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Old 05-27-2011, 08:24 AM   #1
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Painting Steering Wheel Cover

You can make your steering wheel cover look like new, just re-paint it. The paint I used was TAMIYA COLOR for Plastic. The color was Matt Black TS-6. You can wet sand with 500 or 600 grit sandpaper to feather in the bad areas.
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:45 AM   #2
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Yup yup, this has been done for a while.
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:29 AM   #3
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Yup yup, this has been done for a while.
And how do you remove steering wheel cover for painting?
Anyone do this job?
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:48 PM   #4
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You need to diconnect the battery, Remove the Air Bag. 2 Torx screws at the bottom of the cover, I think there a # 15.
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:51 PM   #6
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What he said ^^

You'll need two skinny flat head to punch inside the wheel and pinch the 2 large safety pins. Then inside I believe there are 2 Phillips head screws IIRC

Great DIY found here: http://www.my330i.com/mod23.php (just follow until you remove the trim)
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I meant pictures of the wheel, before/after paint

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Other alternatives can be 3M Di-Noc wrap perhaps.


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Painted Steering Wheel

Heres a photo of the painted steering wheel. Before white plastic showed at the bottom and top sides of the lower cover.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:33 PM   #11
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I just finished doing this on my car (along with a Coby Wheel re-wrapped steering wheel and shift boot -- very nice) and I'm having a lot of trouble getting the airbag seated properly back in the center of the wheel. It sticks out about 1/4 inch past the face of the wheel and I'm sure it wasn't like that before. Is there some trick to getting it to seat all the way in?

Edit: It turns out I didn't have the airbag bracket assembly properly seated. Once I fixed that, it went in pretty easily.

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