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Old 04-03-2017, 04:01 PM   #1
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what's the best way to treat the steering wheel leather?

the left side of my steering wheel is getting nasty looking on the leather...i assume it's from the sun since i can't tint my front windows in *** backwards NJ.

any ideas?
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Buy a cool cover

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nah why do that when it's sweet leather? lol does yours look like that? my poor cars only 4 years old, oy
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No, but I wanted a thicker grip. And my cover is nicer feeling leather

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Maguire's makes a leather cleaner/protectant that I use on my bike seat and the seats of my car. I haven't used it on the steering wheel yet but I'd bet it would help.

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hmm I wonder. if it's like a sealant and protectant that would be good too. i use a sun screen thing in the summers but it still gets in the side
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Lexol 907 Leather Care Kit, 8-oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005H7DRQA..._ZXW4yb7M5P56Z

just ordered this little pack. forgot I had an amazon credit so it cost me nothing. even so, 11 bucks isn't bad. I'm gonna try it out. hope it restores it! don't want my poor car looking old as hell already 🙁
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Did you rub right through the leather?


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My stang started doing that a bit around the 4 year mark as well. However, it was only on the top right corner where I grabbed it the most. I have usually been careful to drive with clean hands, however I did regularly use Maguire's leather cleaner/conditioner...and I think me rubbing too hard, is what rubbed it off.

However, with the recent airbag recall, I had my dealer replace the steering wheel leather as well, so mine is brand new again. Forgot how dull/matte they were new! Looking at your photo, it reminded me again, since I can see how shiny the leather got.

Either way, I hope my input helped!
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two lane blacktop and palm sweat......

well, that's what I do with my base model that came with the hard plastic that I wrapped in friction tape (with contrasting centering stripe!)
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the thing Is I don't even hold the wheel there. if I'm doing one handed it's like around 11, but mainly I drive chill and hold it on the bottom left rung with my elbows in my lap. I never hold it at the side, so it has to be from uv
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It's not from the Sun it's from the oils in your dirty hands, Use leather cleaner to deep clean the filth out and then condition it with your favorite product.
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I ride regularly use a variety of leather care materials on my saddles and tack. Google "saddle and tack care" and you'll find a number of sites offering good materials. Be careful of leather polish - it's for usually used for show appearance, and will make your wheel a bit slippery when you first put it on. Whatever you use, wipe it off completely for the same reason.
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It's not from the Sun it's from the oils in your dirty hands, Use leather cleaner to deep clean the filth out and then condition it with your favorite product.
don't know about that, seeing as like i said above, i never touch that area. at all. the areas i DO touch are completely fine. so i really doubt it's from my hands. i'm sure maybe it could be a mixture, but i'm sure it's from UV rays just banging down on the leather. it's on the side t hat's completely open, whereas my windshield is always covered.
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yeah just make sure when you clean it you get all the residue off I'm not sure which one I've been using I think meguiars the one that cleans, shines, and protects and I've left a little too much on the steering wheel and had it slide out of my hand luckily it was at low speeds and with no traffic.
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don't know about that, seeing as like i said above, i never touch that area. at all. the areas i DO touch are completely fine. so i really doubt it's from my hands. i'm sure maybe it could be a mixture, but i'm sure it's from UV rays just banging down on the leather. it's on the side t hat's completely open, whereas my windshield is always covered.
Maybe your wife has been sneaking it out behind your back.


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don't know about that, seeing as like i said above, i never touch that area. at all. the areas i DO touch are completely fine. so i really doubt it's from my hands. i'm sure maybe it could be a mixture, but i'm sure it's from UV rays just banging down on the leather. it's on the side t hat's completely open, whereas my windshield is always covered.
I do believe all windshields and windows block uv rays anymore. Though I could be wrong.

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then I've got no idea why it did it. but i never ever hold the wheel at that spot.
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so i used the stuff I got really quick and it removed that nasty stuff on the side. woo!
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Prepare to never look at a car the same way again, primarily that right now may be the cleanest your car will ever be.

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