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I have 2 steering wheels. I would like to get at least one refreshed like new. I dont think i have the skills to do that and make it look 100%. Any suggestions on who could do this? LIke should i call local carpenters?

 

 

 

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I used a satin black on the spokes

I lightly sanded the rim and restained it then some spray can urethane

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The wheel rim is a type of resin that has wood fibers impregnated. A good way to clean it is a soapy solution in the kitchen sink and VERY GENTLY rub it down with a fine steel wool. You don't want to damage or remove the wood fibers. Strip the spokes and hub to bare metal and finish out as @Patcon mentioned.

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@Wally There is a guy on Facebook that offers this as a service. Its not cheap, but the photos look good. Links below. 

https://www.facebook.com/Datsun-240Z-Steering-Wheels-100916391333259/

@Patcon @Captain Obvious Are there any common challenges or problem spots to look out for when refinishing? And does this faux wood refinish like real wood? Looking for a used wheel to put on my 280z, but 100% of the wheels I see up for sale need some TLC.

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6 hours ago, Muzez said:

And does this faux wood refinish like real wood?

Here's a couple of close-up pics of my wheel in process some years ago, one with it stripped and one with it stained and topped with a coat of clear lacquer. The preferred clear coat today is usually spray polyurethane. I used a hand-rubbed oil base stain.

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Going to check out out this week. Is there anything to look out for with regards to the center gearing where the hub connects to the steering wheel? Or with the electrical for the horn? 

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On 7/27/2021 at 9:58 AM, Muzez said:

@Wally There is a guy on Facebook that offers this as a service. Its not cheap, but the photos look good. Links below. 

https://www.facebook.com/Datsun-240Z-Steering-Wheels-100916391333259/

@Patcon @Captain Obvious Are there any common challenges or problem spots to look out for when refinishing? And does this faux wood refinish like real wood? Looking for a used wheel to put on my 280z, but 100% of the wheels I see up for sale need some TLC.

i have message this person. no response as of yet. i will update with ETA's and price if he responds

 

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A little of topic but I have tested a product called Revive to refresh the finish of an old steering wheel from my parts car. I was very impressed with the result and there is no greasy feel to the surface. This steering was very grey looking before I started, but I didn't take a picture at that state. I first cleaned the wheel with soap and water and after it was thoroughly dry I applied the product.

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2 hours ago, Muzez said:

Going to check out out this week. Is there anything to look out for with regards to the center gearing where the hub connects to the steering wheel? Or with the electrical for the horn? 

The hub should not require any special care or treatment. Remove the horn elements and set them aside for a good cleaning. Strip and clean the spokes and hub for your paint prep. I found that refinishing the rim before painting the spokes and hub worked best for me. This is a fun and satisfying project, looking forward to your results.

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This is how mine turned out. Not sure if satin clear would look better than the gloss clear.

I painted the spokes same as the tail light panel. I like it and can always go back to black anytime.

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