Helmet  Cleaning and Maintenance  Tips

Professional Tips by: Ryder Planet

Dashed Trail

Cleaning the shell and the visor

The first thing about helmet cleaning tips is cleaning chemicals such as Colin or petroleum distillate.


Dashed Trail

Our best method for cleaning the visor is to wash it under normal water to remove bugs or dust. Then wipe the exterior side first, then the inside with a soft tissue

Pin lock shields do not have a scratch-resistant layer, so be extra careful while cleaning them. Inadequate cleaning will almost certainly leave marks that aren’t visible but are enough to ruin your night riding.  Easily clean them with a soft tissue after washing.

Cleaning pin lock shields


These days, most decent helmets include detachable inner liners and cheek padding. Although most of them include anti-microbial coatings to prevent smell,  cleaning them once in a while when dust accumulates helps to keep your helmet feeling and smelling fresh.

Inner liners and cheek pads


Get into the habit of wearing a balaclava to keep body oils and sweat from harming the helmet lining. It also helps keep moisture out of your eyes and lips when you’re riding.

Wear a Balaclava or any liner


Bugs will become lodged in the vents of your helmet over time, obstructing airflow and ventilation and causing you to sweat.  Cleaning them using compressed air, as well as other ways like cotton swabs, is quite effective.



You may have observed that the interior shades of some helmets become less free with time or that the visor system becomes loud over time.

Lubing any moveable parts


Allow your helmet to dry for at minimum a day after a ride to allow moisture to escape and avoid smells. While keeping the helmet in your helmet bag, use some leftover silica gel packets to keep it dry and smell-free.



Water droplets on your visor are one of the most irritating feelings. It’s best not to clean them with gloves because they scratch the visor over time. To maintain your visor free of water droplets, use a decent hydrophobic spray.


Hydrophobic sprays for visors during rains

It’s never a good idea to leave your helmet out in the open to the weather. Not only does it tempt robbers, but it also causes your helmet to accumulate dust and damage faster.


Avoid leaving helmet locked out along your bike