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Old 04-25-2014, 03:33 AM
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Originally Posted by JrRifleCoach View Post
Very nice. But save yourself a lot of time and money, buy some Kiwi Liquid shoe polish. Easy on, dries fast, same results. Been using it for years
Thanks for the tip. I had wanted something more permanent though.
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Originally Posted by Dt86 View Post
Thanks for the tip. I had wanted something more permanent though.
I used the Kiwi shoe dye on my '87 steering wheel. I did that one about 7 years ago and the wheel is still black and looks nearly new. All I had to do was clean the leather with hot soapy water then let it dry. Applied the dye and let it dry overnight. Think I paid about $4 at Wal-Mart for it.
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Mr. DT86,
Have you considered creating a service out of this procedure? You do great work..
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Old 04-26-2014, 04:33 PM
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Mr. DT86, Have you considered creating a service out of this procedure? You do great work..
Thanks for the compliment. I have so many projects to do on my car I'd never get to anyone else's steering wheels. Lol
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:38 PM
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Nice Job...and worth every moment you spent prepping and dying..It looks great.
best, Derek
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Nice Job...and worth every moment you spent prepping and dying..It looks great. best, Derek
Thank you Derek.
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Old 05-16-2014, 12:28 AM
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Leatherique stuff is awesome. I use their cleaner on all my vehicles!
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by JrRifleCoach View Post
Very nice.
But save yourself a lot of time and money, buy some Kiwi Liquid shoe polish.
Easy on, dries fast, same results.
Been using it for years

Not really. The Leatherique process is much more even and permanent.
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:11 PM
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*Update*
Its been 5 months since refinishing the steering wheel and there are no signs of wear at all. The finish is the same as the day I did it.


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I have put about 1700 miles on the car since and for about the first month or so the steering wheel had a "tacky" feeling to it which gradually went away over time. My car is garage kept so maybe if it was left outside in the sun it would "cure" faster??
I had wanted to wait a longer period of time for a review, however my car is going for paint and my driving is likely done for this year
I am very pleased with this project and the quality of the materials thus far.
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Looks great.
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Originally Posted by MRPVette View Post
Looks great.
Thanks for the update.
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Originally Posted by Silver96ce View Post
Thanks for the update.
No problem guys.
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looks great!!!
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Old 09-30-2014, 11:33 PM
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I wonder if this kit would freshen up the seats or is it too
shiny ? Anyone have ideas for seat renew besides new covers?
Thanks.
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Originally Posted by taki44 View Post
I wonder if this kit would freshen up the seats or is it too shiny ? Anyone have ideas for seat renew besides new covers? Thanks.
This kit is specifically for steering wheels. The company also makes dye for seats. They have generic colors or can do an Oem match. I'll probably give it a try in the future.
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Old 10-01-2014, 10:26 AM
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I refinished my wheel also about three months ago and it looks great now. Experienced the tacky feel also, but it went away completely in about two months. At first I thought that I applied to much clear. But it seems now I wasn't alone with that tacky feel. Great product for sure.

I don't need to do my seats, but a friend of mine needs them done. It's a different kit for the seats and I wonder if the tacky feel will be the same.
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Originally Posted by Cool Inferno View Post
I refinished my wheel also about three months ago and it looks great now. Experienced the tacky feel also, but it went away completely in about two months. At first I thought that I applied to much clear. But it seems now I wasn't alone with that tacky feel. Great product for sure. I don't need to do my seats, but a friend of mine needs them done. It's a different kit for the seats and I wonder if the tacky feel will be the same.
Glad that you had good results as well. Yeah the tacky feeling had me concerned for a little while lol. As far as the seat dye, I dont think there is clear used for that. I think its the clear that gives the tacky feel.
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Originally Posted by Dt86 View Post
Glad that you had good results as well. Yeah the tacky feeling had me concerned for a little while lol. As far as the seat dye, I dont think there is clear used for that. I think its the clear that gives the tacky feel.
Weighing in on this, I used the very same kit that Dt86 used (literally; he was kind enough to send me the remainder) and I had the same outcome. It looks really great. I am not going to use the clear, I think, at least not for mow. I like the satin look it has.
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Old 02-10-2015, 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by DinoBob View Post
Weighing in on this, I used the very same kit that Dt86 used (literally; he was kind enough to send me the remainder) and I had the same outcome. It looks really great. I am not going to use the clear, I think, at least not for mow. I like the satin look it has.
Glad that you had good results as well. I think when my car comes back I am going to try their seat dye.
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Old 02-10-2015, 11:04 PM
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For those who opined that shoe polish or shoe dye would do just as well - absolutely not. I have used that trick and this is something entirely different.
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