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    Did I ruin my steering wheel?

    I was cleaning the steering wheel with Leatherique and this happened. Look at the top of the wheel. Is this gunk or did I ruin it?
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    When a wheel gets worn like that, you will need to re-dye it using a leather dye. Apply several applications, and be sure to buff it out afterwards, that should make it look as good as new.
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    It was worn before you cleaned it. Its due for a re-wrap unless you want to live with the wear.

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    Just send it off for a re-wrap and thank yourself later. Dallas Custom Steering Wheel and COBY wheel do a great job for a fair price. Turnaround is usually within a week or two.
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    Yeah I re wrapped a wheel and it felt SOOOOO much better. Definitely get it done!

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