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Old 12-04-2012, 04:01 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by 74C5 View Post
Have you taken it apart and cleaned both parts in the sink with dishwashing soap? No scotchbrite, just fingers. It should remove whatever it is that is causing the silicone seal to slide. A low temperature bake out in the oven will drive off moisture (100F). Then, maybe a little bit of Armorall or something like that on the helmet gasket to get that slippery?
As I'm thinking back, the problem started after a thorough cleaning of all parts with dish soap. I must have stripped away the lubrication on the gasket.

Originally Posted by trc.rhubarb View Post
silicon lubricant on the gasket should help. Every helmet I've bought that wasn't a Shoei came with a little bottle of lubricant for the gaskets.
Thank you both. I expect re-lubricating the gasket will solve it, and I should have thought of that!
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