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Slippery steering wheel

I have a 2000 DII with steering wheel that's become slick with use. It's slipped out of my hands a couple of times, which could have meant some unpleasant results. Apart from gripping it a bit harder, is there anything that might be used to restore some of the texture to that old leather?

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Clean it really well. Use warm water, a little bit of mild soap and a rag. Scrub the thing until you get all of the dirt and grime off of it.
Don't worry about conditioner or anything the dirt and french fry grease on your hands will lube it back up and moisturize the leather.
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Thanks for your response and for the simple solution you suggest. I'll give it a try, but think I'll hold off on the french fry grease until it's really necessary.

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You're welcome man, typically I use a baby wipe and clean the wheel & gear selector every week or two. Those baby wipes are great! They clean kids and cars.
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Use a Magic Eraser to clean the wheel. They work great to strip the oils from the leather. You'll be disgusted with what you see on the eraser after cleaning.


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The Magic Erase works well on the wheel and a lot of other things.

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No problem, glad I could help. I own a detailing business so if you have any other questions, feel free to ask.


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Use a Magic Eraser to clean the wheel. They work great to strip the oils from the leather. You'll be disgusted with what you see on the eraser after cleaning.


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I did the magic eraser thing on my wheel...holy shi* it was dirty. I had to change the water in the bucket i was using 3 times....solid black...WOW
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Simple green is a safer way to clean it without possibly scratching the leather.




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Use a mr. clean magic eraser it works great on leather or plastic..


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Use a mr. clean magic eraser it works great on leather or plastic..
Be careful in using Mr. clean magic eraser it can ruin the finish of the leather or plastic.
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