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What do you use to clean your helmet?

Can't get the bug guts off my lid. You think I could use Simple Green on a rubberized matte black helmet and not mess anything up?

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I use water
Yeah I've been trying that, but the rubber seems to be stained with bug goo.

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plexus or the equivalent at cyclegear works really well. can even use it on plastics with great results.

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Lay a very wet paper towel on it for a while, let the water soften the bugs.

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Can't get the bug guts off my lid. You think I could use Simple Green on a rubberized matte black helmet and not mess anything up?
My theory is not to have clean very much.
I do the same thing to the helmet as I do the faceshield.
RainX !!!
It works wonders.
No matter how bad the bugs are, some warm water and rubbbing with clean fingers, and it all comes off.
Tack dry with a paper towel, then buff with a clean supermicroft rag.
I'm still on the original face shields (smoke and clear) since new in 2005.
The RainX makes the helmet much easier to clean as well.
Very easy to clean !

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Try WD-40. But be careful because it attracts water bugs.

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Nuke a wet microfiber cloth in the microwave until it's steaming, then lay it gently on the helmet.

Let it sit for 5 minutes. Then gently wipe off. They'll all be like little boogers at this point.

Serious, only thing that works that doesn't involve serious scrubbing and damage to the finish.

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Spray, soak, wipe.

Easy.

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plexus or the equivalent at cyclegear works really well. can even use it on plastics with great results.
I was given a can of Plexus recently, and I've used it on my helmet a few times. It does get most of the bugs off along with a microfiber towel. It's also really good at getting the bugs off of the headlight on the 'niner.

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off the visor... windex n paper towel.... off the rest... i cant remember the last time i washed it.... but it was probably with windex and a paper towel haha.

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plexus or the equivalent at cyclegear works really well. can even use it on plastics with great results.
Plexus or Honda Polish. Spray it on ... let it sit for a minute or so ... spray a bit more on ... wipe with a microfiber cloth ... flip cloth to a clean section ... polish it up.

Works on windscreens, lights, bars, tanks, etc. Simpliest and easiest way I've found to clean bikes and gear.

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Water and a microfiber clothes. Works wonders.

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Just put it in the bead blaster for a couple minutes

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Just put it in the bead blaster for a couple minutes
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Hot water soak with any kind of towel. Try to avoid rubbing the bug bodies into the finish. Then polish with a microfiber towel and Plexus/Honda Spray Polish. For the stubborn baked on critters, I use 3% hydrogen peroxide.

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Per Shoei's instructions, I get a microfiber rag plunged in hot water and let it set on the helmet for 5 min or so, melts the buggys right off and I dont have to worry about rubbing my matte black helmet into a glossy shine!

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I usually use windex and it seems to work decent.

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