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    Anyone here have any tricks to cleaning the liner of their leather helmet? Its starting to smell a little funky, and im sure someone has done something!

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    I just put my helmet in my basment with a fan blowing in it overnight and by morning it smells fine.

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    I wear this helmet for 48 hours a week for 48 weeks a year, its not something that comes out once a week. drying it does nothing, its already dry!
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    48 hours a week for 48 weeks?

    Good God man, does your FD require you to sit in the truck in full gear for your whole duty tour?

    PS: one word: Febreeze!
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    [QUOTE=CaptainGonzo]48 hours a week for 48 weeks?

    Good God man, does your FD require you to sit in the truck in full gear for your whole duty tour?

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    LMAO!

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    I was insinuating that this is for work, not some volunteer fire dept. I dont wear a leather helmet when i volunteer, not unless they want to pay for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyirons
    I was insinuating that this is for work, not some volunteer fire dept. I dont wear a leather helmet when i volunteer, not unless they want to pay for it!
    Yeah not one of them there volunteer departments ! I would bet that many more volunteers have leathers - just by the numbers - as the vast majority of firefighters are volunteers in this great country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyirons
    I was insinuating that this is for work, not some volunteer fire dept. I dont wear a leather helmet when i volunteer, not unless they want to pay for it!

    Leather helmet: I think firefighter. If you are not a career firefighter, you have to tell us where you wear a leather helmet 48 hours a week 48 weeks out of the year.

    PS: I know a more than a few volunteers that wear leather lids instead of their VFD's standard "tactical tupperware" issued helmets!
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    o boy here comes the vollie vs career debate
    Your a daisy if you do.

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    ah a classy talker I see.
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    You're really not helping your case here Mr. Irons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyirons
    If you work in a busy place your helmet is on more often than you think, and if you work in the North East, or in NYC its hotter than crack whores twat on weekend! So, how do you clean it? Without replacing it or destroying the helmet from the inside out.
    you would think since you use your helmet so much and im sure you're not the only member of this incredibly busy career department you might be able to ask someone in your station
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    This guy resembles jonnyboycan...

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    Thanks for the help! Apparently the rest of the world is a bunch of choir boys! I guess none of you have picked up a crack whore at 530 am for a fast heartbeat in 98 degree heat! And it wasnt meant to be offensive it was a joke! Sorry y'all didnt get it! And as for the guys in my firehouse, they dont care what crawls out of their lid, im just a tad bit worried when my helmet smells like a pair of lacrosse gloves!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyirons
    Thanks for the help! Apparently the rest of the world is a bunch of choir boys! I guess none of you have picked up a crack whore at 530 am for a fast heartbeat in 98 degree heat! And it wasnt meant to be offensive it was a joke! Sorry y'all didnt get it! And as for the guys in my firehouse, they dont care what crawls out of their lid, im just a tad bit worried when my helmet smells like a pair of lacrosse gloves!

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    Choir boys?
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    Care to tell us what FD and what company you wear your lid 48 hours a week for 48 weeks?

    PS: I have picked up "crack whores" in 98 degree heat, but I don't wear my lid at medicals, either...
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    Whats annoying is that only one person answered the question, and febreeze just takes some of the smell out, the guy who has the locker next to me on the apparatus floor has bunker gear that smells like hot garbage! Im more interested in washing it all out, but like i said, i do not want to destroy the helmet from the inside out, its gotta last me another 15 years.

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    Saddle soap might work, we used to use it on leather helmet liners in the USAF. Good luck.

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    Maybe it's time for a replacenemt liner.

    Not that much $ and easy enough to replace.




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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyirons
    Whats annoying is that only one person answered the question, and febreeze just takes some of the smell out, the guy who has the locker next to me on the apparatus floor has bunker gear that smells like hot garbage! Im more interested in washing it all out, but like i said, i do not want to destroy the helmet from the inside out, its gotta last me another 15 years.
    Why is it you won't tell us where you work and what company you are on?

    The BS meter is pegging into the red again.....
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    Why does it matter where I work? If you live near NYC ill let you come and smell it! The helmet that is, unless you work in Camden, then ill come to you!

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    Just making sure you are not a "whacker" yanking our proverbial chain....
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    I think he's legit. I'll never look at my helmet liner the same
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    Still no replies as to how to do it, I was thinking I would hang the ear flaps, in a bucket cause thats i think what smells and looks the worst, it sits on top of the engine cover and we always have the windows open cause the A/C quit. I thought about replacing the liner, but its really just the ear flaps that smell.

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    Oh yeah i forgot, TWAT!

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