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Old 28th May 2012, 11:03 PM
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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.
I can definitely say that the original wheels weren't leather; more likely a type of high density foam, with maybe a thin veneer of another material over the top?

What about using Dubbin??

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubbin
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Old 6th April 2013, 08:48 PM
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According to the manual, you're supposed to clean the steering wheel and gear selector with, "MB Auto-shampoo, Neutralized Dish-washing Detergent or Soft Detergent. Wipe with a cloth moistened in luke warm solution. No scouring agents must be used".
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87 560L#2020 (Dora 2)
87 560L #9987
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Old 7th April 2013, 08:42 AM
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According to the manual, you're supposed to clean the steering wheel and gear selector with, "MB Auto-shampoo, Neutralized Dish-washing Detergent or Soft Detergent. Wipe with a cloth moistened in luke warm solution. No scouring agents must be used".
Mark, somebody queried Dubbin - it may have been E200K (God Bless him, where is he ), and I think Dubbin is okay, but it stays sticky for a long time and does not feel nice on your hands. Honestly, I reckon saddle soap to start off with, and after that you can use ANY hand creme, even Sorbolene, or anything at all that's got some sort of fat or moistening qualities. When I bought the 420SEL, the steering wheel was dry and not nice to the touch. Several applications have done wonders for the feel of the wheel now. On GB, I have used hand creme for years and the wheel is almost like new. Regards Styria
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Old 7th April 2013, 03:37 PM
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Question for you guys could I use saddle soap to clean the leather seats & steering wheel in the 300SE?
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You could Tim but go gently and don't rub too hard in case you damage the surface of the leather. Afterwards, you need to moisturise the leather.
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Old 8th April 2013, 10:56 AM
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Okay Brian thank you.
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Old 8th April 2013, 05:09 PM
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Yes you can use Saddle Soap. Apply it liberally with a wet and very soapy cloth, keep on rubbing it in for a minute or two, and let dry. If you want to give it every chance initially, repeat the process. After it's dried to a whitish haze, wipe with soft, wet cloth and let dry for a couple of hours. After that, you can soft polish it with a rag, and maybe then get your mother's hand creame, put on liberally and leave overnight. Next day wipe clean and start driving the car. Repeat that process every once in a while, even if you only put on the handcreme. That's all I ever do - sometimes my hands get very dry, so I might use some Nivea Creme, and work the excess into the steering wheel.

I know it all works, and it costs no more than practically free dollars. Regards Styria
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Old 8th April 2013, 05:20 PM
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And Styria has the most beautiful hands you will ever see!!!!!
Except when he's been in the POR 15.
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and styria has the most beautiful hands you will ever see!!!!!
Except when he's been in the por 15.
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Old 9th April 2013, 06:19 AM
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Well you nasty little creatures - my hands are beautiful Workers Hands, calouses and all, but the women have always commented upon them in the most favourable of terms....full of feel...full of....there you go. Regards Styria

N.B. ...it's not grease either - I thought I'd beat you little nasties to that one !
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Finally found the steering wheel thread and might try some of the suggestions.... I still don't know what they're made of, but I guess it doesn't matter if they look and feel good after the treatment.
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And just to link all the info together here's the other thread:

http://www.topklasse.net.au/forums/s...ead.php?t=5350
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88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
88 420L#2477-P
87 560L#2020 (Dora 2)
87 560L #9987
87 420L#4309-P
87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora 1)
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Old 31st July 2014, 11:18 AM
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Not a good review so I'm beginning to think Leatherique is the wrong product for my wheel:

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=421338
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78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
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Old 1st August 2014, 03:55 AM
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Mark, with using any ordinary hand creme, or leather conditioner or whatever. Good results are not necessarily instant - it can take a number of applications to achieve improvement - say, every time you get into the car to drive it - put the creme on the palm of your hands and just work creme into the wheel from side to side. Also, leave cars in the sun to build up internal heat - every little bit helps, and the more often you do it, the better the results.

Say, start off by cleaning the wheel with Saddle Soap - use a wet sponge, and apply to wheel. Let dry and wipe off residue with soft cloth. Repeat the process a couple of times. You could then also apply Malco Leather Conditioner, leave car in the sun to build up internal heat, and then wipe off - say, the next day. It is only repeated applications that will achieve the results you are looking for.

Incidentally, the Malco Conditioner I buy for $42.00, large bottle, which is a reasonable price considering quantity. I could send a bottle down to you, if you like. I am hoping to build up some sort of distributor ship for of that Company's product, but I would have to buy quantity which I am not able to do at the moment. Regards styria

N.B. Just checked size of Conditioner bottle - 942 mil, almost a litre, so it is quite large, being the right size for all of them 6.9 gracing your premises !

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Not a good review so I'm beginning to think Leatherique is the wrong product for my wheel:

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=421338
Leatherique steering wheel reapir system works only as well as the operator. It requires skill and the end result is limited by the lack of expertise of the operator - and that certainly looks to be the case in the example referred to.
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