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Old 01-05-2012, 12:28 PM   #1
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The five-year replacement recommendation is based on a consensus by both helmet manufacturers and the Snell Foundation. Glues, resins and other materials used in helmet production can affect liner materials. Hair oils, body fluids and cosmetics, as well as normal "wear and tear" all contribute to helmet degradation. Petroleum based products present in cleaners, paints, fuels and other commonly encountered materials may also degrade materials used in many helmets possibly degrading performance. Additionally, experience indicates there will be a noticeable improvement in the protective characteristic of helmets over a five-year period due to advances in materials, designs, production methods and the standards. Thus, the recommendation for five-year helmet replacement is a judgment call stemming from a prudent safety philosophy.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:31 PM   #2
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Great info! Thanks for posting

But body fluids in your helmet? Huh? You REALLY shouldn't be doing THAT into your helmet. Get a sock.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:32 PM   #3
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Great info! Thanks for posting

But body fluids in your helmet? Huh? You REALLY shouldn't be doing THAT into your helmet. Get a sock.
Why use my sock when I can use your helmet?
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:34 PM   #4
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Why use my sock when I can use your helmet?
When were you in my garage?

I definitely need a new helmet now.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:35 PM   #5
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Sqoddy posted in the wrong helmet thread lol.
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When were you in my garage?

I definitely need a new helmet now.
Come on now, you know it fights dandruff and it's good for your complexion.
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Bevo- I think it only works when it's fresh and warm...

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Sqoddy posted in the wrong helmet thread lol.
No, I didn't. That story says that body fluids can weaken the glue...



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Bevo- I think it only works when it's fresh and warm...



No, I didn't. That story says that body fluids can weaken the glue...



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Then don't wear hair extensions
Sure, now you tell me. After all my hair fell out.
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