In Reply to: STEERING WHEEL RESTORATION posted by Tim Daley(MI) on January 13, 2019 at 06:37:55:
There are a bunch of shops that specialize in steering wheel restoration, but those show-quality restoration shops always want way more than I'm going to spend on a tractor.
I restored one of my steering wheels using Marine-Tex. It may be just another brand name for the same basic stuff as JB Weld but I figured something made for boats might hold up better outside. I used Marine-Tex to fill cracks and rebuild missing material near the spokes. Like any similar repair with bondo, fiberglass, or JB Weld, glopping extra just makes more work so I tried to shape it as close to perfect as possible before it got completely hard. After dry sanding with medium then fine paper, went over the whole thing with 800 wet. The Marine-Tex was gray, so it really helped to see where the repairs blended with original material. I finished it with a Krylon matte black rattle can formulated for plastic. It's been more than 8 years and it still looks good.