Worn steering wheel repair

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Search for this question yielded results about replacing or re-wrapping the steering wheel. I'm curious about repair. Here's what I'm dealing with:

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Anyone found any solutions for repairing/painting/sealing rubbed out leather like this? At minimum I'd like to stop it from spreading.
 
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Search for this question yielded results about replacing or re-wrapping the steering wheel. I'm curious about repair. Here's what I'm dealing with:

Anyone found any solutions for repairing/painting/sealing rubbed out leather like this? At minimum I'd like to stop it from spreading.
Yes, you can definitely refinish this. Not sure how it will hold long-term, but:

Get #942 dye - this is brown steering wheel
Get some TriClean to prep leather. It's like mild acetone/etc but will make existing paint "sticky" and ready for a new coat. It will also clean it well.
Optionally get some clear coat with HiWear additive to supposedly make it last longer

This will cost you probably close to $100 shipped

I did use their products to completely repaint/dye car seats in my old BMW. It held up well. But steering wheel is another level of abuse. Also, what you have peeled is just a factory paint.

Other than that- if it's not smooth after TriClean - you can use some fine sandpaper to even it out. I would paint whole thing. So, mask appropriately and go ahead.

I would do that for my wheel but I have far more damage to leather so I opted for a new leather.
 
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Thank you katit!! Exactly what I was hoping for.

Once I finish I may update this thread in case anyone else is dealing with this issue.
 
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I used this. It has lasted really well for the last six months or so.

 
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Also it looks like Dye #2133 may be what I need (06' LX).
#2133 looks like light color (not trim color)
Anyways. I gave you color they matched for my 2001. In my case - I sent them piece of leather to match and they told me to try
#942 - brown (steering wheel)
#88 - taupe (seats)

Yours might differ.. Also I have late steering wheel (from 2002+?) with buttons and it's same color leather but no perforation, see last page of topic in my sig.
 
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You need smallest amount and you will use maybe 1oz of it :(
Also, smallest amount of ClearBase with WEAR additive (optional but I would)
Also, smallest amount of clean/prep
 
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I had Dallas Custom Steering Wheel recover mine a few years back. Great work that has lasted. Highly recommended.
I also had mine done by Dallas Custom. And I had my Supra wheel done in Alcantara by them.

IMO, if you want something that lasts more than a few years, your money is best spent on a professional recover (or one of the ebay wheels). A good recover will look and feel absolutely showroom new and will last another 10-15 years. The dyes and repair kits are fine for very superficial fixes for a temporary period, but if it costs close to $100 and takes a bit of craftsmanship to do well, I'd really suggest considering the full recover.
 
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Touched it up this morning. By no means a professional job, but I'm actually very pleased with the result. The new paint is slightly lighter than the original, but it's really not noticeable and the pictures exaggerate the difference.

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One of my 80's needed a refresh on the steering wheel and shifter. Spoke with Dallas and Craft Customs. Went with the latter based on turnaround time and price.

The quality of the work was excellent.


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Went ahead and just painted the rest of it to match.
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Fair warning to anyone who uses the trip clean prep cleaner, be careful with where you use it. I had some faint over spray on the black instrument cluster that houses my vent/mirror/RSCA controls. Put some triclean on a rag to wipe off and it started to pull the white paint off the buttons. Luckily I noticed it before I did any real damage.
 
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