Once you have your Football Helmet safely in your possession you will of course need to look after it. It would be a shame for your Pride & Joy to be neglected after all would you not agree? So here, I will go over some of the important aspects for the cleaning and maintenance of your football helmet.
As already stated, it is not advisable to wear these Riddell Revolution Speed Football Helmets for competitive game play. If you follow this advice, you’ll likely avoid the extensive maintenance and cleaning that professional helmets require after enduring heavy hits and turf throws each week.
On saying that, there are some things I think you should bear in mind which will keep your helmet in good shape and remain the focal point of any room in your home where you choose to display it!
Cleaning The Face Mask
The face mask on the Riddell Revolution Speed Football Helmets are Polyvinyl Coated and cleaning them is very straight forward. If you find that your helmet has acquired dirt then more often that not I would say you can take care of this with a soft damp cloth. This is also the case if you feel the need to handle it a lot and the mask has been subject to the grease from your fingers.
If it is needed, you can always use a little window cleaner. Just spray a small amount onto a general cleaning cloth and gently wipe away any unwanted marks. NEVER use agents such as thinners, alcohol or acetone. Once you are done, dry the face mask with a soft cloth.
Note: Do not use scouring pads (or similar products) and try to avoid causing abrasive marks to the face mask!
If on the other hand you find that your helmet simply requires dusting off (i.e you are using it as advised and not wearing it for actual game play), then a simple dry and clean soft cloth can be used for this purpose.
Cleaning The Foam Padding
Once again, you should not experience to many problems with the foam padding in the helmet. We do not recommend them for gameplay, so they should acquire minimal dirt.
Usually, you can adequately clean the small marks on the foam with a normal upholstery cleaner. Do not completely saturate the foam with detergents. A light spray and rubbing with a cloth are usually enough to remove any unwanted stains.
After cleaning away the marks, place your football helmet in a safe spot to let the foam dry off. Of course, if your helmet is suffering with more challenging stains you will need to work harder to get shut of them!
You can also apply this technique to clean off the chinstrap.
Cleaning The Helmet
Cleaning the helmet can be more challenging if you have chosen to disobey the instructions and have gone running around the fields and wearing it in combat. It should be sitting proudly as a focal point within your home for people to admire (including yourself of course). This being the case you can simply dust the helmet off with a soft dry cloth.
Do not wash the helmet using scouring pads and other tough cleaning materials. This will scratch the paint, and restoring it to its original condition is not easy without significant expense.
If the helmet is badly damaged, for example, from dropping, please seek professional advice on how to repair it.
Just so you know, professionals usually undertake the correct cleaning and maintenance of football helmets. To keep your helmet in good condition and avoid any unwanted damage, then follow the instructions that come with the product.
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