Manky steering wheel

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Manky steering wheel

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Does anybody know how to clean the standard large steering wheel, mine during the warmer months sweats leaving dirt marks on hands. Tried various cleaners but it never seems to clean it properly (not sure if it is a result of working on vehicle and then test driving without cleaning hands etc). Thought of buying a cover but unsure of size to order on line. I have another one but this looks the same, as if the covering has worn away leaving worn rubber residue :idea: .
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ive not done it but someone once told me you can put in your dish washer
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You can buy wheel covers on eBay. search. Volkswagen t3 t25 sew on steering wheel cover.
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Tks will have a look tks to all for replies.
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Just seen an idea on you tube using bicycle handlebar tape, not sure about that one.
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I used ( before it was worth more than actual gold) 80% proof alcohol hand cleaner on mine , after using some and dropping it on the steering wheel and noticed it removed the grime as I wiped it off , so one would assume the isopropyl would work, but I haven’t got any ( haven’t got any spare hand sanitizer now either )
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Tks something else to add to the mixture, I wonder if Swarfega would work, I will try tomorrow and update this feed.
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When I bought ours the wheel was horribly sticky.i actually used what I had to hand which were Eco friendly (apparently) baby wet wipes. Much rubbing came off horribly black but worked a treat.

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Brake cleaner.

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Loads to work on, will update with results tks.
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Managed to get round to cleaning steering wheel, applied Swarfega with an old tooth brush then wiped off using paper kitchen towels, did this three times, then sprayed with kitchen degreaser and wiped off again hardly any muck on paper towel this time, then finally cleaned with tyre cleaning foam. Looks much better and hopefully has solved problem.
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