View Full Version : Steering Wheel Repair?

12-21-2009, 01:31 PM

My steering wheel is in fair conditions except some little cracks here and there and the paint a little faded. Do you guys have a remedy for it besides buying a new one. Maybe if i bondo it a little on the cracks and then sand it down to the right curve and painting it again. Anybody try that?

12-21-2009, 01:42 PM
Eastwood makes a steering wheel repair kit www.eastwood.com or you can have it professionally done. Garys Steering Wheel Restoration in Carlisle PA. has a good rep, but there are many others.

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41 Frank
12-21-2009, 01:51 PM
I have done my own steering wheel repairs with the above mentioned Eastwood product and it has worked well. The cracks need to be opened up some with a hacksaw blade before trying to fill them. After that is done it is just a matter of sanding it smooth and painting it. Really not that hard to make it look like new.

Frank van Doorn
Omaha, Ne.
1962 GT Hawk 4 speed
1963 Daytona Conv
1941 Champion R-2 Rod

12-21-2009, 01:53 PM
I found three pages of topics for that in the Technical Talk Forum. That's what the search function found above is for, especially for tech questions. Here's a start:


12-21-2009, 03:12 PM
Epoxy or JB Weld.

Lark ala mode
In the middle of Minnesota

12-21-2009, 05:21 PM
Video here:


(read it backwards)

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52 Ragtop
12-21-2009, 08:11 PM
Bowling ball repair material


12-21-2009, 09:52 PM
SI still has brand new wheels available. Not THE exact color your car had originally, but they do have green ones as well as other colors.

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

12-22-2009, 01:21 PM
I've tried some of those semi clear epoxies from Home Depot and they stay sort of rubbery. The JB weld works the best. It will shrink in and you need to sand it for the next layer.

12-22-2009, 01:25 PM
Thank you all, I will be doing this repair this long weekend and am also sanding down the steering wheel column and painting black.