Hey coolhandluke can you tell me how to clean the helmet with Whink?
First, will it harm the paint?
Second, do you rinse the helmet off with water afterwards?
The Whink solution comes is a bottle with an integrated spout hole. When treating the exterior of a shell, I just hold the helmet over a container that will catch the run-off and lightly rinse the surface of the shell. No scrubbing is needed as it may cause paint loss. When treating the inside of a shell, I just pour a small amount in the interior and agitate it around for a bit.
Since the solution is likely caustic, I've always tried to neutralize it by rinsing all surfaces thoroughly with tap water afterwards, followed up a little bit of Dawn soap rubbed over the surface, thoroughly rinsed again, and pat dried with a towel. Again, no scrubbing with the soap either...just light finger pressure with bare hands.
I have only used this method on shells with little value and always made sure to cover the chinstraps to keep anything from getting on them. This probably goes without saying, but I'd never take this route with anything valuable that is untouched condition.
Hope this helps.
Edited by coolhandluke, 09 September 2017 - 08:09 AM.