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Sponger 04-04-2006 03:59 PM

Alacantra steering wheel repair... Possible?
I got an alacantra wheel off of eBay and the top of it is fairly dirty/worn. Is there any way to get that either repaired or fixed? I can take pictures of it if necessary, but it is basically just oil and dirt from usage, nothing more. The guy I bought it from claimed it was a small amount of dirt that was easily cleanable, but that is clearly not the case. What type of shop could clean this up if any? Thanks in advance.

OCDGarage 04-04-2006 04:34 PM

Alcantara is actually a microfiber fabric that resembles suede. It can be cleaned with any gentle APC cleanser. Just dilute it down and lightly mist the area, do not saturate. Buff lighly with a towel, if you rub too hard the Alcantara will become pilly. You can also use a suede brush on Alcantara after a cleaning to bring the pile back up.

I hope this helps.

Brett @ OCD

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