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Old    Mike K (mike2001)      Join Date: Feb 2008       05-20-2010, 4:49 AM Reply   
Toward the end of last season, I noticed a sticky spot starting to form on my helmet. Its normally a flat matte black finish, but the sticky spot was really shiny. I thought it was pop or something spilled on it but it wouldnt wash off. Now, over half the helmet is this shiny stickiness and it doesnt wash off.

Has this happened to anyone else, any ideas what it is? I store the boat indoors and trailer to the lake, so it couldn't be from sitting out in the sun. It still works fine, just really annoying to touch and get your hand sticky, plus it attracts dirt.
Old    Baitkiller (baitkiller)      Join Date: Jan 2010       05-20-2010, 4:53 AM Reply   
You sure its not dried brain tissue?

We all leak a little gray matter now and again.

Had my Protec two years, no sticky spots. Send it in, maybe you will get some CS love.
Old    David (Luker)      Join Date: Feb 2010       05-20-2010, 6:35 AM Reply   
Here is a quick solution to your problem:

http://www.shredready.com/site/
Old    Cary Kalamajka (ndh2o)      Join Date: Oct 2001       05-20-2010, 7:17 AM Reply   
I have seen two other matte black Pro-Tec's do this. Don't know why or how to fix/stop it. I have only seen it happen on the matte black ones.
Old    J (mcnedhead)      Join Date: Dec 2009       05-20-2010, 8:09 AM Reply   
It just formed on my matte black Pro-Tec this year as well
Old    BJ Cail (bcail)      Join Date: Aug 2007       05-20-2010, 10:47 AM Reply   
this happend on one of ours also, no solution yet.

It's almost like the matte finish is failing and the finish under it is gloss.
Old    wakemania (wakemania)      Join Date: Sep 2008       05-20-2010, 11:29 AM Reply   
I have one just like that and it has gotten sticky all over. I just thought it had gotten too hot in the outside storage building.

I second the Shred Ready. Nice comfortable helmets.
Old    michaelspsp (michaelspsp)      Join Date: Sep 2007       05-20-2010, 1:14 PM Reply   
i had the same problem on my matte black... tried to clean it and it got worse....
Old    Luke Johnson (luke_j)      Join Date: Jul 2008       05-21-2010, 1:01 PM Reply   
The paint melts or something. It happens to a lot of products with that finish. It happened to my flat black pro-tec, and I even had a rifle scope that the same thing happened to after two years in storage, no use whatsoever. Not a pro-tec specific thing, it's the product they use to give it the matte finish.
Old    Mike K (mike2001)      Join Date: Feb 2008       05-22-2010, 1:24 PM Reply   
Yea I was hoping there was something I could put on it to fix the stickiness. Works fine, just picks up all dirt wherever it is and makes your hand sticky when you touch it.
Old    marc pistolesi (head_banger)      Join Date: Mar 2008       05-24-2010, 8:12 PM Reply   
I had the same problem and the place i bought it from went out of business, I contacted their customer service and they sent me a new helmet .
Old    English (kristian)      Join Date: Nov 2002       05-24-2010, 8:55 PM Reply   
Funny that, I have a matte green pro-tec for about 3-4 years now and it hasn't done this. (Best helmet!)

Maybe just paint over it?

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