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Old 03-16-2016, 09:41 AM   #1
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Slippery steering wheel

My sport steering wheel is in good shape but the leather is polished from years of use and so, isn't giving good grip. Has anyone done anything with these wheels to rough up the glaze short of sanding it?
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:53 AM   #2
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Get it recovered.
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Old 03-16-2016, 11:30 AM   #3
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Clean it. I use megs super degreaser diluted 5:1 and it removes the sheen shine whatever and makes it look brand new
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Old 03-16-2016, 11:48 AM   #4
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Get it recovered.
That looks great George. Now for that baggy a-pillar.
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Old 03-16-2016, 11:55 AM   #5
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Clean it. I use megs super degreaser diluted 5:1 and it removes the sheen shine whatever and makes it look brand new
Thanks, this is what I was looking for
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Get it recovered.
who did this? looks good.
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Old 03-16-2016, 12:22 PM   #7
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I removed my cover years ago it was getting holes in it. I love the surface underneath...a really hard black rubber that grips just fine. Something to consider. Very clean look and without the weight of the cover, my car now goes faster!
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Old 03-16-2016, 01:34 PM   #8
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That looks good

Where did you get it done?
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Old 03-16-2016, 01:47 PM   #9
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Clean it. I use megs super degreaser diluted 5:1 and it removes the sheen shine whatever and makes it look brand new
^ this. you want to Clean it. before someone says to use Magic Eraser on it, that's not good. the leather has a light protective coating on it. once that is removed the leather may look good for a short time but will degrade very quickly and never rebound as it was.

so clean it and don't scrape it.
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That looks great George. Now for that baggy a-pillar.
It's in the queue, but being prioritized. The touring was well taken care of, but, I don't know the history of the maintenance.

Heck, I have parts to go on it waiting for me to have time. Looks like the coilovers are going to go on sooner rather than later. I'm pretty sure the swaybar endlinks are clunking, so my ST COs are going to go on soon (they come with new end links).
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