In this article I’m going to talk about how to clean your headset. You should probably have a headset serviced before every use, and cleaning is really simple if you know what to do. If you don’t want to pay for a service then this article will help you. Hopefully this will be of some help to those who are trying to get their headsets looking new for more frequent use.
I like to use a headset brush when I want to clean my headset. They are very handy and just take up little room in the car. This article won’t go into too much detail about the headset brush but here are a few basic things you can do with it to clean the headset.
Simple, and it’s a great way to keep your headset clean and looking good for a long time. Simply put the headset into the cup holder and make sure there are no nooks or crannies that could have trapped hair or dirt into the headset.
Don’t bother if the headset is completely clean or hasn’t gathered any dust. Take it out of the cup holder and start rubbing it lightly with the headset brush. Just a light scrubbing will usually be all you need.
If you find the headset is covered in dirt, the best way to deal with it is to take a pair of tweezers and gently remove it from the cup holder. Just take it out slowly, don’t try to break or crush the cup or you could damage it. Don’t try to get the headset to fall apart either because that will just make it worse.
You should now have a clear area where you can see and clean the headset. Let it dry for a few minutes then put it back into the cup holder and leave it there. This will give it plenty of time to dry and hopefully create a surface to remove any dirt. If it’s a lot of dirt and won’t be removed using the tweezers method, then the next step might be a little bit more complex.
Open cup holder? Well the simplest way is to put a small bowl full of water in the cup holder. Fill the cup with tap water and then get a small toothbrush and gently brush the headset. Make sure to remove all the extra water from the headset as the dirt and dust will stick to the rubber ear piece.
Set up a small mirror under the headset and make sure that it’s held up so you can look at it. If you have a small space underneath the headset, then it’s ok, but try to find a mirror that can cover the whole ear cup. Once you’re happy with it, you can now remove the helmet from the cup.
Place the headset in the mirror and give it a quick wipe over with a towel, leaving it there until it’s dry before you apply a spray cleaner. If you find it is still wet, then continue with the steps above to clean it better.
Spray cleaners are often the preferred method to clean a headset and they generally need to be applied directly onto a dry surface to work properly. If you don’t have access to a dry surface, then make sure you spray the headset in the same area where it is used.
You will find that some sprays are more suitable for headsets than others, so check the instructions and find one that’s suitable for the headset you have. Spray both areas with the spray and gently rub it in with the headset. If there are any stains, simply clean it with a toothbrush.