Suede Steering Wheel Wrap - Regret

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Post by Adil_3 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:03 pm

So to get started, managed to do a suede steering wheel wrap after buying a kit off Ali express. Spent two days stitching it together and all I can say it although it felt amazing on touch and great on the looks. I couldn't keep it on, there were loose bits and bobs and my stitching wasn't great. it was just annoying and me being a perfectionist boy was it difficult. So ama put it out there don't bother unless your paying for it professionally done. tried and tested! and no i didn't take the steering wheel off.
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Post by bladeowner » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:08 pm

My artificial leather one is coming up 1 year old and is holding up well. Still pleased with mine.
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Post by R.E92 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:39 am

If you're a perfectionist then send the wheel to Royal Steering Wheels (http://royalsteeringwheels.com/)

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Post by 2009CAZ4 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:16 pm

Anyone have peeling "aluminum" trim? all the metal pieces edges are starting to peel away and I get my fingers caught.

I was gonna start a thread for it but haven't gotten around to it yet.

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Post by Player 1 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:06 am

Just send it off to Jack at Royal Steering Wheels, they've done a few for me now and been brilliant every time. For roughly £120 I don't see how any sort of diy retrim can work out cheaper when time is factored in.

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Post by SteveSmith » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:17 am

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Post by Adil_3 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:12 am

Jack from royal steering wheels here i come 😂

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Post by Player 1 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:41 pm

Certainly well worth it :thumbsup:

Though make sure you really want an Alcantara/Suede wheel before ordering it, my experience of them is that they wear much faster than leather because they're really designed for use in race cars where you always wear gloves, stopping the material from absorbing the oils in your hands.

That said, they are nice when new :D
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Post by Nick9one1 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:09 pm

2009CAZ4 wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:16 pm
Anyone have peeling "aluminum" trim? all the metal pieces edges are starting to peel away and I get my fingers caught.

I was gonna start a thread for it but haven't gotten around to it yet.
Yep, thats happening to me.
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Post by R.E92 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:32 pm

I had an alcantara wrap on my wheel for three years. It was great when new but required regular cleaning and started to look flat after a couple of years.

I had it re-wrapped in leather and I'm much happier.

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Post by Nick9one1 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:27 pm

Nick9one1 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:09 pm
2009CAZ4 wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:16 pm
Anyone have peeling "aluminum" trim? all the metal pieces edges are starting to peel away and I get my fingers caught.

I was gonna start a thread for it but haven't gotten around to it yet.
Yep, thats happening to me.
I just found this post about wrapping the chrome trim in alcantara. I might give it a go in an attempt to hide the flaking edges.

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Post by Truth » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:10 pm

Alcantara wears fast but if it’s a weekend car like mine with limited use it will last and with proper care which jack sent me links for after purchase should keep it looking great. As it does now. Was guna spray all the trim and buttons but not guna cheap out and just buy new trims and buttons.
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Post by Nick9one1 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:57 pm

Truth wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:10 pm
Alcantara wears fast but if it’s a weekend car like mine with limited use it will last and with proper care which jack sent me links for after purchase should keep it looking great. As it does now. Was guna spray all the trim and buttons but not guna cheap out and just buy new trims and buttons.
3M DiNoc might be a good option for you to try? - It would match the carbon effect dash inserts on the e85 quite well.

Heard loads of good stuff about it.
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Post by Truth » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:12 am

Cheers but I think I’ll give it a miss.
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