How To - Steering Wheel Spoke Refurbishment

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Re: How To - Steering Wheel Spoke Refurbishment

Post by Grwilliams23 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:59 pm

sk93 wrote:
Grwilliams23 wrote:Has anyone else done this refurb? I used plastidip and the results were fantastic...until a recent heatwave ( rare in Swales!)! It had a shrinking effect; and peeled off around the edges.

Just wondering if anyone has used a different product and how it has stood up to regular use?
Paint or plastidip still I believe.

I use plastidip and I get about a year out of it before it tears / wears through.
I used plastidip this time and after the heat it lasted a week. Think I'm going to try a Matt black spray this time around and see how it goes.

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Post by srhutch » Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:07 pm

Paint will last much longer than plastidip. If you weren't in contact with the spokes all the time then it would be fine, but paint will be better.
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Re: How To - Steering Wheel Spoke Refurbishment

Post by Buzz » Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:44 am

Hello,
The link for removing the air bag has gone stale. Any other suggestions on where to get this step? Also, any reprogramming peculiarities to know about after reconnecting the battery?
Thanks!

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Post by craigdm » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:53 am

Sorry Buzz I can't help you, but I'm surprised someone hasn't passed through and commented recently.

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Post by srhutch » Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:20 pm

Buzz wrote:Hello,
The link for removing the air bag has gone stale. Any other suggestions on where to get this step? Also, any reprogramming peculiarities to know about after reconnecting the battery?
Thanks!
Just disconnect your battery and leave for 30 minutes or so for any charge to clear.

Then insert a screwdriver through the holes on either side of the steering wheel to press on the spring clip which will release each side in turn.
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Re: How To - Steering Wheel Spoke Refurbishment

Post by Buzz » Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:30 pm

Thanks very much. I found a video on YouTube that showed what you have said. This was a good afternoon project and the wheel looks much better. I highly recommend it.

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How To - Steering Wheel Spoke Refurbishment

Post by carl2990 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:56 am

I've started painting the back parts of the steering spokes, gives me some room for error before trying it on the visible front parts!

A few images below show the original, then painted with Plasti-kote matte black. the problem with this is even after drying the final layer is very soft and is easy to scratch.

The last image is sprayed with Plasti-kote satin clear coat, altough it doesn't look as good, it's much more resilient
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How To - Steering Wheel Spoke Refurbishment

Post by midlifestage2 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:16 am

Bing wrote:Great write-up srhutch :thumbsup:

Time & delivery of goods permitting I'll do mine next weekend and post some pics for those of us with flappy paddles...

EDIT - I also use mine daily so can report back on wear as and when :driving:
I will look forward to this , myself also being lazy in the left hand and leg department :D

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How To - Steering Wheel Spoke Refurbishment

Post by Snowman » Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:24 pm

I'm thinking of doing the same refurbishment to my steering wheel since it does not match the rest of the car..
However has anyone found a way to do this that actually lasts?
I dont really see the point in doing this if the new paint will just peel off the first time the temperature gets above 20degrees celsius..

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Post by srhutch » Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:20 pm

Normal paint works fine, it's just Plastidip that doesn't
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Post by Snowman » Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:39 pm

srhutch wrote:Normal paint works fine, it's just Plastidip that doesn't
Oh okay thanks for the reply!
Do i have to use a specific paint for plastics?
Or any plastic primer?

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How To - Steering Wheel Spoke Refurbishment

Post by Snowman » Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:28 pm

Snowman wrote:
srhutch wrote:Normal paint works fine, it's just Plastidip that doesn't
Oh okay thanks for the reply!
Do i have to use a specific paint for plastics?
Or any plastic primer?
Has anyone else repainted the covers with paint?
If so, did you use any specific plastic paint or just one layer of regular paint?
What about clearcoat?

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How To - Steering Wheel Spoke Refurbishment

Post by Argenta » Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:17 pm

Great guide!
I'm painting mine satin black for the alcantara wheel.

Has anybody managed to get ALL buttons off before painting..?
Would make things easier.

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