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Old 06-02-2005, 05:25 AM
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Dyeing factory steering wheel?

Has anyone here SUCCESSFULLY dyed a GM factory steering wheel? Specifically a '77-'81 Z-28 "Rope" steering wheel. I bought a maroon one to match the dash and column in my Monte Carlo but have since decided GM made a gross error by using maroon for the dash and carpet. Some maroons and reds go really good together, these ain't the ones . This is a bright red car with white interior, I think a black dash and carpet would look much better. I got a really good buy on this wheel because it wasn't a popular color and the original plan was to use it as is with my maroon dash and column, however those would look better in black. The black versions are bringing some pretty fair cash and this wheel is cherry so I rather use it if I can. I know I can color it BUT I don't know what to use so it won't rub off.

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Check Eastwoods web page or catalog, they carry several dyes that may work for you, also check Hemmings Mortor News, several companies offer the dye an/or service.
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Check Eastwoods web page or catalog, they carry several dyes that may work for you, also check Hemmings Mortor News, several companies offer the dye an/or service.
Thanks for the info but I lucked out this morning, I asked a guy I work with about it. He's tried the dye's and said they eventually wear through but he is restoring a '69 Camaro RS/SS BB Convertible and someone had installed a black '81 Z-28 wheel in it. He's replacing it with the correct wheel for the '69 and said he'd make me a deal on the Z wheel.
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I've used SEM ColorCoat rattle-can spray paint on a repaired steering wheel. Gave a glossy sheen and has lasted a year without any problems. Found it at an auto paint store.
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