Gm Steering Wheel Sticky - Page 2 - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Hotrodding Basics
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 07-13-2008, 12:04 PM
Registered User
Last wiki edit: How to title a hot rod Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: West Virginia
Age: 27
Posts: 3,394
Wiki Edits: 8

Thanks: 18
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Saddle Soap possibly?


Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 07-13-2008, 09:08 PM
Registered User
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: North Dakota
Age: 42
Posts: 32
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I use Sprayaway glass cleaner on my 79 K10. Its ammonia free, tried it after nothing else seemed to work. After the truck sits awhile it comes back thou.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 07-28-2009, 07:24 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 1
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have a 69 camaro that has been setting in the sun uncovered for ten years. The Steering wheel was so bad it was dripping in the seat. I took it off and placed it in a rubber made for 48 hours with dawn soap. I changed the water once and rubbed the wheel with a cloth. All the bubbles where gone and most of the sticky. After that I used a product called hydrasol made by Polywater. This product is made for removing petroleum_based filling greases from Telecommunications cables equipment and tools. My wife loved the smell of it so much she did most of the rubbing. Took about 10 mins but wife stopped after 20. This is good stuff I have also used it to remove the sticky left from window tint.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 07-28-2009, 07:30 PM
302 Z28's Avatar  
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2003
Location: North Texas
Posts: 10,940
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 119 Times in 100 Posts
It is the plasticizer that is added to whatever the wheel is made of to keep it from drying out. Some plastic wheels also have an additive to simulate a hard rubber.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 07-28-2009, 08:51 PM
cobalt327's Avatar
Last wiki edit: Intake manifold
Last journal entry: 1980 Malibu Wagon
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 5,031
Wiki Edits: 1616

Thanks: 128
Thanked 616 Times in 565 Posts
3-M Cleaner No. 08984

Originally Posted by pasadenahotrod
Then I got some 3M Adhesive remover (don't remember the number). Had that honey-coated creepy wheel clean and tack free in just an hour or two. Drove the truck for another 2 years and never had to repeat the application even during the summer heat here in Houston.
Ditto! There are a couple other polar solvents that will remove the goo, but they are much more likely to damage other plastic finishes if accidentally applied to the wrong surface.

The can looks like:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Adhesive Cleaner Degreaser #08984 001.jpg
Views:	1675
Size:	108.4 KB
ID:	39698  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 02-29-2012, 12:15 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
3M works

I just wanted to say thank you for the suggestion of the 3M Adhesive Cleaner, it saved my Z28 "Rope" steering wheel. It took about three hours of cleaning with a brass brush, dishwashing detergent and then the 3M, but it really worked well and saved me $$ over replacing. Bonus - I maintain my original steering wheel
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 03-01-2012, 07:40 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Mo
Posts: 152
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
I had a 74 chevy pu with this problem, when I threatened to buy a new steering wheel my wife cleaned the old one with rubbing alcohol. It worked and the problem never returned.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodding Basics posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gear indicator and steering wheel. kringold General Rodding Tech 5 04-29-2007 05:58 AM
37 Ford Pulling Steering Wheel 37FordCoupe Suspension - Brakes - Steering 12 01-28-2007 04:25 PM
Early Ford Wire Wheel Tech wheelkid General Rodding Tech 1 06-02-2006 12:15 AM
Replacing steering wheel? hcker2000 Interior 5 02-07-2005 12:40 AM
To build own steering wheel or not neil madsen Interior 16 03-07-2003 01:30 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:12 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.