Steering wheel restoration

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SAM. C.
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Steering wheel restoration

Post by SAM. C. » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:20 am

Hi All

Has anyone restored a steering wheel successfully? Mine is badly chipped and generally scabby. A professional restoration costs a fortune. Does anyone have any advice?

Thanks

Sam

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Re: Steering wheel restoration

Post by Haf-e » Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:25 pm

I've seen good articles on restoring them from the VW bug and bus crowds. Usually involved filling chips and cracks with an epoxy or other material and then grinding it smooth and painting. Or get a new one - EI had some new steering wheels from a Unimog which were very similar at a reasonable price.
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Re: Steering wheel restoration

Post by BobbyD » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:55 pm

There are articles on eastwood.com on steering wheel restoration... And then there is $99 for this https://expedition-imports.com/4064600203
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Post by VinceAtReal4x4s » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:19 pm

I can report from personal experience that having a softer plastic or rubber, etc. wheel makes a massive difference in a positive way. After you use one, going back to a hard wheel feels really horrible.
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Re: Steering wheel restoration

Post by TechMOGogy » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:07 am

I restored my Haflinger steering wheel a couple years ago.
Remove, sand, repaired cracks and chips with epoxy, sand and then painted with a 2k black paint
Turned out well but lots of work/time
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