DIY Car Detailing | How to Repair a worn steering wheel!

     Today we are showing you how you can  repair your worn steering wheel.  Steering Wheel’s are exposed to constant sunlight and heat causing them to break down over time.  On top of sunlight and heat, we also introduce oils, lotions, and all sorts of other things from our hands to the steering wheel which can cause it to wear down over time.   If your steering wheel is bad yet, you can normally clean it off and you will want to keep it protected.  We recommend using:

Chemical Guys Total Interior:

This product safely cleans and protects in one step.  Here is an excerpt from the product description: (for dirtier interiors, we recommend a more aggressive cleaner.)

Total Interior Cleaner & Protectant is unique because it cleans, protects, and disinfects virtually any surface. Clean seats, dashboards, carpets, fabrics, metal, clear plastic, navigation screens, glass, windshields, door panels, wood dashboard trim, and more with Total Interior Cleaner. Chemical Guys chemists blended Total Interior Cleaner with UV blockers and protectants to shield against harsh UV rays that cause interior materials to fade, discolor, and crack. Treat interiors with Total Interior Cleaner & Protectant regularly to keep car interiors fresh, clean, and looking and feel like new for years to come. Cars that are in good shape maintain their value and garner a higher resale price down the line.

We Do not recommend using this on your windows and certain ingredients can negatively  impact any tint that may be on the windows.  We always recommend cleaning your windows with nothing more than water and a good microfiber towel like this one:


1000 grit sandpaper:

Gorilla Glue Gel as a Sealer:

Dupli-Color Flat Black Vinyl + Fabric Paint:

SEM Plastic and Leather Prep:

***Use this to clean after each time you sand, and before you paint.

MicroFiber Towels to use to wipe down:

Step 1: Clean damaged area using SEM Plastic and Leather Prep:

Step 2: Lightly sand the are to a smooth finish using 1000 grit sandpaper:

Step 3: Clean and Inspect

Step 4: Seal and spots that feel slight rough or soft using Gorilla Glue Gel as a Sealer:  This will help that paint/dye to have a consistent finish across the entire repair area.

Step 5: Lightly sand the spots that were resealed to a smooth finish.

Step 6: Clean again to prep for paint.

Step 7: Tape off area to prevent overspray

Step 8: Light spray the area with Dupli-Color Flat Black Vinyl + Fabric Paint:

Step 9: Let dry and inspect

Step 10: Re coat if needed.


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