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post #1 of 13 Old 05-20-2007, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Wash Your Helmet

So I have an Arai Quantum II and I usually use windex on the face shield and the outer shell to get rid of bugs, or to be more exact, bug guts. What should I do to clean the inside? I hear you should remove it and soak it in soap water. I don't think i should put the lining in the washing machine and i'm pretty sure Fabreeze isn't enough.


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Get a new one. Seriously though, check with a dealer they sell this spray that is supposed to kill the odor and bacteria. Or just take out the lining and pads and hand wash them in warm water with a little bit of laundry detergent. Them let them air dry.

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Check out this product. I haven't used it for helmets, but it does kill every other odor that I've ever tried it on.

http://www.zeroodorpet.com/

There is a scent when you first spray it on something, but goes away quickly. It's there to let you get a measure of how much you sprayed out. This stuff really works! Gave some to my vet who used it to kill odor from a dogs "accident" in the exam room that was to say the least very intense. Since I gave him the small bottle (that I carry with me in my truck), he now keeps a supply of it on hand. I know I've been long winded about this product, but it is the first thing I've ever found that'll kill any odor (including skunk spray!). I don't work for the company or even sell the product, just have used it many, many times.

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Not sure about the inside but next time for the sheild and outer shell try some Plexus for sure. It cleans great and next time when you get bugs on your helmet they will slide off pretty easy as Plexus acts as a bit of a polish. Plus it smells good. :)
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I don't think i should put the lining in the washing machine

I have put both my rx7 & Q2 liners in to wash with other clothes numerous
times, no probs what so ever, then I let 'em air dry.
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I talked to an ARAI dealer at the show this year ('cause I bought a new helmet ) He said fill it up with luke warm water and a little bit of laundry soap and swirl it around. Do that a couple times and then repeat with fresh water to rinse. With the visor down it holds water but not that great so it leaks out pretty quick. I did that and the water that came out was pretty dirty so I must have worked. As for the cheek pads I strip them and just hand wash them. The helmet drys pretty quick too, but I would give it 24 hours to dry totally.... 18 in a pinch.

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Not sure about the inside but next time for the sheild and outer shell try some Plexus for sure. It cleans great and next time when you get bugs on your helmet they will slide off pretty easy as Plexus acts as a bit of a polish. Plus it smells good. :)
I use baby wipes and dry it with a cloth, works ok.
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I don't think you should use windex on plastic. You should get some lens cleaner or computer screen cleaner. Windex can damage some types of plastic.
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Not sure about the inside but next time for the sheild and outer shell try some Plexus for sure. It cleans great and next time when you get bugs on your helmet they will slide off pretty easy as Plexus acts as a bit of a polish. Plus it smells good. :)

Not to get off topic but, this stuff works great on your helmet and your bike.

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plain old dish soap...cuts the face grease like a charm and gets rid of the sweaty smell...just make sure to rinse your lid out well...

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