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Re: Sticky matte black helmet

Postby poplargreg » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:06 pm

Mick D wrote:Hi



The meths has removed the coating and I'm left with a semi matt surface.

If you decide it's worth having a go with meths or de-natured alcohol, (which will more than likely remove the sticky surface), be prepared for a change in surface finish.

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Thanks Mick - i'll give that a try

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Re: Sticky matte black helmet

Postby Tezza The Grey » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:13 pm

I've got an old but very clever remote control that can do the TV etc. lighting and loads more but the "grippy" rubber finish around the sides is horribly sticky.
I so need a solution to this problem.
going to try every solvent/cleaner (no acetone :o ) I have and will report back.

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Re: Sticky matte black helmet

Postby poplargreg » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:31 pm

Thanks - that's a good idea!
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Re: Sticky matte black helmet

Postby robcurrie » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:51 pm

If plastic, the helmet would probably be polycarbonate or maybe ABS (it should say on the label), a tv remote is most likely to be ABS or acrylonitrile butadene styrene - which disolves in acetone.

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Re: Sticky matte black helmet

Postby Rob Harknett » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:37 pm

A TV remote will also allow fluids to leak inside and kill it. I used e bay and just got a new remote for the TV make and model, cost about £8. If you really want to protect a TV remote from sticky fingers. Put it in a clear bag taped at the back. You can even spill a cup of tea on it then. But then that wont work on a helmet.

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Re: Sticky matte black helmet

Postby bjork » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:39 am

I suspect it's a design feature meant to capture flies that land on the helmet for a rest. It helps to build up the street cred suggesting miles of hard riding without actually having to do it. Popular among new wave cafe racer types too. ;-)
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Re: Sticky matte black helmet

Postby MalcW » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:45 pm

bjork wrote:I suspect it's a design feature meant to capture flies that land on the helmet for a rest. It helps to build up the street cred suggesting miles of hard riding without actually having to do it. Popular among new wave cafe racer types too. ;-)


Damn, why didn't I think of that? Do you think a light spray of aerosol adhesive over the front of the jacket would work? It would save all that tedious bike riding.

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Re: Sticky matte black helmet

Postby cfaber » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:53 pm

The matting might be SEBS (styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene), which degrades in various environments leaving a sticky and stinky residue. Does your helmet smell like puke?

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