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Title: Steering wheel restore success
Post by: Rtlane on April 17, 2019, 01:31:03 PM
Iíve been slowly working on my trucks interior. My father-n-law has a truck carcass around a 1976 or so that has been sitting on his mountain rotting since the mid-80s. I got the steering wheel out of it and decided to restore it. I washed it in dawn and mean green then let it soak in both overnight.

Before:

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After washing/soaking, sanding, and cleaning with TSP:

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After painting with rustoleum american accents paint+primer semi-gloss black base and also clear coat. Used what i had laying around for the emblem which was Miracal metallic decorative finish and then the rustoleum clear coat. I probably should of used an adhesion promoter on the wheel and emblem, but didnít. We will see how it holds up. I might eventually paint the inside of the chevy emblem yellow, but not sure the best way to do it.

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Title: Re: Steering wheel restore success
Post by: JohnnyPopper on April 17, 2019, 02:42:33 PM
Nice Job!!!

That thing looked too far gone  ;)
Title: Re: Steering wheel restore success
Post by: Rtlane on April 17, 2019, 06:57:24 PM
Nice Job!!!

That thing looked too far gone  ;)

Thank you Johnny


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Title: Re: Steering wheel restore success
Post by: Jason S on April 18, 2019, 08:59:03 PM
That looks great!   
Title: Re: Steering wheel restore success
Post by: Rtlane on April 19, 2019, 07:19:28 AM
That looks great!

Thank you Jason. Iím very happy how it turned out. Now I need to paint my door panels, kick panels, trim, dash, etc. haha


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