Helmet Cleaning Guide
1. HELMET VISOR
We do not recommend cleaning any helmet visor with spray-on type chemical cleaners as a reaction between the visor and cleaning chemical is possible. This can cause the visor surface to weaken, haze or distort. Always use extremely soft or microfiber cleaning cloths on the visor, do not use sponges, course cloths or paper towels as these can damage the visor surface.
It is recommended to just wash the visor with warm water and soft cloth only. It is also recommend to clean the visor as soon as possible after dirt and debris have accumulated. If you have any hard debris siting on your visor for an extended period of time, it is best to soften this first with water before trying to remove this helps prevent it scratching the visor surface. Please do no excessively rub the visor surface as this can lead to scratching.
For iridium or mirror visors it is recommended to take extra care as these visor surfaces are more sensitive to scratching. If you have an anti-fog treated visor, never submerse this is water as this can cause the anti-fog coating to disintegrate.
2. HELMET EXTERIOR
For gloss finish helmets it is recommended to clean your helmet with products designed for automotive cleaning and polishing. Most motorcycle helmets are finished with an automotive type base coat/clear coat finish. Some rubbing compounds can be used for deep cleaning to remove many scratches and scuffs. Follow the manufactures instructions diligently, as over polishing with rubbing compounds can cause light abrasions which may dull the finish of your motorcycle helmet.
For matt finish motorcycle helmets, it is recommended to use warm water and a mild soap. Do not use excessive pressure or rubbing compounds while cleaning this surface as this will cause damage and a shiny effect could be created, ruining the matt finish appearance.
3. HELMET INTERIOR
The accumulation of sweat, humidity, and dirt can deteriorate the fabric and stitching and this may cause odour. It is recommended to hand wash the removable pads & interiors, unless the manufacture states they can be machine washed. It is also recommended to air dry and never tumble dry these interiors. For non-removable interiors we recommend using bacteria and mildew eliminating products.
4. HELMET VENTS
Dirt, debris and bugs can find their way into the venting of your motorcycle helmet. Compressed air cans used for cleaning computer keyboards can be used to blow the debris from the ventilation system. It is recommended that you remove any removable interiors before doing this.