The helmets are designed to be used at all times and under all conditions – rain, dirt, heat, meltwater, well, you get it. It plays an important role in the protection of your head. He is constantly exposed to difficult tests on the road. If you know how to clean and care for your helmet, you will not be absorbed by the sticky lining, but you will also extend the life of your helmet.
- What you need.
- Microfibre fabrics
- Shampoo for children
- Hot water
- compressed air
Remove external accessories and all electronic devices
This situation is generally overlooked and can be catastrophic. You will be damaged if you wash your helmet.
The inside of the helmet must be removed.
This differs from brand to brand. Normally, a few strategic tugboats are enough. Some are fixed by clicks, magnets or other similar artifacts. Let your leadership lead you.
The outer shell of the helmet must be prepared.
Dirt and hidden insects must first be removed. Take a microfiber cloth, soak it in hot water and cover the helmet from the outside. This gently softens the dried out hook so that it can be easily cleaned later without scratching the helmet. Leave the towel on.
Cleaning the inner lining
The interior is one of the areas that needs deep cleaning. Remove the inserts and cushions and soak them in a bucket of warm water and baby shampoo. Scrub and clean each part separately. Children’s shampoo is both gentle and effective. Let it dry.
Cleaning the appearance of the helmet
Remove the microfiber cloth and wipe it off with warm water. Use a toothbrush in hard-to-reach places. Never use solvents or cleaning solutions. Clean, hot water.
Ventilation if necessary.
The ventilation ducts are really clogged with dirt or insects. One blast of compressed air is enough to clean them.
Transparent face shield
Blind rubbing of the face shield causes erosion of the protective layers. Modern helmets are equipped with coatings that protect against UV rays, fog, etc. Follow the same procedure as for outdoor cleaning. Use normal hot water again.
Wipe the inner sun visor
The sun visors on the inside are not dirty. The garbage disposal can be a little dusty. Simply spray quickly with water and wipe off with a microfibre cloth.
Re-assembling the helmet
Start with underwear and seals. Then attach the safety mask and any other parts you have removed.
Your helmet’s as good as new now. Never use solvents and perform this maintenance regularly. A clean, good smelling helmet is the basis for a pleasant ride.