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Master-at-Arms
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The leather rimmed wheel on my 04 Dodge Ram has just about had it. I'm down to the white plastic wheel in a few spots because I've yet to find something to rewrap the wheel with. I've even considered golf club grip wrap or maybe some kind of tape. I hate the old fashioned type that have all the holes that get cord strung through them. Paracord maybe? Thanks.



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https://www.hotcouponworld.com/steering-wheel-cover/





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If you have the patience and time to install it:
http://wheelskins.com

Well worth the money. It will feel like it was made for the car. Long lasting too.

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I've been known to use tennis grip. Some of them are durable, cosmetically sufficient and sweat wicking. And reasonably priced.




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I am not a fan of steering wheel wraps.
I’d just buy a new wheel for $100
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0...2Fitm%2F273118089356


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If you have the patience and time to install it:
http://wheelskins.com

Well worth the money. It will feel like it was made for the car. Long lasting too.

Since 1977 and made in the USA


Yes.

Very nice. Make sure you measure correctly, especially older wheels with the "finger indentations" on the back side.

I put one on a 16" wheel on my skylark in about an hour, it is very tight and makes gripping the "skinny" wheel great.

It is not like the old spongy "tennis racket" wraps. (I hate how those feel, and they get all gummy in the summer)





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Don’t use tape. It makes a giant sticky mess in hot weather.




 
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Wheelskins. Just be sure that there are no debris, or leather chads from the holes stuck under the wrap before you stitch it up, or you can wear a hot spot from the raised junk.
 
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Thanks for all the quick reaponses guys. I considered a factory replacement, still a viable option. I think I may just go Wheel Skins since the product has some great reviews. Monkey, what year is that Buick? My first car was a '66 LeSabre with a 340 and the dash looks very similar.



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I bought a leather steering wheel kit for my Forester from Amazon and stitched it myself. It took me a couple hours from start to finish but if you take your time, you can get great results. I opted to not use the adhesive tape that came in the kit to make sure I got a truly smooth grip and to avoid any sticky mess if I ever needed to redo it at some point, but it is holding up really well and I think it looks great too, kind of an STi touch for my turbo Forester. Cool



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Nice stitching, that looks great. I'm not sure if I have the patience or skill to make it look that good.


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Thanks for all the quick reaponses guys. I considered a factory replacement, still a viable option. I think I may just go Wheel Skins since the product has some great reviews. Monkey, what year is that Buick? My first car was a '66 LeSabre with a 340 and the dash looks very similar.


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If you have the patience and time to install it:
http://wheelskins.com

Well worth the money. It will feel like it was made for the car. Long lasting too.

Since 1977 and made in the USA


I used one of those on my last vehicle. Outstanding quality. It just takes a bit of time to install properly.
 
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Nice stitching, that looks great. I'm not sure if I have the patience or skill to make it look that good.


Thanks! I really appreciate that! The leather piece is a nice thickness and comes pre-cut to perfect fit and the stitching holes are pre-marked too so it is just a matter of starting the thread, concentrating on the stitch pattern, and rinse and repeat. You also have to use a provided hard plastic spatula-like tool to help get the leather under the switch and silver trim bezels. I was apprehensive about getting the kit at first and it does take some patience to not cross thread the stiches and have to back track (did that a couple times), but the results were really satisfying. I've received lots of compliments on it and everyone at first thinks it was either factory installed or that it was done at a leather upholstery custom shop until I tell them and show them I did it. Then they are like. Eek Big Grin


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Thanks for the tip! Just the thing I needed for my ride:
 
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Tabitha actually did this to Brad, her Sentra she wrecked.



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Dtech, nice. Nice ride Sigmonkey.



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