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Old 11-25-2012, 09:39 PM   #1
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What do you all use to clean scuffs on helmets?

Have several gloss black helmets that have for lack of a better term "paint scuffs". It appears to be transfer from something else onto the helmet and not damage/scuff/gouges in the helmet paint/clearcoat itself. My first thought is something like a rubbing compound or a solvent, but dont know what level will take clean without damaging the helmets finish. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:58 PM   #2
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I would not use a solvent on a helmet.
I wax my helmets, and there is a thread
regarding the use of Pledge furniture
polish on helmets and plastic body panels.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:32 PM   #3
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HMy first thought is something like a rubbing compound or a solvent, but dont know what level will take clean without damaging the helmets finish. Any suggestions?
Your thoughts are correct. Rubbing compound is fine. Even wax has enough "abrasive" in it to take of really basic scuffs.

Obviously, if you thwacked your helmet against something, no amount of rubbing compound will do it. And if this is common, you might need to rethink what you do with your helmet, both when it is on and off your head.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:50 PM   #4
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I would not use a solvent on a helmet.
I wax my helmets, and there is a thread
regarding the use of Pledge furniture
polish on helmets and plastic body panels.
Actually thats my thread

for some reason simple wax had slipped my mind and seems like the perfect solution to try.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:35 AM   #5
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Nothing.............. that gives them "character" and shows you are not a newb.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:57 AM   #6
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Nothing.............. that gives them "character" and shows you are not a newb.
^^^This. Besides, helmets should be replaced at about 5-7 years. I'm such a cheap bastige that if my helmet wasn't all scuffed up, I likely wouldn't replace it. I need the incentive.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:11 AM   #7
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:17 AM   #8
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:25 AM   #9
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I use gold spraypaint, it covers almost every type of scratch.


But then again, I have a gold helmet, so nobody really focuses on the scratches anyways.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:56 AM   #11
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I use gold spraypaint, it covers almost every type of scratch.


But then again, I have a gold helmet, so nobody really focuses on the scratches anyways.
Notre Dame grad?...................................
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:03 AM   #12
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HAHA nope, just a guy who enjoys not being taken seriously while stuntin on my scooter.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:42 AM   #15
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Toothpaste!

I'm dead serious.

Also works well for water stains on wood tables.
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