Eastwood steering wheel restore kit - Impala Tech
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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-30-2014, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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Eastwood steering wheel restore kit

Has anyone tried this kit. Or repaired a wheel before.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-31-2014, 08:41 AM
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I have not but watched it being used to repair a steering wheel, vinyl padded dash and to repair the rubber bumper covers on more modern cars on an episode of Muscle Car PowerBlockTV. You can look it up and watch that episode on your computer. They looked like new once sanded and primed and painted again.

Also note how they used a good portion of the wheel to create a Plaster of Paris mold to recreate the texture at the gaps and cracks.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-01-2014, 08:54 AM
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Also check out the POR-15 products. The kit is a little pricey, but I believe you can buy the individual items you would need separately.

I've never repaired a Steering Wheel before, but have used many POR-15 products including the Epoxy Putty included in the kit they offer.

I found the stuff pretty amazing.

http://www.por15ofalabama.com/STEERI.../wsdindex.html

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-05-2014, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Bill

Thanks. I did see the YouTube video using the POR-15 stuff. Looked good.

I am looking forward to rebuild a wheel.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-10-2014, 11:11 AM
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Better late than never....

Check out "Nu-Metal" video on wheel repair.
no shrinking or cracking etc etc....
I have repaired several wheels in the past with numerous fillers ...all hold up well for a period of time and then cracking.....

I just ordered this Numetal epoxy and will try it on a biscayne steering wheel, hoping it works better than my old repairs...

Good luck.

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