Steering Wheel question - what would you do?

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Steering Wheel question - what would you do?

Post by lambretta » Fri May 16, 2008 1:28 pm

Hi Folks.

Bought a beautiful steering wheel a while back off here but its the wrong colour (I know I'm stupid). So, do I sell it on and get a white one, or try and paint it?

It's the sort of greeny colour at the moment and really is in fantastic condition, I'd hate to bugger it up trying to paint it to match my interior.

Or should I take it to a paint shop and ask them to do it? Would probs have my eyes out on the price though...

Thoughts people please!
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Post by Russ T » Fri May 16, 2008 1:54 pm

be careful the paint dosent crack as the wheel flexes, i would offer it up for swap and see if someone is in the same situation as you.

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Post by paneldave » Fri May 16, 2008 2:10 pm

^^^ whs^^^

you will have the paint flaking off in your hands in no time at all!!! offer it up for swaps/trades..
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Post by orb » Fri May 16, 2008 2:14 pm

if you are going to paint it then spend the money and take it to a proper paint shop who can add some flex agent into the mix to stop the flaking - that's how they paint plastic spoilers and the like (remember the flexy spoilers on XR3i's)

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Post by 686 bus-boy » Fri May 16, 2008 4:04 pm

I sprayed the steering wheel in my bus to match my interior-used etch primer and 2k top coat. Been done a while and still looks good! :wink:

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Post by lambretta » Fri May 16, 2008 4:30 pm

Never thought of a swap like, good call that.

I wouldn't mind painting one if it was a mess, but it does seem a shame to do this one as its in such good condition. I'll take a couple of pics tonight and get it up in the FS section for a swap and see what happens.

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Post by dubjunky » Fri May 16, 2008 5:00 pm

Painted mine about 2 years ago still looks like new
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Post by chaser » Fri May 16, 2008 5:45 pm

Get it painted and if you like it you can always get a proper coloured one later.

I repaired mine and had it painted by a local shop, all OK so far.

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Post by BusBug&KG » Fri May 16, 2008 6:12 pm

Never had a problem with painting a wheel,just make sure its clean and go over it with a scotch brite pad to give the new primer a good key,once painted a couple of coats of 2 pack laquer,will keep it looking smart for years,it has with my 3 anyway,if you have a spare,mail me and i will do it for you,for a pint,and you pay postage.
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Post by lambretta » Sat May 17, 2008 8:02 pm

BusBug&KG wrote:Never had a problem with painting a wheel,just make sure its clean and go over it with a scotch brite pad to give the new primer a good key,once painted a couple of coats of 2 pack laquer,will keep it looking smart for years,it has with my 3 anyway,if you have a spare,mail me and i will do it for you,for a pint,and you pay postage.
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wow thats very kind of you, thanks.

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Post by flatbeat » Mon May 19, 2008 12:57 pm

Might be a bit OTT but ISP West or one of the US resto shops do a DVD an restoring steering wheels. Just a thought :)
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