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    Mmm. Have followed the instructions for cleaning but not much different apart from loads of black dye coming off.

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    I'm a bit nervous of rubbing it too hard as I don't want a suede wheel. I just can't work out if there's any more grime to remove of if there is risk that I'll remove the grain from the leather. Any thoughts? I'm going ultra carefully.

    Here's a close up at 3 o'clock position where it's most worn.

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    Year of manufacture on rear of wheel 4/85 which is a nice touch :-)

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    Hi Graham,

    Have you dampened the wheel before using the cleaning agent? when you use the cleaner once you need to leave it for around 5 minutes and wipe residue away with a moist cloth - then leave to dry, repeated rubbing will not set the base that you need to apply a fresh connalising coat smoothly.

    I am not familiar with the product that you are using but the liquid leather products are well tried and tested for this use. Leather cleaner, Scuff kit and conditioner.

    Feel free to call me.

    T.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkerSport View Post
    Hi Graham,

    Have you dampened the wheel before using the cleaning agent? when you use the cleaner once you need to leave it for around 5 minutes and wipe residue away with a moist cloth - then leave to dry, repeated rubbing will not set the base that you need to apply a fresh connalising coat smoothly.

    I am not familiar with the product that you are using but the liquid leather products are well tried and tested for this use. Leather cleaner, Scuff kit and conditioner.

    Feel free to call me.

    T.
    Thanks Tim. Now that it's dried a bit it looks pretty good. I've conditioned it and have the dye to put on tomorrow (avoiding the white stitching!). I think I'll be pretty happy with the final result by the looks of it.
    Cheers

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    You may find that to colour wash the rim smoothly it would be better moist which allows the colour to dry into the leather and stops the final finish being a streaky! then after 2 hours of drying reclean the leather and then conditon straight after - for a smooth to touch feel.

    You must tape up the stitching if you want to keep it white with a medium yield masking tape (anything stronger will pull more off) otherwise your edge of coat will not be consistant either.

    T.

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    Thanks Tim. I masked off the white thread very carefully (took a very long time) and have now finished the job.

    I'm really happy with the result as the wheel looks 100% better without looking too 'restored' or new.

    The thread has clearly become a little grubby over the years so is no longer bright white but still contrasts nicely against the black leather.

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    Picked up my B Pillar panels today which have been superbly recovered by The Ferrari Centre in Maidstone.

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    Will clip these back into place later today along with newly restored steering wheel.

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    B Pillar panels back in. I'm really happy with the re-trim job and panels are nice and secure now.
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    The new leather shows up some grime in the grain of the leather across the top bar. I had a brief go at cleaning it and it looks as though it will come up nicely once I can find an hour or so to do it properly.

    I took the car for an intended 30 min drive to get get everything up to temp as it may be the last sunny weekend for some time. Ended up being out for an hour and a half. What a car this is. I love it.

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    Hills steering wheel spacer turned up today. These come in 25 or 50mm and I've opted for the 50.

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    As I'm quite tall I need the seat as far back as possible which in turn means the steering wheel is a bit too much of a stretch away. I think this is going to make a big difference.

    I'll fit it at the weekend and report back

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    Don't forget that your stalks will be 50mm further away when its fitted - hence we sell mostly 25mm spacers, we run 75mm in the race car which makes using the stalks a 'hand off the steering wheel task).

    T.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkerSport View Post
    Don't forget that your stalks will be 50mm further away when its fitted - hence we sell mostly 25mm spacers, we run 75mm in the race car which makes using the stalks a 'hand off the steering wheel task).

    T.
    Ah - hadn't thought that one through... It's not going to work very well then is it. Ill ship if back to Hills and ask them to swap it. Luckily it's still in packaging.

    Thanks Tim

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