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Old 12-07-2001, 09:10 PM
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Leather wheel

The leather on my steering wheel has lost it's shining surface from wear, after only 137,000. All my other cars have kept there shine. What can I do to get the shine back short of buying a new wheel. I don't want to recover it as the cover is tight.

03 C240 4matic wagon
95 300E 234,000
7 prior 240;s 5 still going
81 300sd gone
65 230sl gone
49 Studebaker Champion
90BMW convert.167,000
60 Dodge D-100
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Old 12-07-2001, 11:59 PM
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One nice trick that most auto upholsters use is black shoe polish. I have always used it on my steering wheels, makes them look like new.

Try the liquid polish, works best.
1993 500E
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Old 12-08-2001, 12:05 AM
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I have this same problem on my steering wheel as well as my auto shifter. Steve ("400E") replied with a solution awhile back; maybe he can elaborate a bit more on how close to the original finish he restored.

Here's the post:

New leather shifter -- 300E

Good luck!

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Old 12-08-2001, 03:58 PM
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Worn steering wheel

Try the following product:
Tarrago Dyes
Color Dye Tintura Autobrillante
It's made in Spain, and can be purchased from a good shoe repair shop.
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