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    Default Steering wheel rejuvination.

    Hi all

    My steering wheel has started to degrade slightly - being a 7 year old car parked in the sun at work.

    Are there any suggestions for products to clean and protect it?

    Cheers

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    I just bought a steering wheel cover. Turns out I much prefer the thicker wheel.
    Can't help you otherwise sorry.
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    These steering wheels are fairly cheap. I would suggest finding a good condition one and replacing it

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    I put a Wheelskins cover on my old 380 (base plastic steering wheel), best cover out there by miles, see here: http://wheelskins.com/
    Less than $100 delivered and a wide range of colours & patterns to choose from.
    I've done three steering wheels now using these covers (380, Ford Laser, Hyundai i30), every one was top quality and looked almost factory once fitted.
    As ocnav says, it also gives you a nicely thicker steering wheel which feels really good in the hands.
    All three of the ones I fitted have lasted for many years with almost no wear, as long as you look after them.
    The only real downside is they are labour intensive to fit, each one took me about 2 hours, but then you get the satisfaction of a well done DIY.
    Now Mitsu-less for the first time in 29 years!

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    The basic Supercheap Leather-look Steering Wheel Cover is also nice. Its chunky, has a perforated leather look, fits very snugly to a Magna steering wheel, and its cheap.
    I've fitted them to a couple of my previous cars and have been happy with it.. even on a steering wheel where the grip is loose, you couldn't tell with it fitted.

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    Checked out the following thread if serious restoration is wanted/needed: http://www.aussiemagna.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=104554
    Current cars: My Ralliart, XC90, & TF Wagon
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    There's been brand new 380 leather steering wheels on ebay recently for $75. Might be worth checking if there's still some listed?

    Edit : $55pp http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mitsubish...item3aac119533
    Last edited by 6g75 Verada; 06-07-2015 at 01:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6g75 Verada View Post
    There's been brand new 380 leather steering wheels on ebay recently for $75. Might be worth checking if there's still some listed?

    Edit : $55pp http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mitsubish...item3aac119533
    Good find, that's cheap as!
    If I still had my 380 I'd be buying one of these for sure.
    Now Mitsu-less for the first time in 29 years!

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    For protection, should have put a sun shade up. Simple as that really

    Ones it's damaged not much can be done to correct the damage really unless you go re-trimming or follow TreeAdeyMan's advice.

    The Verada GTVi wheel I had fitted to my car was already pealed a bit at the top from the sun, I just put a sun shade up each time it's in the sun. It hasn't gotten any worse and has been on for over a year now.
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    How does a new steering wheel work with the air bag?
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