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Offline KanD

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Cleaning helmet
« on: February 02, 2015, 22:13:42 »
Can anyone please advise on how to go about cleaning the inside of a helmet? My intention here is to get rid of the smell from perspiration.

So far, I have been doing the following (with poor results):
1. Using a damp cloth and wiping the inside of the helmet;
2. Letting the helmet air dry.

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated - cheers.

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Re: Cleaning helmet
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2015, 02:38:34 »
Drown that *******!

Honestly, let it get a good thorough washing. I'm not saying to scrub it, but a good rinse and air dry does it good.

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Re: Cleaning helmet
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2015, 15:23:52 »
Is it the whole helmet or just the leather that's stanky?

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Re: Cleaning helmet
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2015, 23:19:17 »
Drown that *******!

Honestly, let it get a good thorough washing. I'm not saying to scrub it, but a good rinse and air dry does it good.

Can the entire helmet (excluding cover) be fully submerged? I'm concerned that the foam will wear out as a result.

Is it the whole helmet or just the leather that's stanky?

The entire inside of the helmet. The leather head strap can be cleaned, and remain odour free, with no issue.

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Re: Cleaning helmet
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2015, 00:52:37 »
Can the entire helmet (excluding cover) be fully submerged? I'm concerned that the foam will wear out as a result.

The entire inside of the helmet. The leather head strap can be cleaned, and remain odour free, with no issue.

Oh heck no. The foam might get a bit denser if it's left in long enough to absorb water but it shouldn't hurt it.  Take out the straps and etc and scrub it in a tub of really warm water with a generous amount shampoo or gentle dish soap, then rinse. It's a safe way to clean motorcycle helmets, so I don't see why it wouldn't work for that.

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Re: Cleaning helmet
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2015, 08:54:01 »
The foam is Styrofoam and won't absorb water. Go to stores and get a new harness and install it. Then forget about all the angst over cleaning a helmet. It's a helmet! Designed to be worn in all elements, it's weatherproof.

If you agonize over something this trivial, you're in for a long haul. Use your senior Cpl and MCpl to teach you the little stuff like this.
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