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    dry cleaning a lid ?

    any body ever try and take a lid to the dry cleaners ? if you cant get out the lining ?

    sounds almost reasonable no ?

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    My dad was trying to be helpful and sprayed my lid with fabreez. I chucked it out, didn't want that stuff close to my head.
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    I wish I could just throw out helmets.

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    The chemicals used in dry cleaning could be detrimental to the foams within the helmet. I wouldn't do it. I'd just take it into the shower with me!

    I've done it many times, and it works great! Be certain to dry it out comepletely!

    Good Luck and Godspeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by psyclone
    My dad was trying to be helpful and sprayed my lid with fabreez. I chucked it out, didn't want that stuff close to my head.
    joke is on you, what a waste of money hah
    next time give me the lid before you throw it out.
    no

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    Quote Originally Posted by psyclone
    My dad was trying to be helpful and sprayed my lid with fabreez. I chucked it out, didn't want that stuff close to my head.
    Are you serious? I febreeze my beard to keep it fresh smelling and have had no problems with irritation.

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    febreeze is a joke ,its like spaying pine scent on dog shit ,,its just ends up being extra soggy dog shit with a confused hint of shitty pine ,,,,




    im gonna try the shower trick ,i dont relaly care for the lid ,,it was free and its gonna be painted so its only the inside stank i care about

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    Quote Originally Posted by audiophile
    I wish I could just throw out helmets.
    It wasn't much of a lose. It was old and beat and I was better off with a new one anyway.
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    You can also take those nice smelling, anti-static dryer sheets and put inside you're helmet. After you clean you're helmet, get one of those thin beleclava's, wind slicks or even a welders cap as a washable liner. Wash those and you're helmet stays cleaner.

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    I don't think I'd take mine to a drycleaner. Just fill up a wash tub with some soapy water, dunk and remove. Last time I had to do this it took about 2-3 days for it to dry fully.
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    Removable liner????? Pull, wash, hang dry, replace. A very nice selling feature.

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    Shower. Pick a non-scented shampoo with some anti-fungal stuff in it like
    the anti dandruff stuff.

    Rinse, rinse, rinse.

    Some people take off all the plastic bits and use the dishwasher.

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    this is old,and been on here a few times now, but i'll let ya in on a little secret of mine? put your lid in the dishwasher with a TEASPOON of tide or whatever you use. teaspoon no more or your gunna have a bubble slide and burn out the pump in the washer. cold water setting,and DO NOT DRY IT IN THE DISHWASHER take it out and dry it !
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    The dishwasher option with all cold settings is an interesting idea. But just be sure there is NO heat cycles in there or the foam protection could be damaged.

    Frankly I'd just use the laundry tub or a big bucket or garbage can with lukewarm water and a little Woolite. It's gentle, made to work well with low temperatures and rinses out easilly since it's low sudsing. Helmet in, let soak for about 10 minutes, pour out and refill with clean water, dunk to rinse, repeat rinse with new water and then set over a couple of chairs or boxes to hold it up with the neck and face openings clear and set up a hair dryer on low low heat and low airflow blowing air into the helmet for overnight. Keep enough spacing so that the warm air in the helmet is just noticeable to your hand stuck into the face opening.
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