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Old 09-10-2003, 07:09 PM
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steering wheel resto?

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i have a original steering wheel from my 78 T/A and all the rubber coating sealer stuff is peeling off and it looks like crap. can the sealer be sanded off lightly and is there any type of new spay on sealer i could use to bring this thing back to life. it is real bad. any feedback helps. thanks
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Old 09-10-2003, 07:52 PM
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Not really sure what the wheel looks like without seeing it but you may be able to get a rattle can of spray on bedliner and mayber recover it with that. I am assuming you want to keep the stock wheel. You might also want to check on EBay and see if you can find a replacement. Just a couple of suggestions.

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Old 09-10-2003, 08:04 PM
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i wanna keep it original. and replacements are kinda expensive. i wanna try to save it. iwas gonna use a wheel wrap but i would rather not. do they make a wheel resto kit thats sold in stores?
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Old 09-10-2003, 08:42 PM
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You won't find anything to save the foam, its simply not made. Your choices are the spendy replacment or Ebay, bursted your bubble didn't I?

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Old 09-11-2003, 09:27 AM
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the foam is fine. i need to redo the protective coating. its peeling off.
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Old 09-11-2003, 10:14 PM
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Just thought up an odd idea. how about a learge can of that Vicum(sp?) dip coating? You know that stuff you use to coat the handles of pliers and other tools. dip the whole wheel then cut off what you don't want. Comes in a bunch of colors (you might be able to mix a few to get a closer color to the one you want) and its rather cheap.
The only draw back might be that its a little rubbery and not smooth and slippery like the the wheel was origionaly.
Dumb idea but your running out of options about now.
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Old 09-11-2003, 11:51 PM
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Go to a pick a part and you might get one for about 10.00 bucks

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Old 09-12-2003, 08:31 AM
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thanks for the feedback. where can i find some of that vicum stuff. that might be my only option now. i cant find the replacement for this wheel because it has the gold spokes instead of the silver ones that came on regular T/As. this is a special edition car.
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Old 09-15-2003, 10:50 AM
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i cant find the replacement for this wheel because it has the gold spokes instead of the silver ones that came on regular T/As. this is a special edition car.
I was thinking about your dilemma, here is an idea. Go get a stock wheel. I assume the spokes are the same. Take your original wheel with you to the plater and see if they can match the finish. You'd probably get a better plating job and you'd have a restored wheel. Just a thought.

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Old 09-15-2003, 10:54 AM
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Could take it to a trim shop and have them sew up a real leather covering. Pricey but will be better even than a brand new reproduction.
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Old 09-15-2003, 12:38 PM
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thanks for the feedback guys. does anyone know roughly how much a shop would charge for new leather? an new wheel will run me 200 bucks! little pricey for only a simple wheel.
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