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Helmet cleaning

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    Lifer
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    Helmet cleaning

    How do you guys clean your helmets? The arai's i've had were pretty easy to take apart and clean (of course they never fit back together and stay in place the way they originally did)

    I haven't attempted to clean my HJC's that I used for racing but I really need to. The smell is unbearable.

    What do you clean them with, the padding and the inside of the helmet and has anyone pulled the padding out of the HJC's? I thinkit's the CS12 model or something, haven't really looked at it.

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    Helmet cleaning

    When they get funky...I just replace them..


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    Helmet cleaning

    Shoot some Fabreze inside that funky melon case !!!!!!!!

    BTW, some helmets have removeable cheek pads. If yours are removeable, take 'em out and wash 'em !!!!!!

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    Helmet cleaning

    Motorex helmet cleaner/foam works.

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    Helmet cleaning

    washing your hair helps, too.

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    Helmet cleaning

    Originally posted by bump909
    washing your hair helps, too.
    i don't even have hair.

    and fabreeze is not going to do the trick.... Just imagine wearing your helmet to a gym that's 100 degrees and working out for 5 hours...racing is kinda like that. i dont want to cover up the smell, i want to clean it.

    Jane, how many old stinky helmets do you have laying around? I'm in the market for a passenger helmet for da bitches.

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    and fabreeze is not going to do the trick.... Just imagine wearing your helmet to a gym that's 100 degrees and working out for 5 hours...racing is kinda like that. i dont want to cover up the smell, i want to clean it.
    I never had that problem when I was racing, and not because I wasn't working hard enough. I remember taking my helmet off after a 30 min. endurance race with tne liners totally soaked with sweat. But, I did wash the liners and spray the inside with Fabreze.
    Of course, I do bathe at least once a day.

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    you have to clean it regularly and not wait until it is nasty...

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    Originally posted by bigred875
    you have to clean it regularly and not wait until it is nasty...
    how do you wash it and what do you wash it with???

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    Originally posted by hessogood
    how do you wash it and what do you wash it with???
    i just hit mine with fabreeze and air them out....and i sweat like a pig...I have a helmet from 00 that is still wearable and i wore that in NC heat...

    I imagine any spray fabric cleaner would be good.....you may want to check the laundry isle of the groc. store..maybe even like a woolite solution or something? you will just need to make sure to rinse it good...

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    Helmet cleaning

    does fabreeze actually clean it or just get the stink out? i mean you could probably lysol a turd to all hell and make it smell nice, but it's still a turd.

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    so you think maybe don't even bother removing the liner and padding? Spray it down like a wet T-shirt contest, drop in some fabric cleaner and shazam?

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    No I think you should get the motorex.

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    Helmet cleaning

    Huh?

    I thought the point was you couldn't remove the padding?

    If you can remove the padding, take it all out, put it in a little net bag that will let the water go through.

    Then just throw the whole thing in the washer on the delicate cycle by itself with some soap, and when you're done put it in the dryer on low heat with some fabric softener.

    Bingo - brand new helmet.

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    Helmet cleaning

    You could get one of these if you ever get it clean

    http://www.imotorcyclestore.com/cgi-...ageType_02L_01

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    5 gallon bucket, woolite and warm water

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    Helmet cleaning

    Astringent bro.

    Buy some astringent (like Johnson & Johnson) at CVS.
    I soak a papertowel and scrub the padding with it, it cleans it pretty well and kills any bacteria so it doesn't smell.

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    Stick it in the dishwasher.

    And no, I dont mean the chick who does your dishes.

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    Helmet cleaning

    I use laundry soap and warm water in a bucket most of the time. Remove the parts that are removable first and then wash the inside of the helmet.
    I couldn't even imagine some spray on shit doing any real cleaning after seeing what the water looks like when I'm done cleaning them, especially the offroad helmets.
    They do always end up smelling nice and clean like being fresh from the dryer.. Oh yeah, it's just as important to dry them properly as well. I would always "dab" most of the wetness out with a towel and leave it in the sun to air dry the rest (or put it near the woodstove in the colder months). I've learned if you don't dry it out, it'll smell worse than when you started

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    Helmet cleaning

    I hear if you fill it up with VODKA, it's a solvent you know! that it will clean it like no ones business!!

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