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      07-19-2018, 09:20 PM   #1
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Took finish off steering wheel

Damnit.

Went to clean my steering wheel with some Adam's Leather and Interior Cleaner (which is great, by the way), but was too aggressive and took a small patch of the finish off my M sport steering wheel.

Son of a.... I should have just used water. Not the fault of Adam's by any stretch - MY FAULT.

Any remedies to this?

So disappointed right now....
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      07-19-2018, 09:29 PM   #2
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Damnit.

Went to clean my steering wheel with some Adam's Leather and Interior Cleaner (which is great, by the way), but was too aggressive and took a small patch of the finish off my M sport steering wheel.

Son of a.... I should have just used water. Not the fault of Adam's by any stretch - MY FAULT.

Any remedies to this?

So disappointed right now....
See if there's a steering wheel refinishing place that your dealer can recommend.

Luckily I was able to get my steering wheel refinished for an affordable price and it looked/looks as good as new!

Of course, this is only if the patch is bothering you that much!Good luck man
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Thanks, that's a good idea. There is a Fibrenew franchise where I live, so I've reached out to them and will see what they say.

Out of curiosity, I had a look at what a new wheel would cost. Yeeeouch!
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Leatherique has a steering wheel restoration kit:
http://www.leatherique.com/steering-wheels.html

If you Google it you''ll see a video & other links with folks sharing info.
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Interesting. Thanks John. Certainly an option. I have a quote from my local Fibrenew franchise for about CDN$110, which is very reasonable. Iím willing to bet he will be much more thorough and careful than I using the Leatherique, but as I say itís certainly an option.
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Always test on a small unseen area and in the future always start with the least aggressive approach and move forward accordingly.

I have found a damp microfiber towel works really well on the steering wheel to remove oils/grease and make it look brand new. No chemicals required.

Hopefully the refinish will bring the wheel back to your standards!

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Just following up on this.

I had my local Fibrenew franchise come out and fix the steering wheel. They repainted it and re-coated the entire wheel. I'd say it came out quite nice. Pics below.



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Just following up on this.

I had my local Fibrenew franchise come out and fix the steering wheel. They repainted it and re-coated the entire wheel. I'd say it came out quite nice. Pics below.



That's really helpful. I have a similar issue with my wheel. I'm going to contact my local fibrenew company. Thanks!
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Just had my steering wheel refinished my local Fibrenew. It came out perfect. Below are some before and after pics.
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