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ksing44 10-14-2003 08:59 AM

Steering wheel shoe polish?
I used some of that great Leatherique Rejuvenator oil and Pristine clean on my steering wheel and it actually made it worse! :mad: I think it removed some of the finish. :confused: Now the entire wheel is dull, not just the top. I donít want to run back to Leatherique to buy their very expensive dye, so I was wondering if shoe polish would bring back the shine to my steering wheel and protect the leather like it does for black shoes. While searching the forums I read that the liquid shoe polish is best and KIWI was recommended. Does this sound reasonable? I sure donít want to have to go buy a new steering wheel.

ksing44 10-14-2003 01:46 PM

KIWI Shoe Cream
I couldnít wait for a reply, so I went to the grocery store and purchased KIWI Shoe Cream. It is perfect! :) The cream kind of fills in the small cracks, buffs to a perfect amount of shine, and the wheel is smooth like new. This is the way to go if your wheel is deteriorating. It is just like new and I am sure it will hold up. After all, it holds up on your shoes and they take much more abuse than your steering wheel. This will become a regular part of my detailing repertoire.

81Wagon 10-16-2003 10:30 PM

Does it come off on your hands?

sublettd 10-16-2003 10:35 PM

What the Leatherique likely did was loosen up some of the 'hand gunk' that had accumulated on the wheel over the years. Had you kept wiping the steering wheel down with the Leatherique you'd have gotten the same results as you did with the shoe polish.

Been there and done that on my 300D.

ksing44 10-17-2003 06:02 AM

KIWI Cream better than Leatherique
I am absolutely positive that if I kept using the Leatherique, I would have a hole in my steering wheel. The KIWI Cream shoe polish is amazing. After the excess is removed and it is buffed to a shine with a towel, the leather is like brand new. There is no chance for anything to come off on your hands and the wheel feels great. The rough deteriorating leather becomes smooth and I have no fear that I will need a new wheel. I was really worried about it until I used the polish. Just think of a scuffed-up old pair of shoes and how nice they look after a polish. It really works! I don't know about other types of polish, but the "KIWI Cream" was perfect.

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