Maybe, Madness used the correct original color: warm, washed-out, pastel.
And the white color was also warm ivory.
Last edited by Vincenze; 11-11-2019 at 06:18 PM.
Re-staining the worn out beige steering wheel on a Fiat 500....
More re staining. Crazy music.....
That 1957 version Abarth is a beauty... what a sleeper.
Excellent videos on leather refurb. Some "quicky" detailers use a "stain" that's really a paint, which can fail quickly. For wheels in really bad condition, some shops sand very lightly before stain application. I think that is to clear discoloration before application.
First a cleaner is used. Whether sprayed or dabbed, stain is applied in several light coats. When dry and buffed, they apply a leather protector to lessen wear. It's not just the white wheels. I've seen a 500 w/ black interior that needed a similar treatment (but it was sold w/ the wheel looking torn up).
This is an amateur using a kit to do the job...
If you maintain you cars. Keeping the exterior and interior parts clean. They will stay new looking, for the life of the vehicle.
I owned a 2000 Grand cherokee. Tan colored steering. It premature color wore out on the top of the wheel. Got it re-sprayed to the correct color and clearcoated by a leather reconditioning company that does leather furniture.
Black steering wheels will show wear too.
Last edited by smark; 11-14-2019 at 01:56 PM.
I would not have chosen a leather covered wheel, given a choice, but they do feel better under the hands.
thanks for the info. haven't had any luck though. d'oh!