Whether you are an experienced or new rider, it is highly likely that you are going to wear a dirty or smelly helmet after a long time of riding your motorcycle. A lot of people want to how to clean the lids out or inside, and even though there are a wide range of different suggestions and methods, we will show you the most effective way to achieve this. After reading this post, we hope that you could use it to maximize your riding experience.
If you are wearing a helmet with a detachable interior liner, then you would pretty much get it made. First, you should take off the cheek pad or/and liner and then put them into your laundry machine with slow cycles. While it is washing, you could clean the exterior part of your helmet by using mild detergent and a soft micro fiber, towel, or cloth. Make them slightly wet, then put a couple drops of mild detergent and gently wipe the shell. As a result, the detergent would perform its function with the dirt or grime. After you have done all above steps, remember to wipe off with clean water until all of the detergent are removed. You will be left with an oil-free, clean, and shiny shell.
But for those helmets which are not designed with a detachable liner, the task would be a little bit difficult. If you plan to use spray cleaner, it would be impossible to clean all of the sweat and skin oil that have built up for a long time.
After applying the 9 following steps, you will learn how to cleaning your helmet that has a bad smell or is not designed with a detachable liner.
Step 1: If you do not have a helmet to clean, then look for one unless you need to learn how to stitch your own face, scalp, or head up thread.
Step 2: Remove the visor, breath guard and cheek pads.
Step 3: Apply some amount of shampoo. If it is suitable enough for washing your head, then it is also suitable enough for cleaning your helmet. You should avoid using dish detergent because it would be a little bit harsh as well as strong for the interior part of your helmet.
Do not be cheap with it, but do not overdo it either. If your helmet has really bad smells, then go ahead and apply some more.
Step 4: Fill the helmet with slightly warm water. It is not a good idea to use hot and cold water as they are quite extreme for the material.
Step 5: Rinse the helmet carefully to remove all of the tough dirt or dust. In fact, you do not need to put it in the clean water and then scrub it with the same dirty water.
Step 6: Now, dunk and dowse your helmet in its cleanliness. Have it all up on there.
Step 7: Rub the liner in a gentle way so that the shampoo would perform its function.
Step 8: Thoroughly rinse all of the shampoo out.
Step 9: In this last step, you should pat the exterior part dry to keep water spots away. If you are living in an area that is too hot or extremely humid, you might need to put it in a dry and cool place with a lot of wind or a blowing fan around it. Now take a look at your shiny helmet.