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Hey guys,

Well, the weather is nice and I'm going to take my bike to my parents place for christmas. Last time I rode it rained pretty hard, and being the smart guy that I am, I stored my wet gloves in my helmet when I was done riding. Now the whole helmet smells like hockey gear.

Is there any solution for this? I'm not sure if my padding is removeable or not... I'm guessing it is, but is there a quick fix for the trip to the island today? Its pretty nasty, but then again, I don't want to pass out from febreeze either.

TIA
-Sean
 

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The Wizard
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Done the same thing before. If it has a washable liner, wash it.

If not, febreeze and good ventilation
 

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If the lining comes out just wash it in the sink with some hand washing soap. if it doesn't then take it in the shower and wash it with the shampoo you use make sure you thoroughly dry it out. I wash mine in the shower all the time, works awesome.
 

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If the lining comes out just wash it in the sink with some hand washing soap. if it doesn't then take it in the shower and wash it with the shampoo you use make sure you thoroughly dry it out. I wash mine in the shower all the time, works awesome.
+1:thumbup use the shampoo u normally use even if the liner is not removable it is washable, rinse well and let dry all will be good.
 

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just leave yourself a lot of time cause it takes a while to dry
 

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I too have heard the same about Febreeze. Just take the inners out and wash them. I took mine out at the end of the season and washed them, just like new!
 

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If not enough time to dry it out, spray a little Febreeze into a newspaper.
Crumple the paper, and stick it in the helmet.
Even one hour will knock off the worst of it.
For longer term storage (I have a roll of fresh newsprint paper....with nothing printed on it) I crumple up paper and leave it in.
Works.
 

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If you have a large box fan, after you wash the helmet in the shower, tip the fan over on a box so it's at a 20-30 degree angle (so air can get in) blowing air up with the helmet on it. That'll dry it our quickly. Any large fan that can be stable would work as long as air can get in under it and the helmet will rest on it.
 

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Well the stink is either bacteria or mould so I'd give the inside a quick spray with Lysol just to kill what you can. You may want to ride with the visor cracked for a little while :)

Don't spray a lot and avoid exposed foam (Lysol uses alcohol as a carrier)... if at all possible do this to the pads after you remove them.
 

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Thanks! I learned from the best. Don't make me post up your recipe for sourdough bread.
We are equals my friend, equals.

That bread recipe was a classic post though, if I do say so myself. I can't totally remember it but I do recall that it got more than a few comments. It really needs to be put in its proper context of course.
 

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Go to the dollar store and buy yourself a tub of paste for cleaning pet messes. The stuff has charcoal and deodorant in it. Works awesome but doesn't leave your helmet smelling like a woman's purse. Dollars and Cents has the stuff in Coquitlam Centre.
 
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