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Offline mcmaddy

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Steering Wheel Cleaning
« on: 29 April 2019, 18:46 »
Is the steering wheel on the mk7 GTi real leather? If so what do people use to clean them? I've managed to catch the bottom of mine on a zip I think and it's scuffed it, will a leather cleaner be any good at covering this up.
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Offline Splashalot

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Re: Steering Wheel Cleaning
« Reply #1 on: 30 April 2019, 01:19 »
Is the steering wheel on the mk7 GTi real leather? If so what do people use to clean them? I've managed to catch the bottom of mine on a zip I think and it's scuffed it, will a leather cleaner be any good at covering this up.

I expect the wheel is leather - sure feels like it.

I managed to put a zip abrasion on the bottom of my mk5 GTI's steering wheel - no amount of cleaner or leather conditioner made any difference.  If the surface of the leather is broken I'm not aware it can be repaired.
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Re: Steering Wheel Cleaning
« Reply #2 on: 30 April 2019, 06:29 »
I think it's just a scuff to be fair but was thinking about cleaning the wheel too. Doesn't look particularly clean  :whistle:
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Offline dubber36

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Re: Steering Wheel Cleaning
« Reply #3 on: 30 April 2019, 08:19 »
You can 'massage' marks out of leather, or at least lessen the extent of them.

As for cleaning, a Flash Magic Eraser will clean the grim out and bring back it's original matt finish. They are pretty aggressive, so go easy and don't do it more that 2 or 3 times.
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Re: Steering Wheel Cleaning
« Reply #4 on: 30 April 2019, 09:23 »
baby wipes cleans them fine :grin:

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Re: Steering Wheel Cleaning
« Reply #5 on: 30 April 2019, 14:58 »
Was thinking fragrance free baby wipes actually Hepton 👍.
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Re: Steering Wheel Cleaning
« Reply #6 on: 30 April 2019, 18:53 »
I had a small scuff on leather rim on my Polo GTI steering wheel. Good old fashioned Kiwi black shoe polish (the hard wax version on the small round tin, not the liquid version with a sponge applicator) rubbed into the scuffed area on a soft cloth and then buffed off and the scuff was gone.

It works on leather shoes, so didn’t see any reason why it wouldn’t work on a leather steering wheel cover.
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Re: Steering Wheel Cleaning
« Reply #7 on: 30 April 2019, 19:35 »
Dr Leather wet wipes, very good. Not for scuffs though.
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Re: Steering Wheel Cleaning
« Reply #8 on: 30 April 2019, 19:59 »
I'll give it a clean first then see how the scuff is after. 👍
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Offline Jdm owner

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Re: Steering Wheel Cleaning
« Reply #9 on: 07 May 2019, 19:39 »
Gliptone works well, but not for scuffs though.