How to clean helmet visor at home: Because prevention is better than cure, someone should always be aware of safe handling techniques before dealing with a dusty scratched helmet visor. Let’s start with a discussion of “safe handling.” You will prolong the life of your costly visor these ways:
While riding, keep a safe distance from other riders. And you may put yourself in the line of fire for stones and other detritus, which could harm your visor.
Putting a helmet on your bike’s handlebars, bench, or mirrors is not always a smart idea.
If your visor is dirty, don’t ride with it up. Dust can accumulate on the inside, causing the anti-fog coating to be weakened.
Always put your helmet anywhere safe when you sit for a rest or a refill. You’ll be able to protect the helmet from falling down and damaging the visor this way.
If you’re wearing your helmet in a restaurant or café, be aware of other people’s grimy hands touching it.
Now, to clean your helmet at home, just follow these basic steps:
1. Remove padding: Strip the padding from the helmet by putting it on a towel. Take a washcloth and a light dishwashing liquid. If you like, you can use a motorcycle visor cleaner instead. Remove all electrical equipment or insulation that can be removed and set them aside. A special anti-scratch coating is typically added to the outer side of motorcycle and dirt bike visors. Anti-glare coating is also added to each of them. As a consequence, don’t use abrasive cleaners or additives that can peel away at the coating layers over time.
2. Soak a fluffy towel in hot water: Fill a wide bowl halfway with hot water. Soak a clean, gentle washcloth in the bath until it is fully soaked. If the water is too hot for your hands, put on latex gloves.
3. Drape the towel over the visor: If the helmet visor is open, cover it first. Hold the towel by the corners at the top and spread it out. Drape the fabric over the visor of the helmet. Wait for two to three minutes. This can soften any dead bugs or clumps of dry earth. If you try to scrape or wipe the bugs and debris off the visor, you risk rubbing it.
4. Use mild soap: Take the washcloth that was draped over your visor and wash it with soft soap. Run a microfiber cloth under water to disinfect it. Instead of using a hard soap or cleaner, squirt a small amount of dish soap onto the microfiber fabric and softly massage the visor. Scrub horizontally over the visor at least 2-3 times, covering every section.
5. Clean off the soap with a fresh washcloth: Soak a new washcloth in warm water to extract the soap. Rub the visor again with the microfiber fabric in the same fashion as before. Stroke back and forth over the visor with the washcloth until all the soap and bubbles are gone.
6. Rubbing inside the visor: Using a sterile microfiber sheet, run it underwater for five seconds to rub it within the visor. Take a baby shampoo and squirt one-two teaspoons onto the fabric this time. Rub the fabric together to scatter the baby shampoo equally across the fabrics. Cleaning the corners where the visor sticks to the helmet can be challenging. But don’t worry; cleaning the center of the visor, as you look out of it, is far more necessary.
7. Stroking with a damp cloth: If necessary, remove the visor. If you can’t, just take a fresh wet towel and stroke the visor inside and out until all the bubbles have disappeared. If you’re ready to cover your visor, clean it under a soothing stream of water.
8. Allow to air dry: If you didn’t remove the visor, make sure it isn’t lying flat. Enable your visor to air dry for 2-3 hours in this case. If you take it off, make sure it’s fully dry before reattaching it to the helmet. Just remember to dry your visor properly by resting it at an angle. Since it’s smooth on the towel, there’s a chance that water stains will dry on the visor.
Simply keep a dry cloth ready and rub the outside of your visor clean during – riding session to prevent wear and tear. Just wash your visor when absolutely necessary.