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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?
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
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
If it isn't too far gone, hand cleaner does well.
'60 FH 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
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.
I wear gloves.
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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.
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
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.
'Black Magic' from an auto parts or WalMart works great. May take two applications, but it works.
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1971 Cub (Rufus) 1950 Cub (Cathy) 1965 Lo Boy Fast Hitch (Nameless III) 1970 Cub 1000 Loader & Fast Hitch (Lee)
Lace up cover from auto part store - less than $5 and gives some cushion! Dusty B
Grandpa's '41 B
'51 Super C
'55 Case SC
Fairbanks-Morse 3KW Generator
Dad's DB garden tractor
'31 "A Coupe
'51 Ford PU
'55 Dodge PU
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