works too.
    I was under the impression that petroleum products, like vaseline, break down neoprene. I was told that a loooong time ago, so I can't vouch for the veracity of it.

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    Don't use vaseline. Petroleum disolves neoprene and can degrade your wetsuit over time. I use Body Glide. It comes in a stick similar to deoderant. It is used by runners, cyclists, and tri-athletes. Runners and cyclists use it to prevent chaffing during long races and workouts. Tri-athletes use it to make it easier and faster to get their wetsuit off during the transition from their swim leg of the race. It's 100% safe for wetsuits. It's a little expensive, but lasts for a 3 hour surf session. Totally worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carson View Post
    I was under the impression that petroleum products, like vaseline, break down neoprene. I was told that a loooong time ago, so I can't vouch for the veracity of it.
    good to know. I've never actually used vaseline... So, stick with the products made specifically for wet suits.

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    thanks for all the quick responses...ill definitely try the rash guard and bodyglide idea. Hopefully this will solve it cause it becomes really annoying during a 3hr surf session.

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    Definatley use KY!

    I recomend using KY. Smear it all over your body then do some belly skimming. Be carefull if you surf in Rehoboth, you might get it good in your barrell!

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    lol thats priceless

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    hahahahahha