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Old 09-25-2013, 12:21 PM
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Painting leather wrap steering wheel

I have a tan leather wrap Lecara steering wheel where the tan color is wearing away. Its about 15yr old.

Any ideas on how to make it look better. Leather paint/stain maybe? and where to buy the stuff. Or. . . just spend $300 for a new wheel !!
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Easy fix. Get some SEM Classic Coat in an aerosol spray can, some SEM Soap, some SEM Plastic/leather prep, some gray Scotchbrite pads, and follow the instructions here: Classic Coat DO NOT DEVIATE FROM THE INSTRUCTIONS OR USE ANYTHING BUT THE SEM PRODUCTS. This is not difficult at all. Your steering wheel will look brand new.
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You can buy that wheel for $160.00 or ship to Lecarra and they will recover for a fee.
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Thanks guys. I did not know that Lecara could/would recover and that might be an option.

However, if I just restain the existing one, it gets the wheel looking adequate until I decide on a new style either banjo or sprint car
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X2 on the SEM products!
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I like a leather paint called Leather Refinish. I comes in many colors and can be mixed. And be sure to use the prep. After it has dried a few hours use Tenderly to soften the surface up a bit.
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I had the same problem with a leather wrapped wheel; but it was blue and I had to change it to the car color which was yellow. I took the color chip of the car and went to a auto body supply shop and said I wanted to dye the wheel to the new color. They said "no problem" and made me a can of spray which was nothing more than a dye. The color has remained (yellow) for almost 15 years with no dis-colorization of any kind. It penetrated the leather and didn't make it hard or brittle.
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