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HAWK
03-13-2009, 06:39 PM
i have this steering wheel on my 62 lark and it peeling and looks like heck...anybody have any ideas on refinishing it.
what kind of paint would be good ..thanks

Roscomacaw
03-13-2009, 06:47 PM
You could spring for a new one from SASCO. Probably about $150 or so.:D

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

58PackardWagon
03-13-2009, 07:11 PM
I cleaned one with a very light wire toothbrush, washed it down with rubbing alcohol to get all of the oils from your hands off, shot the white with a Ford match color (Wimbleton White) and painted the other part black to match my interior and it came out perfectly and has stayed on for 8 years. Another point is to wear cloth gloves when handling it after you have cleaned it off. If you don't the oils from your hands will get back on it and cause fish eyes when you paint it. Good luck

57 & 58 Packards
62 Daytona
63 R2 Lark

N8N
03-13-2009, 08:43 PM
wimbledon white is almost exactly the same as almond appliance epoxy, that might provide better wear. I've used both but never kept a car long enough to tell the difference.

nate

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jnormanh
03-13-2009, 08:48 PM
After the color has dried, a coat of clear gloss polyurethane will make it more wear resistant. I used the aerosol poly from Ace Hardware ten years ago, and it's still perfect.

studegary
03-14-2009, 01:46 PM
I have painted steering wheels with normal auto enamel (after a good cleaning and light sanding). This has lasted in everyday driving for years. For limited use, it should last as long as the original.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer