How To - Steering Wheel Spoke Refurbishment

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How To - Steering Wheel Spoke Refurbishment

Post by Marlon » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:21 pm

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Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:12 pm
I re did mine last year with Matt black and then a special lacquer which gives a very similar feeling to the original finish, a soft/rubber finish.

It also seems to be holding up well.
This is were I went wrong, didn't apply a final lacquer coat. Will need to redo them as the plastikote is showing signs of wear.
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How To - Steering Wheel Spoke Refurbishment

Post by MrPT » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:03 am

srhutch wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:12 pm
I re did mine last year with Matt black and then a special lacquer which gives a very similar feeling to the original finish, a soft/rubber finish.

It also seems to be holding up well.
Where did you get the lacquer? I used plastic primer and satin black bumper paint, which seems to be very durable and looks the part but still doesn’t replicate the original texture.

Agreed removing the stuff is horrendous! I found wet and dry plus lots of water did the trick, but it took chuffing ages.
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How To - Steering Wheel Spoke Refurbishment

Post by Bing » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:12 am

srhutch wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:12 pm
I re did mine last year with Matt black and then a special lacquer which gives a very similar feeling to the original finish, a soft/rubber finish.

It also seems to be holding up well.
I need to speak to you about how you did all that as the ones I got have a white line along the edges where the paint hasn’t taken or has worn... my OCD won’t let me fit them like that :oops:
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How To - Steering Wheel Spoke Refurbishment

Post by ph001 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:36 am

I wonder if something like acetone would bring the old rubberised paint off easily? I don't think it would harm the plastic if it is a hard plastic.
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