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【WUHAN JINTENG】Will Bulletproof Helmets Expire?

DATE: Dec 23rd, 2022

Does a bulletproof helmet expire? There are two different views on this. Some people believe that bulletproof helmets do not expire and can be used forever, while others believe that bulletproof helmets have a certain number of years of use. So what are the facts?

In many cases most people will also choose to use a new bulletproof helmet rather than an old one. The reason is simple, bulletproof helmets on each layer of material is used to resist a certain impact, and metal products are no exception. With the passage of time, the strength of these materials will gradually reduce, which may have an impact on the expected security. Therefore, after a certain number of years of use, experts recommend that users replace the bulletproof helmet with a new one.

In addition, there is no denying the importance of ballistic helmet maintenance for them to maintain their original effectiveness, as long as the helmet is in good condition and properly maintained, it can play its potential in the field indefinitely. There are just a few external factors that can affect the life of a helmet. For example, if the helmet is exposed to extreme temperatures or other harsh environmental conditions, it will be damaged, thus shortening its service life. In addition, if the helmet is subjected to frequent shocks or strong vibrations, it may also be damaged. Therefore, to ensure the safety and optimal performance of bulletproof helmets it is recommended that the helmet be checked regularly to ensure that it is working properly. In addition, if the bulletproof helmet is often used, the internal energy layer in it should be replaced regularly to ensure optimal performance.
So how should we care for bulletproof helmets?

-Regularly check the protective material of the outer layer of the ballistic helmet for signs of cracking, breaking or tearing. If any of these problems are found, the helmet should be replaced immediately.

-Regularly apply barrier oxidant to the top layer of the bulletproof helmet to prevent material oxidation from affecting the internal bulletproof material deterioration or damage and prevent daily wear and tear.

After the use of bulletproof helmet cleaning is also very important.


When cleaning the helmet, use only mild detergent or water to clean dirt and debris. Avoid using harsh chemicals, abrasives or solvents, as these can damage the helmet.

After cleaning the outside of the helmet, dry the helmet with a soft cloth, especially dry the inside of the helmet as well, and then place the ballistic helmet in a cool, dry place for storage to avoid moisture and mold on the helmet.

In general, bulletproof helmets do not expire, but it will shorten the service life due to various damage breakage and other factors. Through the correct maintenance methods, you will be able to ensure the safety of bulletproof helmets, and more convenient to use. With careful maintenance, bulletproof helmets can also be used for a long time and will be able to keep you safe when you don't need a new helmet.