How do you get mold out of a motorcycle helmet?

I packed my motorcycle helmet away for winter and when I took it out it had mold in the padding. I have a HJC CS-12 helmet.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    take a small amount of bleach (couple of cap fulls) and mix in a cup of water, then dab it on the mold areas. That will kill the mold for sure. Then place the helmet outside in the sun to dry it off, or sit it on top of the heat register so that warm dry air will blow on it...or for that matter you can use a hair dryer on a low setting.

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  • 3 years ago

    In Mold Helmet

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  • Denise
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    4 years ago

    Seeing as how you havent taken the rider course, and are unfamiliar with helmet brands ill take it that you are a beginner with little experience. I gotta say...a 600rr is going to be a lot for a first bike, and im positive Jon would agree. So I want you to pay attention during your rider course. Every time you accidentally rev the throttle too much, or drop the clutch and maybe give it a little gas take note. because that'd be you dropping your precious 600rr. I guess that's another story though. To answer your question though. I had a CS-R1 for my first helmet and I can tell you it was loud, and there is very little padding inside the helmet. So it's not too comfortable. Youd be much better off looking at closeout helmets. Look for something that costs $150 that you can get for $70

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  • 1 decade ago

    depending on the wetness of the mold.

    if it seems to be a light surface mold then you should brush off surface lightly. then saturate with a mold killing spray such as lysol spray.repeat if needed. giving time to dry in between. wear a face mask & gloves when removing any MOLD.

    If it is a heavy mold, your BEST bet would be to try and remove the padding or padding cover. if you can get the material off by GENTLY removing it from the foam, its not hard to recover with an old tshirt material. just take your time. use some hot glue to hold the material to the pad and then a stronger glue to hold pad to helmet.

    If you love this helmet it shouldnt be hard. if its too much bother buy a new one.

    Source(s): 30 years of cleaning service & motorcycle riding
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  • 1 decade ago

    I don't know for sure that this will work, but it is great fro sprucing up and rejuvenating a smelly helmet. I've done it a few times to two different Shoei's and it worked great.

    Run the helmet through the dishwasher. Don't let the dry cycle run. Run it with no dishes, by itself, with dishwashing detergent.

    I put it in my garage with a fan on it afterwards to let it dry off. You can also just let it dry over a few days.

    It works very well and probably will clean up the mold. Certainly worth a try.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Bleach can remove mold, but then will discolor the padding etc. Try contacting the maker and see if you can buy just the padding for the inside of the helmet. Good Luck!

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  • 1 decade ago

    I own a HJC helmet too! I use for sports car racing. Sounds like a smelly situation. Sunshine would be the only thing I would do and wipe the inside with fabreeze fabric freshener. Then go out and buy another helmet keeping old moldy as a spair.

    Source(s): Nissan master technician
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  • 1 decade ago

    I would be less concerned about the mold and more concerned about the damage your EPS (extruded poly-styrene) lining may have suffered from the prolonged dampness it was exposed to.

    This is the styrofoam like stuff that lines the inside of your shell and is an integral part of your helmets protection ability in the event of a crash.

    Get a new helmet.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    That is a $100 helmet. Get a new one.

    I would say replace the pads and bleach it (bleach/water solution)

    Because it is a $100 helmet it is not worth the effort IMO.

    http://www.cyclemartusa.com/shop/browse.htm?shopBy...

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  • 1 decade ago

    First try to scrape the mold off with a coarse rag or scratch pad. If it comes off then take a slightly damp rag and soap or dish detergent to cleanse it. Don't use to much water or you will ruin your padding.

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