Steering Wheel - how best to paint?

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firetrader
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Steering Wheel - how best to paint?

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The next job for me is to improve my steering wheel look, its looking tired, has anyone any ideas on the best paint to use, was thinking of a mat black cellulose paint put on by brush, wasn't aiming to take the steering wheel off, anyone any ideas?

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Re: Steering Wheel - how best to paint?

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Which steering wheel do you have ?

firetrader
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It's a 1984 van and I have just seen another thread with a long list of suggestions, I have just literally got hold of some heavy-duty wipes and wiped all around the wheel - wipes were black - don't think it's ever been done! Seems a lot better and will go back later to see if it's dried non-tacky!

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firetrader wrote: 03 Jun 2021, 13:21 It's a 1984 van and I have just seen another thread with a long list of suggestions, I have just literally got hold of some heavy-duty wipes and wiped all around the wheel - wipes were black - don't think it's ever been done! Seems a lot better and will go back later to see if it's dried non-tacky!

That’s what I was going to suggest, I suspect they rarely get cleaned

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I brought this subject up a while back as I suspect did others, I suffer with mine mainly in the warmer months when it gets a bit clammy (I mean the steering wheel) tried various options and have removed a lot of dirt i think or maybe remnants of the wheel itself, never seems to get properly clean as if the muck is ingrained within the material and keeps on resurfacing.  I have looked at buying a leather cover that you stitch on yourself but unsure of the diameter/dimension to order on line.  In meantime have been using hand sanitising wipes as recommended by another member.
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Re: Steering Wheel - how best to paint?

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I have a stitched on leather one (easy to do), from custom steering on fleabay, been on years now and clean it now and then with a builders wipe :ok
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firetrader
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Re: Steering Wheel - how best to paint?

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Thanks for all of the replies , very helpful, thanks

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