Can You Wash Motorcycle Helmet Pads?


Can You Wash Motorcycle Helmet Pads

Probably, your motorcycle helmet starts to become dirty bit by bit. And as a newbie, you don’t know whether you can wash your motorcycle helmet pads or not. Don’t worry, my friend. I’m going to write down the solution. 

Both removable and non-removable motorcycle helmet pads are washable. The washing procedure of these two types of helmet pads is not the same. But by following a few simple steps, everyone can wash both types of helmet pads in the home quite easily. I recommend you wash them with mild detergent or soap.

Today, I’ll break down how you can wash removable and non-removable motorcycle helmet pads at your home. Don’t spend any money further to wash your motorcycle pads. Instead, read this whole article from top to bottom. 

You should have already known that there are two types of motorcycle helmet pads in the market. These are removable and non-removable helmet pads. And needless to say, both of them have different washing procedures.

So now I’m going to discuss them one by one. Let’s have a look.

What Are The Things That You Require To Wash Removable Motorcycle Helmet Pads?

Here I listed these things that you require to wash removable motorcycle helmet pads:

  • A Small Bucket Or Bowl.
  • Mild Soap Or Detergent.
  • Clean Water.

How To Wash Removable Motorcycle Helmet Pads? 

Here I point out  5 easy steps to wash your removable motorcycle helmet pads:  

1. Remove All Pads From The Helmet: 

Firstly, you need to remove all of the inner pads from your motorcycle helmet. Nowadays, most motorcycle helmets come with buttons. You just need to detach all of your helmet pads from the buttons.

Be careful when you detach doing that because sometimes the buttons also come out with the pads. The detach procedure of helmet pads can also vary according to the brands.

2. Make A Mixture Of Water And Soap Or Detergent: 

You need to make a mixture of water with soap or detergent for cleaning your motorcycle helmet pads in this step. You need half a bucket or bowl of water and mild soap or detergent to make this mixture perfectly.

You should avoid harsh chemicals, soap, or detergent because they can damage your motorcycle helmet pads’ color and firmness. 

3. Soak The Helmet Pads Into This Mixture:

When the water mixture with the soap or detergent is ready, it’s time to soak your motorcycle helmet pads into it. Thoroughly rinse the pads of your helmet into the mixture of water and mild soap or detergent. Leave your helmet pads for 15-30 minutes into this mixture to remove the dirt of it.

4. Rinse Your Motorcycle Helmet Pads With Clean Water:

After half an hour, you need to bring out your helmet pads from the mixture. Now put your helmet pads into clean water for removing the soap or detergent. Rinse off your helmet pads thoroughly around two or three times in clean water, then squeeze them properly.

5. Dry Your Helmet Pads: 

After completing all steps, now it’s time to dry your removable helmet pads. For drying your helmet pads properly in a short period, you can hang them out inside your room under the fan. But never hang your helmet pads directly under the sun because that will take the cushioning away from them.

By following these 5 steps, you can comfortably wash your removable motorcycle helmet pads in a short period.

What Are The Things That You Require To Wash Non-Removable Motorcycle Helmet Pads?

Here I listed these things that you require to wash non-removable motorcycle helmet pads:

  • A Small Bucket Or Bowl. 
  • A Mug Or Glass.
  • Mild Soap Or Detergent.
  • Clean Water.

How To Wash Non-Removable Motorcycle Helmet Pads?

If you are a user of non-removable motorcycle helmets, follow these 4 simple steps to wash the inner pads of it properly:

1. Sprinkle The Detergent Or Soap: 

In the first step, you need to sprinkle the detergent or soap on the non-removable inner pads of your motorcycle helmet and then pour the water under it with the help of a mug or glass. 

You can also do that by keeping your non-removable helmet pads direct under tap water. I suggest you abstain from the use of harsh detergent or soaps while washing it. 

2. Gently Rub With The Hands:

Now it’s time to gently rub this detergent or soap around your non-removable motorcycle helmet pads. Rub every area of it properly with the help of your hands. Force rubbing can damage the conditions of your helmet pads. 

So, be careful while rubbing it. After a few minutes, the inner pads will absorb the detergent or soap you rubbed into them.

3. Wash Into Clean Water:

When your proper rubbing is finished, you need to wash your motorcycle helmet pads with clean water. Wash it twice or thrice to remove all the detergent or soap studs from the pads of your helmets. 

Press the pads with little force to squeeze out the dirt from them. Try to avoid hot water for washing the helmet pads.

4. Dry Them Properly:

In the final step, you just need to dry your non-removable motorcycle helmet pads properly before reusing them. Throw away the water which is still inside the helmet pads. Do that before placing them for drying.

You can dry your helmet pads inside the room by hanging them on a hanger under the fan. You should avoid the hot sun to protect the cushion of your helmet pads.

By following these 4 steps, you can easily wash your non-removable motorcycle helmet pads in a short period.

Can You Machine Wash Your Motorcycle Helmet Pads? 

You can wash the removable motorcycle helmet pads in the washing machine. It is the easiest way to wash the helmet pads. You can simply do that by changing a few settings of your washing machine.

After removing all the pads from your motorcycle helmet, put them into a washing bag. Set ‘ hand-washing or gentle’ setting and temperature under 86 degree Fahrenheit or 30-degree Celsius of the washing machine to get the perfect wash. 

You can also use an antimicrobial or mild detergent to remove the bad smells from your motorcycle helmet pads properly.

6 Tips That You Should Follow During Washing For Longer Use Of Motorcycle Helmet Pads:

Motorcycle helmet pads protect your head from the dirt and provide you comfort while riding. So, it is needless to say that you must take proper care to use your motorcycle helmet pads for a more extended period. 

Below I share 6 tips that you should follow during washing for longer use of motorcycle helmet pads:

  1. You should apply a soft detergent or soap to wash the motorcycle helmet pads. Harsh chemicals can damage the firmness of it.
  1. Don’t use hot water for washing your motorcycle helmet pads because it damages their glues.
  1. Don’t keep soaking your motorcycle helmet pads for a long time into the mixture of detergent or soap because it can damage the colors.
  1.  Squeeze your motorcycle helmet pads properly to remove the access water. It will help you dry them quickly in a short period.
  1. Dry your motorcycle helmet pads properly before reusing them. Don’t dry them directly under the sun. It will damage the cushioning of your helmet pads.
  1. Be careful that you are not overmuch washing your motorcycle helmet’s pads because it damages the longevity of them. So, it is ideal to avoid random wash of helmet pads for longer use. You can wash them once or twice a month.

Different brands manufacture various types of motorcycle helmets. So, the washing procedure of helmet pads varies. It is essential to follow the proper techniques to wash your motorcycle helmet pads for longer use. 

I personally follow these 6 tips during washing to make my motorcycle helmet pads worthy for more prolonged use. I hope it will be effective for you too. You also can see the using catalogs of your motorcycle helmet to know the proper procedures of washing the pads. 

Last Few Words:

I hope this article can clear you all the things related to the wash of motorcycle helmet pads. You may have already understood the washing procedures and steps of both removable and non-removable helmet pads. 

Let me know how you like to wash your helmet pads in the below comment box. Feel free to ask any question that is related to this article. I will try to give the best possible answer to your question within a few minutes.

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Hi guys, This is Ahsan Ullah. I have been riding motorcycle for more than 15 years. In this long period, I have experienced a lot of things about bike riding. Now I am trying to share my experience with you on this website.

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