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Old 11-22-2012, 02:46 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Not asked but on the inside I remove the liner then use warm water and Johnsons baby shampoo then leave out of direct sunlight to dry in the air.

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I pulled the linings that would come out and threw them in the washer with the rest of the dirty clothes, then let them air dry.

For the visor, I wet it then use dish washing liquid on my fingers - no cloth. Dry it with microfiber. The shell gets clean with the same soapy water I use to wash the bike.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:24 PM   #23 (permalink)
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We are talking about your helmet ae Dave


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Not asked but on the inside I remove the liner then use warm water and Johnsons baby shampoo then leave out of direct sunlight to dry in the air.

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I did that also but there was perfume in the baby shampoo that I couldn't wash out. It drove me nuts for the half the summer.


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Been using spray detailer/fast wax on my Arai's for years with zero problems. Car wash spray is a terrible idea though, without water that stuff eats stuff up.
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I use water and a couple of drops of dish detergent to clean my visor once a week or so, and to clean the helmet shell once every two or three months. I use the same shampoo I use on my hair to wash the liner, which I do whenever it starts to smell bad.

Somebody mentioned foam disintegrating when he got it wet; that foam was already done. The water didn't kill it; heat probably did.

Oh, and while I try to avoid paper towels of any sort, I will on occasion use the nasty ones at a gas station to dry my shield after squeegeeing it with whatever nasty liquid they have for windshields. Only when the bugs are bad enough to block my vision, though.

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I did that also but there was perfume in the baby shampoo that I couldn't wash out. It drove me nuts for the half the summer.


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That is why I like it, I sweat a lot and baby shampoo is a pleasant smell IMHO anyway
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Well I got my Arai back already. They said 7-10 days but it was only a couple. Nothing but water from now on!
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What heat? As I clearly stated, when it got wet the foam disentgrated. Wet not heat.
Dish washing liquid has salt in it because it's an abrasive,and you use it on a visor?
Johnsons baby shampoo is the mildest detergent you can use and causes little or no damage.

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