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Old 02-22-2012, 09:20 AM   #1
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Skull Funk

Texas has issues with mold - However I don't want it growing inside my helmet. After a summer's worth of sweat . . . . . well, I think you know what I'm talking about.

I really like this helmet and don't want to buy a new one just because it carries a little funky skull rot bacteria.

How can I clean this thing out? Do you know of any products specifically for cradle cap problems? Or do I have to go old school and use leaches, or have a priest exercise it? In the dark I can see little things moving around with beady little red eyes. ..

It's not really that bad yet, but it is starting to get it's own personality now. What do you guys do?
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:27 AM   #2
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i have a underarmor beanie cap thing. helps wick the sweat away.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:27 AM   #3
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I have used unscented baby wipes to pull dirt out of the inside and sanitize also. I have a bottle of helmet liner cleaner but haven't used it yet. I have also heard of people filling the whole helmet with water and laundry detergent and swishing it around and just letting it dry overnight.
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Well he has to take care of what is living in his helmet first.
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Some cheaper lids are more prone to nastiness. Many lids have removable liners that can be washed. The better lids have anti microbial materials inside. After heavy sweating make sure you let it dry somewhere is decent air movement.
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ive actually taken the pads out of the lid and washed them with soap and water.
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I'll have to check and see what all can be taken out. I just notice now that it's somewhere south of that "New Helmet" smell on the inside. I'm concerned about damaging the insides and if I put some sort of soap in it, how do I make sure it all comes out. I don't an itchy soap head either.
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Think about this, if the taint from your sweaty head doesn't foul up the interior, a little anti-bacterial hand soap won't either. I have used dawn dishwashing soap and a waterhose to clean my old race buckets. Take the sheiks off use the hose to soak up the helmet and rinse the funk out. Then add a little soap, use your hands to lather it up, squeezing the foam and gettin it nice a foamy. Then use the waterhose to rinse it until no more soap comes out. This will take a while, like ten minutes to get the soap out. Then stick it on a fence post and let it drip and dry. Take a day to dry completely. Next time you put it on, lemony fresh!
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i have a underarmor beanie cap thing. helps wick the sweat away.
I don't buy it. Adding layers only makes me warmer not cooler.

Besides, what is going to wick the sweat away once your little beanie is soaked with sweat? Answer, the helmet....

so anyway

I fill up my bathtub with luke warm water and clean lid w/ baby shampoo.

Get yer lid wet and rub the soap into the liner, use just a little soap.

then, dunk it into the bath tub a few times and watch the bath water turn black.

Rinse real good and set in front of fan. It works very well.

If I didn't have a bath tub I would prolly just spray it out with a garden hose.
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Well this all gives me a little confidence. I just didn't want to do anything that would cause the glue to let loose or something. A good old fashion "give-the-dog-a-bath" sounds like it's the easiest thing. And here I was gonna use "The Force". Only someone told me not to use it in anger.
I appreciate the input!!!
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I just pull all my pads out, and throw them in with the laundry. Gentle cycle and then let them air dry for a while.
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I just pull all my pads out, and throw them in with the laundry. Gentle cycle and then let them air dry for a while.
Same here
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Remember to remove your head (from the helmet) first...
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Same here. I will even put them in the dryer for a short period of time on low heat with a few fabric softeners.
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i made a lid stand with a computer fan so after every hot ride i would set it on top of the fan and crack the shield
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i made a lid stand with a computer fan so after every hot ride i would set it on top of the fan and crack the shield
Good idea. I have a couple fans myself.

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Fill the helmet with kerosene and dry it with a match.

Remember to remove your head (from the helmet) first...
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My Dad showed me how to make nitroglycerin by cooking horseshit, fuel oil, mineral salt, and some other . Maybe I could put some of that in there and shake it around a little to rinse it out . . . . ???
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Good idea. I have a couple fans myself.

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My Dad showed me how to make nitroglycerin by cooking horseshit, fuel oil, mineral salt, and some other . Maybe I could put some of that in there and shake it around a little to rinse it out . . . . ???
PM me that recipe!

I have an idea...
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