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Steering wheel

Postby tomstractor » Sat May 09, 2020 7:21 am

My 48 Cub that I am doing over has a perfect steering wheel, no cracks. The hard black outer rim is dead flat black and comes off on your hands.
Is there a paint or clear coat that can be used to coat it that looks right and lasts?

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Re: Steering wheel

Postby Gary Dotson » Sat May 09, 2020 7:57 am

I just clean them up with hand cleaner (Fast Orange or similar) that usually makes them pretty good. If you still want to paint, any good semi-gloss black paint will work.

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Re: Steering wheel

Postby ricky racer » Sat May 09, 2020 8:20 am

I painted mine with satin black and it looks great and has lasted for years. After about 12 years, it's starting to wear off in a couple of areas so it's about due for a recoat.
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Re: Steering wheel

Postby Dale Finch » Sat May 09, 2020 8:28 am

They can be lightly sanded to remove the surface "dead" layer, then either painted (I have also used satin black). I also add an inexpensive steering wheel cover from Walmart, which has the added benefit of making the steering wheel a larger diameter for a more comfortable grip.
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Re: Steering wheel

Postby Barnyard » Sat May 09, 2020 9:28 am

I clean mine like Gary said and then add a clear coat.
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Re: Steering wheel

Postby Alan Riley » Sat May 09, 2020 9:46 am

I cleaned mine, filled cracks with JB Weld, sanded smooth, and applied 4 or 5 coats of spray truck bed liner. That was probably 10 years ago and it still looks new.
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Re: Steering wheel

Postby CharlieK » Sat May 09, 2020 12:21 pm

I wear gloves
get er done; life is good

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Re: Steering wheel

Postby k hutchins » Sat May 09, 2020 2:15 pm

I'm with Charlie K
If l'm on the tractor, chances are l'm getting my hands dirty anyway.
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:

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