Dying your steering wheel by Arctic


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Arctic
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Hi All.
I have decided to tidy up my steering wheel and dye it once this is completed what is the best stuff to seal it with it is sandstone leather, i would like to give it that shine back as the dye drys dull, will post some pics of before and after when finished.

Posted 14 May 2011, 15:32 #1 

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russ brown
Hi Steve if its stuarts dye then I strongly recommend several layers of wax based polish give 24hrs between each coat. You must remember though it is not an expensive or proffessional way to bring the leather back but it is very good , use the polish and it will do great just don't expect miracles ....

Posted 14 May 2011, 18:33 #2 

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Arctic
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Hi Russ.
Already started it today at about 18.28pm and have given it a second coat 18.41pm then next one at 20.06pm last coat until the morning was at 22.08pm all seems ok so far, once finished i will pop up the pics stage by stage, cheers for the lift by the way.

Posted 14 May 2011, 22:02 #3 

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Arctic
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Hi
These are the pics from yesterday when i started to dye my steering wheel as it was looking a bit jaded around the edges meeting the wood,

Before the dye treament.pics 1/2/3 below.
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First coat of dye applied and already looking better.pic4
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Second coat and looking a bit patchy uneven in quality pic5/6
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Third coat and still patchy at this stage i was starting to think i have not left enough time between coats, bit to impatient maybe.pic7/8
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Starting to pull abit now so will make this last coat for today.
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Checked the last coat i put on at 20.06pm pic9 seems to be settling down.
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Ok Sunday morning and having checked the dyed steering wheel it seems to have settled down quite nice over night,pics10/11/12
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The dye seems to have taken nicely i still have to decide what to add to make it shine household polish, or some leather shine we have for our suite, but first i think i will wait until later today to make sure the dye as fully hardened off in hindsight i think i should have left more time between coats so if you are thinking of doing this job start early in the morning and leave at least 3/4 hours between coats.pic13 will put up the last pic when all polished up later this eveing.
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Posted 15 May 2011, 09:24 #4 

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Arctic
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Hi it's now Monday morning and have taken the last tow pics of the refurbing of my steering wheel all now polished well worth doing even if i say so myself. :-D

Settled down nice over night ready for a little polish later after a cuppa coffee and bacon sarny. :)
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First coat of Beeswax on the wood and leather polish on the dyed part of the wheel.now for another coffee ;)
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I may give it a couple more coats of polish later today but the finished jobs seems nice worth doing.

Posted 16 May 2011, 07:46 #5 

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baconbuttyman
after dying my walnut wheel when i got it i found the dye didnt last long, needs doing again
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Posted 16 May 2011, 09:39 #6 

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SpongeBob
The wheel seems to have come up a treat :thumbsup: Looks like a new wheel :)

Posted 16 May 2011, 21:57 #7 

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Mick
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Looks a treat, put a good polish on it regularly and it should stay that way.

Posted 16 May 2011, 22:22 #8 

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baconbuttyman
Mick wrote:Looks a treat, put a good polish on it regularly and it should stay that way.


what polish, like a shoe polish ??
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Posted 17 May 2011, 09:22 #9 

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Arctic
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Mick
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baconbuttyman wrote:
Mick wrote:Looks a treat, put a good polish on it regularly and it should stay that way.


what polish, like a shoe polish ??


No, shoe polish will just come off on your hand.

A good proprietary wax polish or with a reasonable a silicone content. This is to prevent the sweat from your hands being absorbed by the leather. Which is what causes the damage. That and wear.

Posted 17 May 2011, 10:26 #11 

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Arctic
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Gave the steering wheel a couple of coats of this today seems to have done it no harm and bought up a nice sheen on it, :-D :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Posted 17 May 2011, 17:39 #12 

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what about pledge :-D :-D
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Posted 17 May 2011, 18:03 #13 

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Arctic
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baconbuttyman wrote:what about pledge :-D :-D


No No under no circumstances never pleadge thats like volunteering which is a no no unless you know what it's for :lol: :lol: :lol: ;)

Posted 18 May 2011, 09:46 #14 


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