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Old 05-25-2011, 08:43 PM   #1
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Helmet cleaning?

Just curious - does anyone have any good tips or tricks on how to best wash the cheekpads and liners of your helmet? Mine's due for a cleaning, but I don't want to ruin anything.
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Just curious - does anyone have any good tips or tricks on how to best wash the cheekpads and liners of your helmet? Mine's due for a cleaning, but I don't want to ruin anything.
supposed to be machine washable

just rip them suckers from the buttons
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:48 PM   #3
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I hand wash all my helmet liners in Woolite. Cold water in the kitchen sink and hand wash. Works great and you don't run the risk in case they do get torn up in the washer. Then let the liners drip dry.
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take them out and toss them in the washer
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:01 PM   #5
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Haha, fabreeze will get it smelling purty. But I'm not sure it's technically "cleaning" anything?
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:36 PM   #6
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hand wash and hang dry.
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Machine was with clothes, then airdry. I usually spray them with a helmet deoderiser when they are dry again.
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I hand wash all my helmet liners in Woolite. Cold water in the kitchen sink and hand wash. Works great and you don't run the risk in case they do get torn up in the washer. Then let the liners drip dry.
This...u can dry outside in the shade.
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I wash the liners in baby shampoo, let them dry outside and then scrub the inside of the helmet. Clean the visor off and then antifog on the inside.
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It says hang dry....






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Machine wash gentle, air dry. I do this weekly
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I machine wash the liners, air dry, and the lid I will throw in the dish washer
but make sure the air dry is on or the pull it out before the heat dry cycle...

YMMV...
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I fill up the bath tub with some lukewarm water, and add a mild detergent, baby shampoo works great and is cheep

I throw everything into the tub and let it soak for about an hour and stir it around a few times till the water starts turning nasty colors, then I drink all the dirty water, fill again with just water to wash the soap out

be careful not to scratch the visor on those friction pads if your tub has them.

lay everything out with a fan on it
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^ I sort of do the same thing. I fill up my sink with warm water and add in Dr.bronners peppermint soap and let everything soak for awhile. Then I also drink the dirty water and wash out the soap.

After that, I just hang dry everything over my tub.
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