The motocross helmet is one of the essential accessories to ensure your safety on the track. A good cleaning is, therefore, imperative to ensure its longevity and rid of traces of sludge left during your last trip on the circuit. To help you, here are the good habits to adopt.
Cleaning the outside of the helmet
Previously, we were talking about how to clean your motorcycle helmet, but on a helmet cross, many traces of mud and dirt will remain stuck. The approach differs slightly. Above all, know that products that contain alcohol are banned. Avoid glass cleaners, solvents, and never use an abrasive sponge. To do it right, follow these steps:
- Unscrew the visor by first removing the central screw and then those on the sides.
- Remove the visor and set aside.
- Gently wipe the outside of your helmet with a damp sponge or microfiber cloth to get rid of most of the dirt.
- Then wipe it with a clean microfiber.
- Apply a specialized cleaner or warm soapy water to finish cleaning the outside of the motorcycle helmet.
- Use a soft cloth or microfiber cloth to dry the surface.
- Perform the same cleaning on the visor before putting it back in place.
Cleaning the inside of the helmet
The maintenance of the interior guarantees your comfort, the hygiene of your equipment motocross, but also its longevity. Indeed, regular cleaning of the foam of cheeks makes it possible to give them their original form. Again, different steps are to follow scrupulously:
- First, disassemble the cheek foams and the cap.
- Wash the inside of the cap using soapy water. The use of an antistatic cloth is recommended if you wish to deodorize and / or disinfect your helmet.
- For openings, use a cotton swab soaked in water. If necessary, go back several times to the same places to remove the encrusted dust.
- Wash the previously disassembled foams. You can choose between washing by hand or in a machine at 30 ° C on a delicate program. Do not use fabric softeners and softeners.
- Then let them dry in the open air, placing them flat on a towel. Favor good ventilation to strong sunshine because of the UV risks to alter your mosses. If the foam is not removable, use sprays specifically designed for this purpose.
- Put the foams and the cap back in place.
Your helmet is now ready for your next cross.
The cleaning of the cross mask
Once your helmet is cleaned, it is also worthwhile to wash the screen of your cross mask. Good maintenance obviously ignores small habits that can cause irreversible damage to your mask. So let’s start with what you absolutely must not do with your cross glasses:
- Wipe the fog directly inside the mask. Instead, continue to roll a little so that the air enters your mask and fumes the mist. If that does not work, stop and remove your glasses.
- Use an aggressive product to clean the screen that may attack the plastic.
- Put his mask on a hot surface. It can be tempting to dry sweat, water, or fog in this way. However, you may distort your mask, which will automatically distort your vision.
Now that you know what not to do, follow these steps for effective cleaning of your mask :
- Remove the screen by gently pushing it from the inside to the outside of the mask.
- Soak a microfiber cloth with water and scrub the inside and outside of the screen. If there are stubborn stains, use soapy water and rub gently. Be careful; do not scratch with your nails. You could scratch the screen.
- Dry with a microfiber cloth to remove any traces of water that may appear with air drying.
- Wash the headband with clear water and soap. Many models can pass in the machine (program “wool”).
- Dry the headband in the open air, making sure that all traces of moisture have disappeared.
- Replace the screen.
During your cross sessions, consider using tear offs cross. These plastic films to be placed on the screen are superimposed in several layers and withdraw gradually as you keep good visibility while driving.
And do not forget, to avoid trouble, you have to maintain your motocross! At each exit and on a regular basis, good maintenance will allow you to prolong its life.