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Old 01-02-2009, 04:15 AM   #1
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Perforated ZHP steering wheel fading....

Parts of my steering wheel are fading and I am trying to find out if there is any way I can restore it? Its not the perforated part either, it's part of the top and some near the bottom. Any ideas?
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:29 PM   #2
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Would it worth it to use the Leatherique Rejuvenator Oil from detailed image? Do you think that will work?
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:46 AM   #3
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Somebody has to have an idea??
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:27 PM   #4
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Rejuvenator oil will soften the leather, but I don't believe it will restore the color. They make a black dye.
I touched up several black leather wheels with liquid Kiwi polish/dressing meant for the edges of shoe soles. It proved to be more colorfast than regular shoe polish.
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:35 AM   #5
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I wonder if anyone has any experience with this dye and if it would be suitable for my steering wheel????
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Old 01-10-2009, 09:07 PM   #6
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Ask Leatherique, or post the question on a dedicated detailing forum.
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:51 AM   #7
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The Leatherique products can help remove surface contamination and keep the leather soft and flexible. The steering wheel is often a highly contaminated area because we touch it with our hands daily which means there will be human oils, dirt, etc. Most of this can be removed with the Leatherique products. The steering wheel will have some of the material worn right off from palm steering and normal wear and tear, which is not easily fixed. You can add dye to the surface to make it look more uniform, but it won't replace the lost material. A leather restoration shop may have more specifics related to exact condition of your wheel and the appropriate steps.

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Old 01-11-2009, 11:44 AM   #8
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As soon as I get my photobucket account back, I'll post pics of my steering wheel which is being swapped out tomorrow - a shiny wheel is nothing compared to mine!
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well alcantara steering wheels arent really meant for daily use anyway unless you drive with driving gloves
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:08 AM   #10
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you can possibly re-dye your steering wheel.. if it's leather, you can dye it using the similar procedures as those DIYs for re-dying leather seats and whatnot.
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