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how do you cleant your helmet ?

peasepease Posts: 150
edited July 2013 in Road general
No I've not got the wrong section instead of the bottom bracket.

The straps of my helmet are due a clean as are the foam pads. My question is more about the helmet straps then the inside padding.

So domestic god (esse) s of bike radar , how do you clean yours ?
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  • pnevpnev Posts: 236
    Muc-off helmet foam
  • mikebikemikemikebikemike Posts: 166
    washing up liquid and a sponge for straps. I tend to leave the pads and replace everynow and again
  • plowmarplowmar Posts: 1,032
  • DavdandyDavdandy Posts: 571
    I do like a nice shiny helmet.
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  • deswellerdesweller Posts: 5,271
    Take 'em out and give 'em a good scrub. Bit of a faff but best to be thorough if you're going to do it IMO.
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  • LegendLustLegendLust Posts: 1,022
    I take mine in the shower with me, and give it a quick scrub with shower gel
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,699
    i just shower the thing every few rides, daily if it's hot
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • goonzgoonz Posts: 3,106
    I dont, I hardly use it though.
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Wife does mine. I get her to do it at least once a week, usually after sweaty rides.
    I have never questioned her technique though.
  • peasepease Posts: 150
    Got to say im disappointed people I was expecting a lot more innuendo.

    But thanks for the suggestions might give it a scrub with some shower gel.
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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 5,607
    I just googled 'cleant' .... :shock:
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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,171
    I've learned a new word, Sean. :lol:
  • GrillGrill Posts: 5,610
    Cycle in the rain ;)
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  • Stewpot407Stewpot407 Posts: 97
    What is this cleaning you talk of? Just buy a new one!
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  • diamonddogdiamonddog Posts: 3,368
    Never ride my bike with my helmet showing so it's always clean!!
  • neebneeb Posts: 4,362
    Remove pads and clean with mild bleach-free clothes washing liquid solution in the sink occasionally. Don't be too rough as they are quite delicate and can come apart at the seams.. Just float them in the water and squeeze very gently, rinse etc, dry in sunlight on the windowsill. Straps I just rinse under water now and again to get rid of any encrusted salt..
  • DavidJBDavidJB Posts: 2,019
    I give it a good hard polish in the shower once a day. 8)
  • lawrenceslawrences Posts: 1,011
    ^ +1 for rigorous daily polish.
  • BigDaddyGBigDaddyG Posts: 63
    Give your helmet a good vigorous polish untill you are happy it is shiney, you could even use a bit of lube it you want to make it easier and give it a better buff :oops: :lol: :shock:
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  • SpinonitSpinonit Posts: 17
    Davdandy wrote:
    I do like a nice shiny helmet.

    That comment took longer than i thought it would :lol:
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