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Old 10-06-2004, 12:18 PM
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fix cracks in plastic steering wheel?

how or what do you use to repair steering wheels? It is an original steering wheel from a 51 mercury, it is some type of black plastic type stuff. It has a few small cracks down to the metal. What can be used to repair this or can it even be fixed? A new original one is just way to much and i dont want to put an aftermarket one on there. thanks

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Old 10-06-2004, 02:18 PM
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HEY 66: I had a similar problem with a steering wheel in my 1954 Chrysler. I purchased a rebuild kit from Eastwood and it worked great and was simple to use. Would make a good wintertime project WWW.eastwoodcompany.com GOOD LUCK...DAVE
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Old 10-06-2004, 06:15 PM
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You can fill the cracks with a good quality epoxy, sand it smooth and paint it.
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I use JBweld

Works great, lasts forever. Then I paint it to match the interior.
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Thanks Project66, I had the exact same question!

So, what kind of paint do you use? Like the same stuf for the exterior of the car, or just rattle-can paint? I don't want it rubbing off!
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Old 10-08-2004, 06:11 AM
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thanks for the info, i will give one of them a try and let you know how it comes out
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Go see my Project Journal. I used epoxy putty I got from the Por15 folks (same as Eastwood's) and it worked great.
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