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Old 05-25-2009, 11:15:57 AM
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Is there any way to kinda get rid of the black getting all over your hands? Someone suggested that maybe putting go jo on the black and letting it soak in may make it better? Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.
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I have only done one like that.

I used lacquer thinner and a lot of clean rags. just keep scrubbing till it is gone.

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Default Re: Black weathered steering wheel?

I clean the worst of the old weathered outer layer off same as above then spray it many coats with a can of "appliance black" paint . Works for me.
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Default Re: Black weathered steering wheel?

Wear a pair of leather gloves. In time, they'll "polish" the steering wheel off for ya.
It's the oxydation from exposure to the elements that's getting all over your hands.

I bet the lacquer thinner'd work great too!
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Default Re: Black weathered steering wheel?

I had good luck painting steering wheels with a good Black Paint.
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heres what my wife does.. She dont like getting black on her hands..
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Default Re: Black weathered steering wheel?

Paint SOAKING might do the trick.......I never had lasting results with spray paint........ ........so I use gloves too.
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Yeah, Funny. I like that idea of polishing with the gloves but I am not using it on a daily basis. It gets used occasionally and would like to dress it up for show.
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Default Re: Black weathered steering wheel?

George, another idea I have heard is to use sandpaper to buff most of the oxidized junk off and then get a can of the tool grip maker (?). You use it to dip tools in to give them a rubberized handle. You can dump some in a pan and then run the steering wheel around while the pan in under it and coat the wheel. Go away for a couple hours then come back to see if it worked!
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One fellow recently suggested urethane...anyone try that yet?
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Default Re: Black weathered steering wheel?

George:

Most old steering wheels were made of hard rubber. I've never tried it but it seems that something like "Westley's" white wall tire cleaner would work to remove the dead layer of rubber. It comes in a squirt bottle and you can get it at auto parts stores. Couldn't hurt, anyway.

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Default Re: Black weathered steering wheel?

Do it yourself or send it off to Minn_Kota to be fixed like a new one.

http://www.minnkotarepair.com/

What I've done on some is sand off the oxidized stuff, vee out cracks and then built it up and fill cracks with PC7 expoxy repair putty. You can use other epoxies too but the PC7 is a putty and doesn't shrink as much or run off as bad plus it also dries a grayish black color. Then sand it down smooth again and prime with some polyester primer. A good epoxy or polyester color paint made for plastics works well over the primer. Then put on a acrylic clear coat if you want but if leaving it in the sun that stuff can yellow some.
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