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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-24-2009, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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I have a full face helmet I bought for the winter months and I just discovered the very top is stickey, I tried wiping it with water and then mild soap but it's still stickey so I guess it's the finish that is like that not somthing on it. Has anyone else had this issue with a helmet? Are there any paints readily available that would work to repaint it without damaging the shell?

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Is it new? Never heard of that. I'd take it back.

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I think someone else REALLY liked your helmet.

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Is it new? Never heard of that. I'd take it back.
I've had it for about a year. It wasn't like that when I bought it.

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I think someone else REALLY liked your helmet.

I'll take "mental pictures I didn't need" for $500 Alex....

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I'll take "mental pictures I didn't need" for $500 Alex....
Funny!!! Is it possible some sort of solvent may have come in contact with the helmet?

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Is it possible some sort of solvent may have come in contact with the helmet?
I suppose that's possible, it was in the garage, but I didn't see anything on the storage bag, it's a nylon mesh so I think that a solvent spill would have shown on it too. On the other hand nothing else I can think of makes sense

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Try some Goo-Gone - should work like a champ and not cause any damage. Walmart - oriellys
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If soap and water don't get it off (you can use hot water , as it could be tree sap) Then I would bet it got some kind of solvent on it, in which case you really should replace the helmet....as it may have effected the integraty of the shell.

Use hot water soap and one of those nylon scubby things...if it still is sticky then it is not a water based goo and therefore some kind of solvent or chemical.

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