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Offline Tally Wacker

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Re: Steering Wheel Cleaning
« Reply #10 on: 07 June 2019, 19:55 »
Did anyone else have any input on cleaning/conditioning their steering wheel?

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Re: Steering Wheel Cleaning
« Reply #11 on: 07 June 2019, 20:27 »
The steering wheel is real leather (as opposed to pleather).

As SRGTD suggests, leather cream shoe polish is good for masking small scuffs. 
 
For more general leather care and maintenance, I use and highly recommend  Gliptone Intensive Liquid Leather Cleaner which I’ve been using for last few years on my leather steering wheels and interiors.  It’s very good for restoring and retaining matte finish.  A bottle lasts for ages even on a whole leather interior.  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gliptone-Premium-Leather-Intensive-Cleaner/dp/B00CJ9USXY/ref=sr_1_6?adgrpid=48685547410&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6r6G8ZWt4gIVGLLtCh0QXwIzEAAYASAAEgJn2_D_BwE&hvadid=259073913030&hvdev=t&hvlocphy=1006602&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=16511845005476504792&hvtargid=kwd-296308438294&hydadcr=1129_1867080&keywords=gliptone+leather+cleaner&qid=1558460530&s=gateway&sr=8-6

They also do a milder version in a trigger spray which is really good too. https://www.amazon.co.uk/GLIPTON-Gliptone-Gentle-Leather-Cleaner/dp/B00B1SX4HG/ref=sr_1_5?adgrpid=48685547410&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6r6G8ZWt4gIVGLLtCh0QXwIzEAAYASAAEgJn2_D_BwE&hvadid=259073913030&hvdev=t&hvlocphy=1006602&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=16511845005476504792&hvtargid=kwd-296308438294&hydadcr=1129_1867080&keywords=gliptone+leather+cleaner&qid=1558460590&s=gateway&sr=8-5

The conditioner is also very good and imparts an amazing genuine leather smell.  I tend to only use it a couple times a year.  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gliptone-Leather-Conditioner-250ml-GT11/dp/B00C94WQES/ref=pd_sbs_263_1/262-0319570-0348518?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00C94WQES&pd_rd_r=8fa17b48-8959-11e9-b985-0d3eb34abefb&pd_rd_w=Anfuc&pd_rd_wg=B9HkF&pf_rd_p=18edf98b-139a-41ee-bb40-d725dd59d1d3&pf_rd_r=E52315DQFV7BWA0AB34W&psc=1&refRID=E52315DQFV7BWA0AB34W


Gtechniq L1 Leather Guard is good longer term protectant, for preventing scuffs and great for restoring leather that has started to go shiny.  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gtechniq-0-1-L1-Leather-Guard/dp/B014HI5SE8/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?crid=1JCUL6IFZO9QV&keywords=gtechniq+l1+leather+guard&qid=1558460770&s=gateway&sprefix=Gtechniq+L1%2Caps%2C165&sr=8-1-fkmrnull
 
I treated my 3.5 year old steering wheel with Gliptone leather cleaner and Gtechniq L1 a couple weeks back.

« Last Edit: 07 June 2019, 20:31 by Booth11 »
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Offline Tally Wacker

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Re: Steering Wheel Cleaning
« Reply #12 on: 07 June 2019, 20:48 »
Cheers Booth11. Appreciate the help.  I don't have a leather interior in my GTI so looking for something just to keep the steering wheel in good order really.
So many products available it's hard to know where to dip your toe in.
Wasn't sure if I needed both a cleaner & conditioner, just a cleaner or something that supposed to be both in one.

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Re: Steering Wheel Cleaning
« Reply #13 on: 08 June 2019, 15:09 »
I use Dr Leather wipes on mine, keeps it looking good.
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