Steering wheel reconditioning

Discussion in '1947-1954' started by yelton57, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. yelton57

    yelton57 Member

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    If you have a steering wheel that is cracked and need it repaired, I am set up to do this and would be willing to work on one for someone for a small fee. I can also usually come up with good cores for most years. PM with question. Thanks
     

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    Where are you located?
     
  3. yelton57

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    Southern Missouri.
     
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    Wow !

    That looks *SO* nice ! .

    I discovered they still make the green steering wheels for my '68 C/10 , it's badly shrink cracked , I'd love to get a green Chevy steering wheel with a chrome horn 1/2 ring .
     
  5. yelton57

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    I've wondered about those color cast wheels, you cant really paint one and have it look like its supposed too.
     
  6. vwnate1

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    Rebuilt Steering Wheels

    Yes and no ;

    Some of the older Chrysler metal flake ones are really hard to do as well as some of the lighter colored plastic ones but I've seen a few that really looked nice .

    I use Koch in Sta. Clarita , Ca. and my '49's Ivory colored steering wheel really looks nice .

    Of course , they do them in batches and my original *perfect* NO CRACKS steering wheel prolly wound up on some Low Rider (I know one of his workers , a crooked sumb*tch) but the rim to spoke cracks it now has are very tiny and seem to make folks think it's some esoteric & rare original one I picked off an AD Yard Goat years ago so I leave it ..... the paint they use , does have a deep look to the color , maybe it's Epoxy paint ? I dunno .
     
  7. yelton57

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    I do like epoxy paint on steering wheels, it seems like it has the right depth and gloss. Takes a long time to set up though. I haven't really seen anything that can replicate the later wheels that are cast in a solid color. Guess I'll be doing another few wheels in a few days to sell. It's becoming an obsession I think.
     
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    Epoxy Paint

    Can't you gently heat it to speed drying time ? .
     

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