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Sticky Residue on Helmet

 Poster: A snowHead
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I bought a new ski helmet in February 2018 (so not even one year old) – took it out of its fabric storage bag on the weekend and it had a sticky sort of residue on it.

The helmet (Anon brand, and at the expensive end of their range) has a matt type finish and was stored in a wardrobe (not in a shed or anywhere cold/damp). My previous helmet had a gloss type finish and never had this problem.

I managed to wipe most of stickiness off with a damp cloth – but curious to know how to prevent this happening again? Has anyone else experienced this?

Thanks!
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Thread title offers so many possibilities........ must resist,........must resist.
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"damp sock" . . . . fify.
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@nicolahunter880, ok, bit more straight faced (not easy Twisted Evil ) if stored in its bag in a cool dry place there should be nothing on the surface. The only things that might affect it are heat and solvents, both can destroy a helmet over time. Where did you store it?

Whatever, this is not normal so you need to drop an email to the manufacturer as it it just possible that there may be a production issue with your helmet. I have used isopropyl alcohol to clean off sticker residue without harming the product, but I did check with the manufacturer first.
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I tried to use acetone on my previous reading glasses to rectify a poor superglue repair...

They dissolved Shocked Shocked
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Masque wrote:
Whatever, this is not normal so you need to drop an email to the manufacturer as it it just possible that there may be a production issue with your helmet.

But whatever you do think of an alternative title for the email... perhaps "problem with the coating of a ski helmet"... otherwise it will take them a couple of days to stop giggling and making smutty jokes. And that might delay the response!
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I had a similar problem with an old helmet of mine (both coating going weirdly stickly... And the innuendos) but it was more of a rubberised coating and was a good few years old, so put it down to the coating degrading and got a new one. At the end it was so tacky you could put your hand on it flat and lift it up.
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@nicolahunter880, I'm struggling on how to reply to this, its not an uncommon problem though I'm surprised its happens so soon on your ski helmet. It's particularly a problem in warm humid climates, lots of it on various forum's in Singapore and Hong Kong. If its in a sealed bag more likely to happen, telephone wipes , 3M window wipes work at cleaning it off, however I would contact the manufacturer


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After 9 years my POC skull-lite had the same thing happen to the rubberised shell coating, retired it, as 10 yrs is the default limit recommended by most ppe manufacturers, but to have a CE certified helmet have issues within a year I would definitely return it to them under statutory guarantee.
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surely its still under warranty for defective manufacture/materials. Contact either the manufacturer or the retailer, and get it replaced.
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I tried to use acetone on my previous reading glasses to rectify a poor superglue repair...

They dissolved Shocked Shocked


I bet you didn't see that coming wink
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The same thing happened to some rubberised finishes on my toy ,,,A Fiat Coupe...it seems that it is endemic on that type of coating ..I wiped it with thinners and took it off ...but as most have said ..contact the manufacturers ..
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I had the rubberised coating on a USB stick disintegrate very rapidly and I attributed that to the fumes coming off a not-very-well-sealed tube of Araldite. Maybe it was just time.
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Same happened to handle on an electric toothbrush. Maybe and oil based hand cream or something similar had been in contact.
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Be careful with insect repellent - it can eat through rucksacks and jackets Sad
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