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Old 26th May 2012, 09:24 PM
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I just bought a new steering wheel for Red Bull to replace the W126 unit with the loose grip at the top and bottom. For $100 it's in very good condition but it was in dire need of some TLC. After a wash with some mild detergent, I'm letting it dry out. Once dried I'd like to coat it with something to bring back the old lustre, soft touch and deep black (it's rather dried out looking). So.... what do I use apart from Amorall (which I refuse to use)? Silicon? Leather protector? Olive oil?
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Old 26th May 2012, 10:19 PM
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Leatherique sell a steering wheel kit you can use to re-dye your steering wheel, or you can use their rejuvenator oil and cleaner to clean and conditioning your steering wheel. I re-dyed mine and was quite happy with the results.
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Leatherique sell a steering wheel kit you can use to re-dye your steering wheel, or you can use their rejuvenator oil and cleaner to clean and conditioning your steering wheel. I re-dyed mine and was quite happy with the results.
Does re-dying it give it a 'brighter' black?
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Old 27th May 2012, 09:16 AM
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Does re-dying it give it a 'brighter' black?
LMAO!

it makes the old sunbleached black.................. New steering wheel black.

And yes, Leatherique from the makers of POR 15
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Old 28th May 2012, 07:55 AM
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What are the steering wheels made of? It's not leather or vinyl....

What about lanolin, or hand cream/moisturizer as a protectant? I remember Styria mentioning something similar?

Where can you get Leatherique? I've never seen it at Autobarn or Supercheap....
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Old 28th May 2012, 08:12 AM
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What are the steering wheels made of? It's not leather or vinyl....

What about lanolin, or hand cream/moisturizer as a protectant? I remember Styria mentioning something similar?

Where can you get Leatherique? I've never seen it at Autobarn or Supercheap....
Car Care Products sell it... http://www.carcareproducts.com.au/products/leatherique

Or you can try here... http://ppcco.com.au/leatherique.htm
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Hi Mark, all I ever use, and have used, are hand creams (Sorbolene) or any of them, and the steering wheel on GB is almost like new - even after all these years. You know, from time to time (regularly !) I use Malco Leather conditioner on the seats, and whilst I am at it, I put some on the palms of my hands and start driving the car, at the same time as I am working it in. But honestly, any hand creme will do........Regards Styria
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Sorbolene is great stuff, bulk bottles and cheap too.

I use it with my Sheep.....................
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Sorbolene is great stuff, bulk bottles and cheap too.

I use it with my Sheep.....................
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Sorbolene is great stuff, bulk bottles and cheap too.

I use it with my Sheep.....................
Wouldn't it make them slip out of your grip....?!?!?!?
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What? I care very well for my ewe's!

So when crutching the odd wooly i have left in the flock I paste their rear ends in Sorbolene!

Id actually forgotten about Styria's info but I did try it on the brown SE and it brought the wheel back nicely.
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Wouldn't it make them slip out of your grip....?!?!?!?
This.............. is why sheep handlers were invented.
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Hi Mark, all I ever use, and have used, are hand creams (Sorbolene) or any of them, and the steering wheel on GB is almost like new - even after all these years. You know, from time to time (regularly !) I use Malco Leather conditioner on the seats, and whilst I am at it, I put some on the palms of my hands and start driving the car, at the same time as I am working it in. But honestly, any hand creme will do........Regards Styria
Hi Styria, hope you're feeling fitter each day.

Funny stuff leather and loads of strong opinions on how to look after it. For example, I've heard people say never use hand conditioner on a steering wheel but you've just debunked that. I suppose it depends on the coating.
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Sorbolene's main ingredient is Lanolin which is an amazing substance used in more and more products these days.

I can tell you now when i've spent a few days shearing and crutching my hands are so damned soft its scary and the pigskin gloves i use outlast non lanolin coated pairs 10:1.

Lanolin is also the secret ingredient in the Inox range of spray lubes I keep crapping on about lol

A while ago Styria mentioned the sorbolene trick and I was a bit bored one day down the sheep shed so i grabbed a smidge and lathered my hands, lit a smoke and wandered over to the 450SE, Sat in it and massaged the goop into the wheel.

it went from grey n grungy to uniform and a darker colour with the grunge transferred to my hands lol.

I'll take a few pics tomorrow and post em
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