Sasha Reid Steering Wheel April 15th, 2019 - 01:40:38
After you have sealed the leather it's time to break out your leather repair compounds. Now I have found that applying it with your finger is the easiest then trying to use a pallet knife, kinda hard to curve your pallet knife around such a tight curve. Compounds that I use the most on leather steering wheels is the old Leather Crack Filler or I'll use Viper Products Leather Extreme Fill. Both work really well with applying it with your finger and both stay put really well too. I mostly use the Leather Crack Filler first then if I need to fill smaller imperfections then I'll use the Leather Extreme Fill. I've found that the Leather Crack fill just works the best, it sands out nicely as well as stays put when sanding too.The biggest thing to remember in repairing a worn leather steering wheel is to get it as smooth as possible, the less amount of leather repair compounds you use the better. It's just less to go wrong later and you have a better chance of the dyes sticking in the end.
Cotton steering wheel covers are much in demand because they come in a wide range of colors, designs and patterns. You can buy a couple of covers for your vehicle and change them as and when required. These coverings are available at a fraction of the cost of other expensive accessories in your car. You can buy them online or visit the nearest physical car accessory showroom to shop for the coverings for wheel. It's better to buy a couple of coverings so that you need not to drive with worn-out or dirty coverings.
After the installation, your steering wheel buttons will control the functions of the new radio. You can change Satellite Radio stations, move to the next song on your iPod and control volume and mute. Many other features are controllable through the steering wheel depending on the vehicle and the radio.
All that is great, but what happens when you want to upgrade your car stereo? Do you have to decide between better sound and the loss of your steering wheel controls. Of course not. There are devices available that interface your aftermarket radio to your steering wheel controls. Most aftermarket radios have provisions built in to accept the input from these devices.Installation of these devices can be pretty straightforward, but some vehicles are more complex. The devices interface with the vehicle with anywhere from 1 to 5 wires, usually in the steering column. In some cases, they simply plug into the aftermarket radio. In others, a few connections are necessary. As always, professional installation is recommended if you are not adept with new car electronics.
Re-circulating Ball Steering: These are mainly used on some SUVs and trucks. There is a connection between end of the steering rod and threaded rod that is fitted into a threaded block of metal that rotates on turning the Steering Wheel. This metal block with threads transfers this rotation to pitman arm to tie rods and track rods which in turn rotates the wheels. There are ball bearings present between the teeth of the block that re-circulates through the gear when it turns.
My last post I wrote I gave you a quick fix using a solvent based dye. Now I'm not saying that if you were in a pinch that using a solvent based would be a bad thing, but like I said it's a quick fix, nothing you would really want to do for a customer that's expecting a long lasting repair.The basic's are the same as far as the use of a drop cloth to avoid over spray getting on the instrument panel, and the prepping is kinda the same too. But what I'm here to do is to show the right way to do this.