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Saddle Soap possibly?

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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
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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.
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