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Old 04-11-2009, 05:13 PM   #1
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steering wheel re-wrap?

On our last trip the leather wrap on the steering wheel started to fall apart. Does anyone know a source that will re wrap it?
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Old 04-11-2009, 07:51 PM   #2
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Just a guess but if all else fails maybe JC Whitney
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Old 04-11-2009, 07:53 PM   #3
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If it is just a wrap any auto store should have new wraps. You will need to give them the steering wheel dia. It takes about an hour to stitch one on.
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Old 04-12-2009, 12:59 PM   #4
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I remember someone else here that described their source/fix for the same problem on their MH. I did a search but I was unable to find it for you. I'm sure it's here somewhere.
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Any good auto upholstery shop can repair your cover. If the leather is in good shape they can restitch it or if it is too old, make a new one.

They make and repair steering wheel covers all he time. It is a quick easy way to make a $$$$ buck for them.

Would you like to know how upholstery shops make the steering wheel covers?

The way it is done is to first cut a strip of leather that will wrap around the wheel. Run the sewing machine along the edges to perforate the leather. Sew the ends together. Put the cover on the wheel. It should fit tight enough that it almost wraps itself around the rim. Now take a curved needle and sew the cover onto the wheel using the holes you made earlier.

Most guys can do this in under an hour.

Incidentally the reason your old one is coming off is that they used the wrong thread. You have to use nylon thread for auto and boat jobs. The regular cotton thread used for your living room sofa and chair upholstery rots and falls off in the sun. So make sure they use nylon thread.
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