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tbo
Tim Body
St Thomas Ontario
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01/27/2013 06:47PM

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1954 Triumph TR2 stock 2 litre

slippery steering wheel
Posted by: tbo
Date: October 24, 2015 11:02PM

I've got a TR6 that I'm working on and the stock TR6 steering wheel is very smooth from years of wear and I'm wondering if anyone knows of a way to make it more sticky again??


BWA


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Re: slippery steering wheel
Posted by: BWA
Date: October 25, 2015 03:04PM

You could buy a new skin for it. I saw a thread on the 6-pack.org about a guy that bought a new skin and put it on his steering wheel.

Cheers
Byron


tbo
Tim Body
St Thomas Ontario
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01/27/2013 06:47PM

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1954 Triumph TR2 stock 2 litre

Re: slippery steering wheel
Posted by: tbo
Date: October 29, 2015 08:11PM

Does anyone have experience with allum> would it huet the vinyl material?


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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05/14/2010 03:06AM

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What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: slippery steering wheel
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: October 30, 2015 12:25PM

Uhm,
one more time in english Tim.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

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1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: slippery steering wheel
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: October 30, 2015 01:32PM

Alum? Haven't tried it.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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10/23/2007 12:59PM

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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: slippery steering wheel
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: October 30, 2015 01:37PM

Interesting thought. Alum is an astringent, haven't heard of it used for that, curious what it does.

Jim


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: slippery steering wheel
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: October 30, 2015 06:42PM

The wheel most likely has a build up of oils and dirt from the usual use.
So Alum should work but no idea what would happen to the foam wheel rim.
ZEP purple degreaser would probably remove it.
It's available @ Home Depot.
Ultimately though, the best fix would probably be to recover it.
It's actually easy to do and you end up with a custom leather steering wheel.
I use old leather jackets from the thrift store and some heavy upholsterers cord.
Might end up costing $10 or $15 dollars and you have enough soft, closed grain leather to have a few goes at it.

Live like you mean it.
Fred



tbo
Tim Body
St Thomas Ontario
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Registered:
01/27/2013 06:47PM

Main British Car:
1954 Triumph TR2 stock 2 litre

Re: slippery steering wheel
Posted by: tbo
Date: October 31, 2015 04:48PM

Odd that when I misspelt everything I git a much better response.Oops got! If I could think and type at the same time my spelling would be gooder. Fred ,,thanks for the idea. I got a psuedo leather wrap from Canadian Tire years ago and put it on mt TR2 and it looks fine But I feel it would look tacky on the 6Maybe an old leather jacket is in my future


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Jeb Blanchard
Collierville, TN
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12/07/2007 01:01PM

Main British Car:
1961 MGA Chevy 4.3 Vortec V-6

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Re: slippery steering wheel
Posted by: jblanchard@hcpg.net
Date: November 16, 2015 11:24AM

You can order just about any type of wrap on line that will solve your problem. I have a stainless steel banjo steering wheel on my custom and was able to find a leather wrap that matches the upholstery. It works like a champ!

Jeb
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