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Old January 11th, 2014, 02:11 PM   #1
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Wrapped my steering wheel

Was really tired of looking at my scuffed and faded steering wheel. So I picked up a synthetic leather cover from Ebay and went to work. It turned out pretty well, at least I think so

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Old January 11th, 2014, 03:25 PM   #2
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I looks kinda thick, is there padding behind it?
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Old January 11th, 2014, 03:54 PM   #3
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Nope no padding.
Its not thick at all. The camera is kind of distorting things a little I think. Maybe'll take a better pic tomorrow.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 04:27 PM   #4
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Cool thanks, I'm thinking of buying one too.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 10:09 PM   #5
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Looks great!! One of buddy also wrapped his steering wheel which was almost falling apart but since the wrap it started to look good again
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Old January 12th, 2014, 05:08 PM   #6
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could you send me a link to which one you got?
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Old January 14th, 2014, 10:11 AM   #7
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Sorry about not getting the pics up, it got really rainy here and I can't get a good shot. Maybe i'll sit in the back seat and take a shot. i'll also measure the circumference for you to compare.

The wrap I got was about a half inch smaller in its grip circumference than I would have liked. I couldn't sew it together using the stitching on the wrap. I had to push the needle through the material in order to get enough strength to pull the wrap shut around the wheel grip. about a half inch wider would have saved a lot of pulling and stress I hope you understand what I mean lol. (you can see the stress lines in the pic above, its smoothing out a little as the days go by)

This is the one I got New Leather Steering Wheel Cover with Needles Thread DIY Black Size M USA | eBay

If I had to do it again I would get this one which is slightly wider and therefore easier to sew together New Steering Wheel Cover Stitch Wrap 47002 Leather Honda Toyota Gray Civic 370Z | eBay
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Old January 14th, 2014, 07:40 PM   #8
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I'm thinking of doing this, the steering wheel on the accord is way too thin. The steering wheel on my old integra was perfect.

You should have before and after pics so we can see the difference more clearly.
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Old January 15th, 2014, 01:10 AM   #9
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Duct tape, racket wrap, grip tape. Looks like there's a diaper on there right now, guess I have a preference to a thinner wheel. More grip, easier to pull on, and can drive with two fingers. Wish the diameter was a little smaller still, like a half inch, at least for aggressive driving.
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Old January 16th, 2014, 12:39 AM   #10
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I have the same one but only mine was 5 bucks from china. I've had it for a while now and it still looks like the first day. No fading no rips no nothing I am surprised with how good they are. They have outlasted all the 20 dollar covers from auto parts stores that I've had in the past.

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Old January 16th, 2014, 11:29 AM   #11
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Duct tape, racket wrap, grip tape.
You have one of those three on your wheel?
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Old January 17th, 2014, 04:56 PM   #12
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I have the same one but only mine was 5 bucks from china. I've had it for a while now and it still looks like the first day. No fading no rips no nothing I am surprised with how good they are. They have outlasted all the 20 dollar covers from auto parts stores that I've had in the past.

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You have do to any sewing?
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Old January 17th, 2014, 08:51 PM   #13
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Yes, I had to sew the whole thing but its not hard.

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Old January 21st, 2014, 10:24 AM   #14
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You have one of those three on your wheel?
Those were the suggestions to maintain grippability at a larger diameter. IMO any rewraps should be done after removing original wrap and REwrapping it.
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Old January 21st, 2014, 12:24 PM   #15
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i know the top of my wheel is going and i hate it! i try to avoid putting my hand on the top of the wheel now all the time. Anything that'll prevent whats to come for the top of my wheel? its not shiny any more, its faded out and getting thinner. all I've ever heard was just use lotion on your hands when your gonna drive, a little too late for that now.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 04:35 PM   #16
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i know the top of my wheel is going and i hate it! i try to avoid putting my hand on the top of the wheel now all the time. Anything that'll prevent whats to come for the top of my wheel? its not shiny any more, its faded out and getting thinner. all I've ever heard was just use lotion on your hands when your gonna drive, a little too late for that now.
Thats exactly why I did this to mine. The sun did a number on the 11 o'clock position of the wheel in particular...
Here is a pic from the back seat...

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I almost got the one from Chine too, but I couldn't wait

Oh and before anybody ask, the rear view mirror is from a Subaru. Had to use an adapter mount to get it to fit because Subaru uses the other mount (I forget the name)
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Hmmm Need Red stitching
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Hmmm Need Red stitching
lol yeeeees! Damn you
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