Steering Wheel Dye Job

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Steering Wheel Dye Job

Post by Darkside » May Wed 18, 2011 7:15 pm

First I removed the wheel from the car and got a work area set up
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Then I cleaned the wheel using water and a fine scotchbrite.
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I then applied the first coat of dye...be sure to wear gloves
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then next coat
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and repeat
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after several more coats of dye I was happy
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Then the sealer or tan kote as it is called
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I did several coats of this as well..I didn't coat as well as the dye and looked like it was almost repelled by the dye but I used a soft cloth to smooth out each coat. Eventually I got this.
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and re-installed :)
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Re: Steering Wheel Dye Job

Post by Mikewire » May Wed 18, 2011 7:24 pm

Nice work! I have an MKIV wheel that needs some treatment too.

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Re: Steering Wheel Dye Job

Post by Darkside » May Fri 20, 2011 10:30 am

UPDATE: I talked to the leather shop today...they say I need to buff the wheel and a thin coat of resoline on it and not use the tan-kote on it....
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