Very Stcky GM Sterring Wheel
Sep 2, 2014 2:03 PM - 3166 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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May 22, 2017 at 4:19 AM
- I would try Optimum Power Clean. This product is great for removing dirt, bugs and oily grime.
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.
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