Very Stcky GM Sterring Wheel
Sep 2, 2014 2:03 PM - 1546 Views Create A New Thread
sticky steering wheel
This is a strange problem. The steering wheel in my streetrod looks like one off of a 72 - 78 Camaro. It's that plastic 4-spoke unit, that GM used a lot through that period. The previous owner appears to of have liberally coated it with Armour All, I'm guessing. Anyways, it's sticky like fly paper! I thought wet wipes would do the trick, because of the alcohol content, but it only moderates it for a brief time, and still not all the way. Even thought about pulling it and running it through the dishwasher, but decided that might oxidize the plastic, so I decided against that.
Any realistic ideas, without making a total mess of the interior?
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Apr 18, 2017 at 11:49 PM
- I just spray it with 409 and a rag and it comes off with a little rubbing then wipe with a semi wet rag with plain water to get the 409 smell off ! Has something to do with the oil from your hands that collects on the material of the wheel ! Have a camaro wheel in my 69 chev p/u that does it clean it a couple times a year !
Apr 18, 2017 at 9:25 PM
- That is what I have had to do.. Just installed a new wooden wheel in a 36 Ford. The old GM camaro wheel was very sticky.
Apr 18, 2017 at 12:33 AM
- That stuff is terrible! Best of luck getting it off. Perhaps you can save up for a new steering wheel.
Mar 8, 2017 at 9:26 PM
- I'm on a site called Corvette Forum and this happens a lot most just get a new wheel and start over...
Mar 7, 2017 at 4:10 AM
- I have had that issue on Many a wheel!!!
Mar 6, 2017 at 5:43 PM
- Just an update: after having the car for three years, it was till very sticky. A little laquer thinner on a bounty towel did the trick. Thanks guys!
Sep 4, 2014 at 10:37 AM
Shines telling you like it is.don't put Laquer thinner on it . It disolves some plastics.I just made that same mistake again, [keep forgetting it] My golf cart yeserday had one tiny fleck of ashalt sealer on it . i put that darned thinner on it. Now i have a dime sized clean spot, with no grain to it ,like the rest of it Other than that, use L/T inner on everything . have no complaints bob jmo 55 years worth
that wheel DTMERC HAS IS a good buy!! .I live on the eastside of mich/ they are more money here.use to have 5 of GM sport wheels ,those hanging in a row in my shop.
Sep 3, 2014 at 11:30 PM
You are limiting your shopping to the name brand wheels. I entered "racing steering Wheels" and "custom steering wheels" on ebay and found a large amount of really nice wheels in many styles in the $30 - $40 range. Some even cheaper and with free shipping. Pitch old sticky in the trash can and look harder.
Sep 3, 2014 at 10:21 PM
For the most part these are all very interesting responses to my problem. I tend to try to not overcomplicate things, and try the simple stuff first. The Dawn dishwashing liquid seems like it's worth a try, and definately cheap. It's wrapped now, but you cant wrap everything on the wheel, and I always manage to touch the thing every time I take the car out. I'd like a new wheel, just seems that they are over priced. 10 or 15 years ago they were cheaper, now that they are everyones finishing touch, they charge what the market will bear.
I'll try scrubbing it first.
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