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Old 09-19-2013, 07:52 AM   #1
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Helmet Care and Storage

I was wondering if storing my helmet in my garage between rides can damage the helmet in any way. It does get a little warm in the garage during the days, right now I ride for about 1 hour a day just around town after work so it would be in the garage 23 hours a day.

For more information, the helmet is a Shoei Quest.
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:57 AM   #2
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Heat along w oils in your hair breaks down the stryofoam in your lid, I recommend keeping it indoors
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So possibly also clean it with a gentle shampoo every now and then too.

I use baby shampoo. Always amazed at the stuff I wash out of my helmet...
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:38 PM   #4
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I made a spot in my coat closet for my gear, and I clean my helmet maybe twice a year, but I dont get much seat time
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Is it a bad idea to wax your helmet, an detail spray it ? I like to get a good wax on the helmet, let it set over night then remove with a micro-fiber towel an detail spray.
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:05 AM   #6
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How could wax be a bad idea? There is no reason to let it sit over night. It's a finished surface same as a car or bike in most cases. Use wax as directed on container. This isn't rocket science
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:54 AM   #7
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How could wax be a bad idea? There is no reason to let it sit over night. It's a finished surface same as a car or bike in most cases. Use wax as directed on container. This isn't rocket science
Nah my friend some waxes are best left to set for a while, yea on most store bought it's over kill but ud be surprised.

As far as bad idea, I .......didn't know some of the info posted earlier in the thread. Thought I might ask.
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Keep helmet and gear inside the house, my helmets have 2 spots in coat closet and i throw my gloves. With them and boots as well , i keep my one piece track suit in my closet upstairs and that keeps all my gear dry and smelling good and not humid from the moisture of being in the garage. Also a quick febrezze spray or disinfectant spray like lysol also helps to prevent funky odors and smells
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Molecule Labs make some great products for helmets. Have used several of their products for a few years. Sitting in a black car at the race track in the summer heat will really funk up your suit and helmet. The helmet refresher really works and is worth the money.

http://www.moleculelabs.com/products/
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Yes wax over night, don't get the negative comments. Y'all ngas acting as if I said I urinate in my gloves for the sake of the smell.
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Once wax is dry/cured no further benefits are to be had. Wax seals pores and leaves a film. Overnight nothing special will happen. In fact most waxes need to be removed quickly after hazed. Some won't come off worth a if left on for 12 hours. The negative comments as you call them are because many of us know this already. Like I said, follow the directions or do what you think works best.
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Once wax is dry/cured no further benefits are to be had. Wax seals pores and leaves a film. Overnight nothing special will happen. In fact most waxes need to be removed quickly after hazed. Some won't come off worth a if left on for 12 hours. The negative comments as you call them are because many of us know this already. Like I said, follow the directions or do what you think works best.
I gotcha man, I'm just coming from the point of a wax that a family member uses where leaving a coat on for an 8 hour period then removing with a good detail spray does wonders.

My apologies for considering the useful comments as negative. I jumped the gun a bit.
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Ah I'm a dumbass, I can't find the particular name online. I do have a family member that swears by a specific brand he uses on a car while it's winter up north.

I was just buying a decent carnauba wax and letting it set for up to 8 hours then removing with micro fiber and detail spray. Many apologies, I'm a stubborn hard-headed SOB.

Feel free to call me an imbecile should I ever attend a MH meet.
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:42 AM   #17
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I have always used Poorboys EX Sealant with Carnauba Wax on all my Shoei and Arai lids.

Here is my Cal in action

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Old 12-13-2013, 02:01 AM   #18
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I have always used Poorboys EX Sealant with Carnauba Wax on all my Shoei and Arai lids.

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Nice lid! I use Meguiars on everything.
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thanks! Meguiars has some good products
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i have a closet for just my gear. my house has to many so i told my old lady this one is for my gear street/dirt
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