Repair steering wheel cover


#1

I have some deep scuffs on my steering wheel.

It is some kind of vinyl.

Tried black shoe polish.

Any ideas ?


#2

My first suggestion would be to wear nitrile gloves while driving…
:smirk:


#3

buy a cover for it at any chain auto parts store. $10 or so


#4

Or if you want it to look factory, take it to an automotive upholsterer. They’ll either match the original material, or put whatever material (i.e., leather) you ask for on there.


#5

Either that or re-spray it with the matching SEM leather and vinyl coating. The only place I found all the colors is Atrim in OK but you have to buy the color chips in order to match the color. Works like a flexible paint.


#6

I had great result resurfacing worn leather cover on a steering wheel with Angelus Direct leather paint. It goes on with an inexpensive artist brush, in 4-5 thin layers, then you seal it with a matte finish and no way you will tell it from the original leather dye.

Originally it is intended to be used on leather shoes, and I tried it on old worn leather shoes I liked for great fit, but dye was worn completely. They held up for a year, so I bet it is quite durable, so getting a “new old car” in with damaged leather steering wheel cover I decided to give a try. So far - quite good.

They have instructions on their site.


#7

Thanks for all the good ideas except for VDOHDriver.

Guess freebasing nitrile gloves will do that. :slight_smile:


#8

Who the heck is that?


#9

Part of the humor.


#10

I ended up getting a steering wheel cover.

Did not want to mess with painting on a vinyl coating and then a clear coat.