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Old 06-21-2009, 04:38 PM   #41
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I just did it I have no before pictures but the wheel was SO shiny and reflective that I could see myself. And when my hands got swetty the wheel would be slippery
So I cleaned it and Then I put some meguiers quick interior detailer spray on the wheel, Now it has the perfect texture.
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this is the after photo? Results look similar to what got when applying to an e36 wheel

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Old 06-26-2009, 07:36 PM   #42
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^looks clean, but it looks like the texture of the leather has worn off, but thats probably because of the 7 or 8 years of use on the wheel.
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:00 PM   #43
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I might have to try this little thing sometime soon!
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Old 06-27-2009, 01:48 AM   #44
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^looks clean, but it looks like the texture of the leather has worn off, but thats probably because of the 7 or 8 years of use on the wheel.
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:45 PM   #45
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:27 AM   #46
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I did this with my steering wheel two days ago and I was very impressed. I thought my steering wheel was in good condition, but after the eraser, it is now MINT. Thanks!
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:14 PM   #47
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Problem solved. I edited the first post with more text and before/after images

Thanks Everyone!!!
Looks very good! Never would have thought to use that. Now just make sure to use a good round of pH balanced leather cleaning and conditioning as needed to care for your 'new' leather. Looks like you got the dirt out of there nicely....I have no idea what those erasers have in them, I'm assuming there's no bleach. But from now on if you have some lexol go into a regular care cycle and you'll be fine.
After this it's important to use products designed for leather because it needs to be maintained in a certain way. the pH balance along with chemicals and oils in the products are important so look for good ones, and some good microfiber towels.

Here's to great looking leather!
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:22 PM   #48
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I did this with my steering wheel two days ago and I was very impressed. I thought my steering wheel was in good condition, but after the eraser, it is now MINT. Thanks!
Wow ,it seems like a lot of people have tried this with success with this. But what is in the magic eraser? There has to be a cleaner of some kind - and wether or not it's good for leather I'm not sure. I mean, with no harsh chemicals it might not hurt it in the long run, but I worry that the leather hasn't gotten what it needs - certain oils to keep it supple and healthy. So just my two cents but be sure to return to products designed just for leather. Some soaps and water will dry out your leather from the inside and cause damage later on that you don't see right away. DId you use a conditioner after this?
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Old 07-22-2009, 03:01 PM   #49
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I just did this on a wheel I bought used. All i can say is WOW! the wheel looks new again! So happy
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was gonna do this on my sport wheel but i dont know dont wanna mess it up lol
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:38 PM   #51
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it sounds amazing! some before and after pics? i can't see a difference with the one on the first page
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:56 PM   #52
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also, on the top of my wheel its really smooth, would leatherique restore it to look normal again?
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:57 PM   #53
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OP's pictures looks great but i have mixed feelings about this. maybe its not the magic erasers fault, but i tried this on my friends golf wit 180k miles on it and the steering wheel after the cleaning was grey(before it was black, maybe the leather was worn out and dirt made it look darker, who knows). on the other hand my moms prius with some sort of rubberish material turned out good. id be afraid to use it on my m and as long as it doesnt look as bad as OP's ill keep it that way.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:25 AM   #54
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i did it! it looks great, it loses all shinyness though

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Old 08-14-2009, 05:02 PM   #55
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yeah, it removes all shininess... but that is what I was looking for because new stock wheels are matte (ie not-shiny). You can always reapply some shine with leather products (don't know which ones. but certainly a detailer would have some in their bag of supplies).

also cleaned up steering wheel on a Mercedes SL 55 AMG with the magic eraser and it looked/felt GREAT. Same day did it for my friend's 2005'ish jetta. Equally great results.

And like 7xes said above, you may have different results on different materials. I'm sure age and previous amount of wear also affect it. But start soft on the back side (not in view) of your steering wheel and make the decision yourself.

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Old 08-17-2009, 11:05 AM   #56
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:51 AM   #57
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I still can't believe how well this worked. I didn't get the pebbling texture back on the top of the wheel, but I suppose that's gone after years of use. It looks SO much better now and feels better too.

Does anyone know of a conditioner that will preserve the matte finish?
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:44 AM   #58
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+1 for this thread! Picked the Magic Eraser from Home Depot today for $3.50 and my "glossy" steering wheel is back to the new "matte" look!!! Great thread!!!
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holy cow!

does this work the same for seats!?





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holy cow!

does this work the same for seats!?
thats what i was wondering too
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