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Helmet Smell(14 posts)

Helmet Smelldobby
Oct 14, 2003 6:48 AM
Anyone have any ideas--besides the obvious to buy a new one--on how to get rid of the sweat smell from the helmet.
Wear it in the shower. Really! nmSpunout
Oct 14, 2003 6:49 AM
Ditto (nm)Alex-in-Evanston
Oct 14, 2003 7:09 AM
LOL! I just got that image in my head! (nm)ColnagoFE
Oct 14, 2003 8:37 AM
Wash the pads & straps with antibacterial soap. (nm)OffTheBack
Oct 14, 2003 6:56 AM
re: Helmet Smellgf99
Oct 14, 2003 6:57 AM
The problem is usually only the pads. Take them out, put them in a sock, put a rubber band around the end, throw it in the washer & dryer. Voila, fresh as daisies.
re: Helmet Smelldobby
Oct 14, 2003 7:05 AM
How do you re-attach the pads, glue?
Most are velcro attached. Glued: Dunk the hole helmet. nmSpunout
Oct 14, 2003 7:10 AM
re: Helmet Smellgf99
Oct 14, 2003 7:12 AM
What kind of helmet do you have? On mine (Giro), they're designed to be removable (the magic of velcro).
re: Helmet Smelldobby
Oct 14, 2003 7:24 AM
Actually, you're right I do recall them being attached with velcro. I have a Giro E2
OxycleanChicago_Steve
Oct 14, 2003 7:00 AM
Oxyclean & detergent work pretty well for helmet pads, stinky jerseys, smelly shorts, or pretty much any other synthetic clothing I own...

Steve (Better living through chemicals)
re: Helmet SmellSaddle_Sore
Oct 14, 2003 7:48 AM
Once you've cleaned up your lid, I recommend that you shave off all your hair and spray your bonce with anti-perspirant to prevent a repeat occurrence :-)
re: Helmet Smelldobby
Oct 14, 2003 9:03 AM
Either that or stick one of those pine tree air-fresheners in my helmet :-)
try e-mailing your helment manufacturer too...shawndoggy
Oct 14, 2003 8:27 AM
I did. Bell and Giro are under the same roof now, and I've had great luck getting free replacement pads mailed to me at no charge just by asking.