If your motorcycle helmet has an unwavering lining, it undoubtedly becomes challenging to clean it. It demands quite a unique way, unlike regular cleaning. Therefore, you have to be more vigilant and keen to perform the task otherwise you may land up doing it all wrong. But the good news is you can still clean the head-cover by acting upon the below-directed way. To help you out in having a thorough clean up we’ve come up with the clever washing tactic. Let’s see how to clean non-removable helmet liners more smartly.
Prepare the Cleaning
No matter if you are cleaning the removable liners or dealing with a firm inner liner of a helmet, things that you need to have for washing are generally the same such as:
- Mild baby shampoo/ dishwasher soap or mild laundry detergent
- Napkins or cleaning towels
- Swab or sponges
- A bucket or a tub to dunk the helmet
First Thing First
Before rushing into anything, carefully read the instructions of the helmet. Using adverse detergent will make your helmet quality fall apart. Some allow machine wash while some permit the use of the towel. Although the washing way is usually universal, yet is advised to read the directions first. It will not be at a loss if you consult the user’s manual guide before attempting the cleaning.
Eliminate the Removable
Well, you cannot remove the inner liners, but why aren’t you removing its face shield? In the same way, if your helmet offers you smart features such as Bluetooth, detach it at once. You don’t want to ruin it with water. While cleaning the inner liners there is no need for the batteries, antennas, microphones, etc. as it will only cause a hindrance.
Do it Right
Don’t take the summers as an advantage, if you want to clean your motorcycle helmet like a pro, choose slightly warm water. It assists you in making the slime softer and hence it will be pretty much easy and quicker for you to get rid of the dirt. On the other hand, the cold water hardens the dirt and the stains will probably become permanent.
Prepare the Solution
Now, the real task is you cannot take out the inner comfort liners of the helmet, so what you have to do is to take a tub or a bucket filled with water. Next is to pour a cup full of mild detergent into the utensil and stir it zippy thoroughly till the blend is well-set and well-mixed. However, you can still wash away the helmet in the basin /sink as well!
Wait Until Its Ready
After filling up the tub with water and soapy solution, let the helmet plunge for a while. Make sure that you have thoroughly soaked the interior in the soapy solution so that you can remove each of the dirt particles and build-up skin oil later on. Also soaking in soapy solutions will help you remove the stains quite effectively.
You will probably be grossed out to see the amount of slime and dirt the liners have gathered so far. While doing so, make it 100% sure that the soaps and detergent do not contain the alcohol content in it. Because it will cause discoloration to the exterior shell and the harsh chemicals will most likely ruin its appearance and eventually, the durability.
Use a Towel
It’s better to use your waiting time in a wise way. While the helmet is being submerged within the soapy solution, prepare the clean towel by spreading a few drops of detergent onto it. At this point take the helmet out and clean it with this towel and solution. Rub gently and thoroughly. Do not worry if it takes time as it depends on the dirt build-up. The dirtier it is the more time it will take.
Start it wisely
So, now, it’s time to use the wise tool i.e. a brush. Use brushes to scrub away the dirt and muck. Incorporate the brushes for narrow and tight places where your hand can’t reach out. But do not be harsh on the liners, lest you should tear away the soft fabric or maybe result in an abrasive one. Carefully notice the appearance of the liners if it is changing. You will see when it has completely cleared. Don’t overdo the cleaning anyway!
Keep it Alternative
There is no substitute for your hands. After using the towels, brush, and everything if you are thinking that it is_ wait and use your hands to wash it with more concern. Message the padding and inner liners gently yet with enough pressure to get that dirt out. Repeat the process using the soaps and liquids until you are satisfied and have cleaned it completely.
Rinse it With Water
Finally, when you have cleaned the interior, rinse it with plenty of plain water. But how you will perform the task needs your attention. First of all, douse the helmet and rub all the inner liners. Now rinse it with water thoroughly. Redo it so that you have the best results in the shape of cleaned liners to the core.
To avoid any bad smell, you can use a helmet deodorized inside of the helmet. Also, it will keep off the bacteria or germ that is obviously bad for you! However, always opt for the dedicated spray that readily supplies charming fragrance without damaging the quality of the liners and your sensitive skin as well. Pick a microfiber cloth spray on it and gently rub it inside of it. It is important that you read the direction on the spray bottle on what type of fabric it can be used on.
Let it Dry
And now, congratulations, you have cleaned your non-removable helmet liners with much ease. However, it is still damp. In order to dry it, place it in a cool and dry place (not in the fridge of course) such as under a fan. Make sure the place has proper ventilation so that the inner foam dries up quickly! Once it dries, carefully reattach the visor and other essentials that you’ve removed earlier and you are good to go!