The helmet is an essential safety gear for vehicles. It is a durable thing that protects our sensitive head from any crash. It is composed of glued Styrofoam inside a thick shell; others may use pads to create such. But after years of getting safe rides, you might notice how smelly and dusty your helmet is. Like any other gears, it needs to maintain its quality to prevent rust and other damages from the outer and inside shell. Cleaning it doesn’t exert too much effort because it is only handy. Even everyone can clean it, but not all knows how to do it properly.
If you think soaking your helmet into a big basin and scrubbing it is enough, you might have been wrong for your whole life. The purpose of this topic is to help you clean your helmet right. So I will share with you my knowledge in properly cleaning the mask.
But before everything, you must gather these materials first:
- Unused toothbrush or nailbrush
- Unused cloth (must be clean)
- Your desired cleaning products
- Pail with water
- A big basin
- Dry cloth
Here is the step by step on how to clean the helmet.
First: Prepare Everything!
Prepare yourself for the cleaning session. Take off your hand accessories such as the watch, rings, etc. Wash your hands (you cannot clean it with a dirty hand). Use gloves if you want to or just simply use your bare hands to hold it. Lay your materials on the table (screws, cloths, etc. ) Then remove the parts of the helmet (make sure to keep the parts properly in one place to avoid losing it) such as the visor, linings, check pads, etc.. If you are not sure what parts are to take off, look for a manual or search for the internet. Always remember to remove only what you need to avoid difficulty in assembling it again later on.
Second: Start it!
When everything is prepared, soak the cheek pad and other linings to the warm water that has mixed with cleaning product you bought. Massage the parts carefully, especially that area that badly need extra cleaning and then rinse. After, let it rest on a towel and shower it again with warm water. Add a little shampoo and rinse. Rinse it again with cold water at least five times. Then let it dry in front of a fan. Take note: Do not use a hairdryer to dry the parts!
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