In addition to a purely aesthetic matter, cleaning the motorcycle helmet is very important because the screen must always be in optimal condition so that our visibility is not hindered. Next we are going to show you how to clean the helmet of your motorcycle.
The first thing is to take a careful look at the instructions that all helmets have on how to clean them and keep them cared for. Everything is explained there and it is worth investing a few minutes to find out what is most recommended for that specific helmet. Regarding daily use, there are a few general guidelines that should be followed:
- Prevents the helmet from hitting
- Transport it in its specific bag to avoid scratching
- After using it, let it dry in a ventilated area with the screen open.
- Try to keep it clean
- Do not drill or open holes in it
- don’t sit on top
- Do not disassemble it unless it is strictly necessary
- Do not use solvents or harsh chemicals that may deteriorate or damage the helmet materials.
Now we are going to see the cleaning of the hull by parts:
Index of contents
#1 Use neutral soap
Clean the shell with neutral soap or a few drops of dishwashing liquid diluted in plenty of water and with a damp sponge. Never with the scourer because we can scratch and damage it.
#2 Moisten the helmet with water
Moisten the helmet with the sponge and water (no more than 30º) to soften the most encrusted residues; If you see that it is difficult, do it again but do not let it dry. When they are looser, use the soap with the sponge and water, try not to soak so that the mixture does not wet the interior, or enter through the ventilation holes.
#3 Remove the remains with a damp cloth
Once clean, remove the remains of soap with a cloth moistened with water and dry it with a clean cloth; try to have your own cleaning material and do not use the same one with which you would clean the chain.
#4 Never use pressurized water
Never clean the helmet with pressurized water, it can damage many parts and make it useless.
#5 Use a special spray for insects
Clean the screen with a cloth using a cleaning spray with insect repellent. It is very important that you read the manufacturer’s instructions on the care of the visor, since they may have a specific treatment and when using some products that contain solvents, they may deteriorate or cancel them. the properties of the anti-fog treatment.
#6 Use soap with a neutral pH
You can also use a neutral ph soap, such as children’s shampoo or a few drops of dishwashing liquid diluted in plenty of water; try to disassemble the visor carefully and clean it on both sides, first use the soapy solution and then remove the remains, always moistening.
# 7 Apply Vaseline to the gums
For the rubbers that allow the visor to be perfectly closed, and that prevent air or water from entering, it is convenient to moisten your fingers with a little Vaseline, and pass them through all the rubbers, it will prevent them from drying out and thus losing their properties.
#8 Clean from time to time
Cleaning the interior pads should be done very occasionally, as they can deteriorate faster, especially if the quality of the comfort padding materials is rather low.
#9 Do not use the washing machine
Use a children’s shampoo, neutral ph soap or a detergent for delicate garments, do not clean the pads in the washing machine, you must do it by hand and without rubbing, sinking and wringing them several times.
# 10 Rinse and dry without sun
It is important to rinse with water and let them dry in a place where the sun does not shine directly.
And finally, if you are thinking of putting some decorative adhesive, you should keep in mind the helmet’s manufacturing material because if it is made of polycarbonate it is not recommended to use adhesives, since the glue solvents can harm the shell.