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    Best Fix for Helmet Funk?

    Not sure of the best way to fix it without damaging liner pads

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    I've done the following for helmets, cycling shoes, etc.. Put some oxiclean (or borax) in warm water in a bucket, immerse and swish around for a few minutes, rinse well and set out to dry. It'll smell totally clean.
    Do the math.

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    Don't know what helmet funk is, shouldn't happen if you air it out after every ride and rinse off with fresh water. The thing that will maintain the most "funk" is actually the straps, and those you can easily scrub, other than that, nothing stronger than regular dish soap or shampoo. If the pads re removable, then just pull them out and let them sit in a soap/water solution for a bit, then gently scrub with old toothbrush, if not just do the same with them in the helmet. You can normally buy replacement pads for helmets and if not, you can just replace with a closed cell water proof foam of about 1/8" thickness cut to suit and stuck in with double sided tape.
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    Take your helmet in the shower with you and when you shampoo your hair get a good lather put your helmet on move it around on your head a bit then finish cleaning by hand and rinse. Works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rngspnr View Post
    Take your helmet in the shower with you and when you shampoo your hair get a good lather put your helmet on move it around on your head a bit then finish cleaning by hand and rinse. Works for me.
    Do you also take a Shamwow to your chamois?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Rager View Post
    I've done the following for helmets, cycling shoes, etc.. Put some oxiclean (or borax) in warm water in a bucket, immerse and swish around for a few minutes, rinse well and set out to dry. It'll smell totally clean.
    ^^THIS, works great.

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    rinse with scalding hot water from the tap. I use the dish sprayer and press
    it into the pads and straps.

    this is enough. helmet = zero funk.

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    go Buy Motorex Helmet Care. Its a foaming cleaner. Spray in and rinse out....done.

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    If you wash the pads too much...they fall apart. I usually just let mine air out. Pads are pretty cheap...so I'll just replace them if they get too nasty. Maybe if you have a washing machine without an agitator...you can put them in a mesh bag and toss them into the washer...then let them air dry.

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    Headed for oxiclean. Thanks for all the ideas. I'm surprised nobody said always ride with face in the wind.

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