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The Sticky Steering Wheel Problem

Statement: "Anyway I think this will do for starters I'm off to the spares shop to get a new steering wheel as mine is shedding black gunk all over my hands on the way to work!!

Try Brasso,followed by spray on furniture polish. Cures the disintegration problem for quite a while,and is cheaper than a new steering wheel.

Mike Rooth

What you can try is to get an old knife and really scrape all this sticky crud off the surface -- an amalgam of decaying plastic and years of finger goozie -- until you get down to hard plastic. Sand it down smooth. Buy a 2-pack polyurethane(sp) black paint at yr hardware store. Give it 3-4 coats: letting dry in between and light sand down. Dries as hard as nails and looks like its brand new. Did mine back in '85 and still looks immaculate after daily use. Costs only a few readies and easily done over a weekend. (You can also get different colors --- howzabout a Dayglo Orange Series II steering wheel?!!)


Keith Coman * Dept of Management, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa *
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