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Old 08-08-2005, 03:40 PM   #1
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How do you all clean your helmet?

I washed the removable cheek pads but what about the rest? I want the smell out. I bought the helmet used and I plan on wearing a bandana or somethin to help keep the sweat and smell out but for now I just wanna wash it so it smells a lil better, lol

PS...I already sprayed it w/ febreze
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Old 08-08-2005, 03:41 PM   #2
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Re: How do you all clean your helmet?

Put it in the washer , then in the dryer...* :biggthumpup:
but don't use bleach
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Old 08-08-2005, 09:01 PM   #3
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Re: How do you all clean your helmet?

lol, i don't think that will work very well
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Old 08-09-2005, 09:01 AM   #4
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Re: How do you all clean your helmet?

I've read somewhere to wipe with a moist towel, with lil soap, then wipe again with just a moist towel. Mine don't stink yet, so I haven't cleaned it.
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Re: How do you all clean your helmet?

Honda Cleaner, works like a charm. right:

If you have alot of bugs from a ride, lay a hot towel on it for a while to soften them up.
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Old 08-09-2005, 03:13 PM   #6
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Re: How do you all clean your helmet?

im planning to let it sit in the bath tub for a couple of days in hot water and soops, then put it in the sun for 2 days.
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im planning to let it sit in the bath tub for a couple of days in hot water and soops, then put it in the sun for 2 days.
Are you kidding?
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Re: How do you all clean your helmet?

no im not i dropped it on the beach and its kinda sandy and all nasty... now that im bikeless i can clean it up... worse case i will buy a new one do you guys know if icon helmets have removable pads.
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no im not i dropped it on the beach and its kinda sandy and all nasty... now that im bikeless i can clean it up... worse case i will buy a new one do you guys know if icon helmets have removable pads.
I imagine soaking it to long will destroy the structure of the foam shell inside. Which is what protects your brain. Might be a bad idea... just use some lysol and vacuum it or something.
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Re: How do you all clean your helmet?

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no im not i dropped it on the beach and its kinda sandy and all nasty... now that im bikeless i can clean it up... worse case i will buy a new one do you guys know if icon helmets have removable pads.
I imagine soaking it to long will destroy the structure of the foam shell inside. Which is what protects your brain. Might be a bad idea... just use some lysol and vacuum it or something.
u think the foam will be destroyed by water?????!??!

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Re: How do you all clean your helmet?

i just use a hooters hand wipe (or any handwipe for that matter) and wipe the helmet off then dry it...i haven't cleaned the padding yet but i have taken it out to try to run some headphones through it
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Re: How do you all clean your helmet?

lol, not talking about the outside of the helmet. I just meant the inside (padding). Anyway, I did what Nels said w/ the towel and used some laudry detergent and it's alot better now. Put the helmet in front of this little fan I have and it dried in 30 min.
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lol, not talking about the outside of the helmet.* I just meant the inside (padding).* Anyway, I did what Nels said w/ the towel and used some laudry detergent and it's alot better now.* Put the helmet in front of this little fan I have and it dried in 30 min.*
right: Woolite pads do wonders as well.
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Re: How do you all clean your helmet?

use SHOUT. I used that to clean the inside and you wouldn't believe the amt of grime that came out that is not at all visible. I spayed some in my helmet and used some water and a rag to get it out and I repeated the process till nothin else came out. Worked great! Then I finished it off w/febreeze right:
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Re: How do you all clean your helmet?

is there any certain kind of soap or detergant that should be used to clean the inside?or will near anything do.
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Re: How do you all clean your helmet?

Last night I tried febreeze, it works fine with the smell...
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Last night I tried febreeze, it works fine with the smell...


yea,but for how long though.im not realy tryin to spray my every other day.
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Just do what I did, get some laundry detergent, get a wet rag, put the soap on it and clean whatever you can inside the helmet that doesn't come off. Any of your pads that do come off just pull out and wash those. Put them helmet in front of a fan and let it dry. I did that when I first got it and it still smells fine.
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