After using your helmet, place a wet soft cloth on soiled area. Allow time for the water to soak into any grime (e.g. dead insects, dirt, sand, dust, etc.). Lightly wipe off area with soft cloth. Do not use a circular motion to clean the shield. Always wipe in one direction only. This will reduce the chance of “swirl” marks which will degrade night time vision.
When cleaning the helmet and shield, never use any petroleum-based solvents such as turpentine, ammonia based glass cleaners, or detergents containing abrasives. Contact with petroleum products and other solvents may impair the optical properties and reduce the mechanical strength. Never use paper based products such as napkins or paper towels. Paper towels are very abrasive and will damage the shield and helmet finish. To clean the shield, apply some common mild dish soap diluted with clear water using a soft cloth and wipe gently. Finally, wipe it dry with a lint-free soft cloth. To clean the shield, do not use saline water or hot water (above 122ºF/50°C).
Cleaning of the interior should be done by hand with the individual pieces removed from the helmet. In a solution of warm water and your preferred shampoo, gently wash interior until clean. Rinse in lukewarm water until water runs clear without soap bubbles. Allow 24 hrs. to air dry. To reduce the chance of mold, always allow your helmet time to air dry before storing. Your helmet will dry faster if placed upside down on a soft surface.
Always store your helmet in a cool dry area. Prolonged exposure to the sun or chemical vapors (commonly found inside garages) will degrade the performance of your helmet.