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Old 06-30-2006, 01:49 PM
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Re-condition leather steering wheel

I heard that after shave works well for this type of project. Any experience?
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Old 06-30-2006, 08:46 PM
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After shave?

What? You rub the steering wheel with after shave? I've never heard of that. I guess it would at least smell better.
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Old 07-01-2006, 04:14 PM
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I heard that after shave works well for this type of project. Any experience?
I would definitely NOT do this. Alchohol (no doubt the basis of any after shave) will suck the moisture out of leather and rubber!
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Old 07-01-2006, 05:25 PM
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I've heard of people . . .

I've heard of people using shaving CREAM to soften baseball gloves and shape them. Could that be what you're thinking of? It probably has aloe or lanolin in it.
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Old 07-01-2006, 09:10 PM
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maybe thats it

He might have said shaving cream now that i think of it. im pretty sure aloe was a key point of that conversation.
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Old 07-03-2006, 12:29 PM
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I heard of Shaving cream cleaning on leather couches to clean stains. I guess you could do that.

I'm going to get a WheelSkins cover for mine, I dont have a leather wheel. My moms W126 has a leather wheel that I conditioned with Lexol regularly and still looks good at 15 years old.

Anyone tried leatherique for wheel reconditioning?
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:12 PM
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shaving cream

it softened the wheel but you could still see it starting to crack. i guess the kind of product im thinking of doesnt exist...
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Old 07-06-2006, 01:48 PM
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I've been thinking about making and installing another leather wrap for my steering wheel. Mine has a hole in it, or I'd try the shaving cream.

"Be nice and clean. Shave every day and you'll always look keen."
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What about a wheelskin?
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Old 07-11-2006, 10:35 AM
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Saddle soap?

Anybody ever try using saddle soap for this? I used to use it to clean my shoes before polishing them. It helped keep the leather clean and supple. My dad taught me that.

We'd line up our shoes ever Saturday night, get out the shoe shine kit and shine them bad boys up. I think of him everytime I shine my shoes.

My dad had the best looking shoes of anyone I've ever known. His cars always looked brand new, too.
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