Black hands from steering wheel

Farmall Cub Forum -- Questions and answers to all of your Cub related issues.

Moderator: Team Cub

Forum rules
Notice: For sale and wanted posts are not allowed in this forum. Please use our free classifieds or one of our site sponsors for your tractor and parts needs.

Black hands from steering wheel

Postby cdunn » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:48 pm

My 47 cub sat outside for a good while before I got it, and the steering wheel started to deteriorate and
when driving I get this black residue rubbing off. Is there any thing to treat the steering wheel to stop this
and make it smoother short of a new steering wheel?
cdunn
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:19 pm
Zip Code: 31826

Re: Black hands from steering wheel

Postby ricky racer » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:55 pm

I use some Scotch Brite and smooth out the finish. Clean it with a good cleaner, nothing strong that might harm the material then paint it with satin black paint after masking off the spokes. I remove the wheel before painting so I don't make an even worse mess.
1929 Farmall Regular
1935 John Deere B
1937 John Deere A
1941 John Deere H
1952 John Deere B
1953 Farmall Cub
User avatar
ricky racer
5+ Years
5+ Years
 
Posts: 2798
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:40 pm
Location: Niles / Buchanan, Michigan
Zip Code: 49120
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Black hands from steering wheel

Postby ReTractor » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:57 pm

User avatar
ReTractor
Cub Star!!
Cub Star!!
 
Posts: 261
Joined: Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:46 am
Location: Guilford, CT
Zip Code: 06437
Tractors Owned: 1956 lo-boy

Re: Black hands from steering wheel

Postby tmays » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:02 pm

My hands got black from my steering wheel for awhile after I got it. It had been kept outside. I started storing it in a shed. It wasn't long before I no longer got black hands. Of course if there is a lot of deterioration to the steering wheel, it may never clear up. Some guys clean the wheel, fill in any cracks with JB weld, and then paint it. Others will give more options I'm sure
Thomas
User avatar
tmays
501 Club
501 Club
 
Posts: 1591
Joined: Wed May 11, 2011 8:59 pm
Location: Raymond, MS
Zip Code: 39154
Tractors Owned: 1972 Cub
1947 Cub
1952 Cub
152 plow
1953 Farmall Super C
154 Cub Loboy
44 LB Woods mower
23A disk
144 Cultivators
Poplarville disc
54A blade
Gaylott scoop
193 Moldboard plow
Cub 22 mower
Woods 42
IH C-2
174 Planter/Fertilizer
Rotary Hoe

Re: Black hands from steering wheel

Postby Denny Clayton » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:53 am

If it isn't too far gone, hand cleaner does well.
'61 Lo-Boy
'60 FH Lo-Boy
'60 Lo-Boy
'57 FH Cub "Rusty"
'56 FH Cub
(2) '48 Cubs
'75 IH 140 w/1000 loader
C-3 mower, FH Woods 42F, 22 sickle (2), 54A blade, L-54 blade, 194 plow, FH L-38 disk, FH LB disk, 144 cultivators, FH platform carrier
User avatar
Denny Clayton
10+ Years
10+ Years
 
Posts: 3674
Joined: Wed Feb 05, 2003 1:18 pm
Location: OH, Sidney
Zip Code: 45365
Tractors Owned: Home to "Rusty", the 2007 and 2009 Cub Tug Champion.
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Black hands from steering wheel

Postby stupidcub » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:17 am

I used handlebar tape from the local bike shop. Covers and cushions the steering wheel and is easy to apply. Did this 2-1/2 years ago and is holding up well.
stupidcub
Cub Star
Cub Star
 
Posts: 63
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:34 pm
Location: Eden Prairie, MN
Zip Code: 55344
Tractors Owned: 1948 Farmall Cub
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Black hands from steering wheel

Postby lazyuniondriver » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:25 am

I wear gloves.
"HAVE ALL YOUR DELIVERIES MADE BY UNION DRIVERS"
Image
lazyuniondriver
Cub Star!!
Cub Star!!
 
Posts: 438
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:37 am
Location: Southern Suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio
Zip Code: 44134
Tractors Owned: 1949 & 1951 Farmall Cubs

Several Snapper Garden Tractors
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Black hands from steering wheel

Postby Alan Riley » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:40 am

JB Weld for the cracks, truck bed liner for the rim.
Old Age: The phase of life when nothing works and everything hurts...
Alan Riley
10+ Years
10+ Years
 
Posts: 424
Joined: Wed Feb 05, 2003 11:49 pm
Location: LA, Deville
Zip Code: 71328

Re: Black hands from steering wheel

Postby ebax » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:51 am

On two of my Cubs I used a slip-on steering wheel cover from a discount store. They cost about $8 or so and I used a few tie straps to hold the cover in place. I consider this to be a temporary fix, but one of the covers has been on for about 2 years.

Ed
Two 1953 Cubs, 1948 Cub, 22 mower, 10A disc, 144 cultivators, 189 plow, 54A blade, Johnny Bucket
1968 Cub Cadet 124, Cub Cadet 129 and Cub Cadet 782, mower decks, rototillers, front blades
User avatar
ebax
5+ Years
5+ Years
 
Posts: 228
Joined: Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:06 am
Location: WA, Zillah
Zip Code: 98953
Tractors Owned: 1953 Cubs (2)
1948 Cub
Cub Cadet 124
Cub Cadet 129
Cub Cadet 1200
Cub Cadet 782 (CCC1712)
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Black hands from steering wheel

Postby Matt Kirsch » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:52 am

Could just be grease and oil residue from past operators...

If your hands ain't black you ain't drivin' a tractor :)
Matt Kirsch
10+ Years
10+ Years
 
Posts: 3361
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 3:04 pm
Location: Rochester, NY
Zip Code: 14559
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Black hands from steering wheel

Postby cdunn » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:37 pm

Thanks guys for the excellent replies. I will be using this information soon to remedy the problem. This is one great
website for everything Cub. My thanks to all responsible for making site available.
cdunn
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:19 pm
Zip Code: 31826

Re: Black hands from steering wheel

Postby Buzzard Wing » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:48 pm

'Black Magic' from an auto parts or WalMart works great. May take two applications, but it works.

http://www.blackmagicshine.com/pro-shine-protectant.php
Last edited by Buzzard Wing on Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.
1971 Cub (Rufus) 1950 Cub (Cathy) 1965 Lo Boy Fast Hitch (Nameless III) 1970 Cub 1000 Loader & Fast Hitch (Lee)
User avatar
Buzzard Wing
Cub Pro
Cub Pro
 
Posts: 10039
Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 10:14 pm
Location: RI, Newport
Zip Code: 02840

Re: Black hands from steering wheel

Postby Dusty B » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:52 pm

Lace up cover from auto part store - less than $5 and gives some cushion! Dusty B
Attachments
IMG_3019.jpg
IMG_3019.jpg (43.37 KiB) Viewed 564 times
Grandpa's '41 B
'56,,'57,'59,'71 Cub
'51 Super C
'55 Case SC
Fairbanks-Morse 3KW Generator
Dad's DB garden tractor
'48 DeSoto
'31 "A Coupe
'51 Ford PU
'55 Dodge PU
God looks out for those of us who don't know how to look out for ourselves!
User avatar
Dusty B
5+ Years
5+ Years
 
Posts: 1291
Joined: Wed May 23, 2007 7:35 am
Location: IL, Downs
Zip Code: 61736
Tractors Owned: '45 SC Case
Fairbanks-Morse Generator
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y


Return to Farmall Cub

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: XFARMA and 4 guests