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Old 07-08-2010, 09:56 PM   #1
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Anyone know the best way to keep the leather steering wheel in the Impreza in good condition? I haven't put anything on it since I do not want to make it slippery. What can I do to make sure it stays in really good condition?
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:05 PM   #2
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Meguair's Leather Cleaner/Conditioner. Keeps it soft, clean, and smells great too
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:07 PM   #3
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:11 PM   #4
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Old gear oil. I found this out after a trans service. Soft and smells so legit.
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:16 PM   #5
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A) leather steering wheel cover

B) second steering wheel in good shape from a wrecked car (rear end collision).

C) Leather shoe or jacket conditioner (might make it slippery and/or not be ok to have on your hands)
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:53 AM   #6
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Anyone know the best way to keep the leather steering wheel in the Impreza in good condition? I haven't put anything on it since I do not want to make it slippery. What can I do to make sure it stays in really good condition?
….cleanliness is key. Dirt/debris, oils, transfer, etc. collects over time and gets rubbed into the leather. A frequent, simple wipe down with a soft, water dampened towel will go a long way to keeping the steering wheel in good condition. I usually use an interior wipe-down product like Meguiars QID or 1Z CP to go over all of the surfaces but every 6 months or so would clean the wheel and other leather bits with about a 1:20 solution of Woolite/water and a soft bristle brush. ….rinsing thoroughly after with a water-dampened towel. It wasn’t until recently that I had another car with a full leather interior (seats, etc.), so I will likely be purchasing a couple of leather –specific products from someone like Leather Masters.
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:26 AM   #7
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Its good that you are worried about this because alot of people dont understand that the steering wheel does get ruined. The car I just bought (04 wrx) came with a steering wheel that is trashed. But a warm damp cloth will remove most debris build up from your hands and then follow it up with leather conditioner. That should keep your wheel looking good as new. Id do this about twice a month.
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:39 AM   #8
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Its good that you are worried about this because alot of people dont understand that the steering wheel does get ruined. The car I just bought (04 wrx) came with a steering wheel that is trashed. But a warm damp cloth will remove most debris build up from your hands and then follow it up with leather conditioner. That should keep your wheel looking good as new. Id do this about twice a month.
....there have been quite a few that have been trashed. My '03 WRX I had for 8 years (since new) still looked great however which I attributed to regular cleaning.
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:06 PM   #9
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Use the cleaner first, finish it with the conditioner. Easy, feels clean, looks great, not greasy.
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:55 PM   #10
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the leather on my SS is pretty rough. the shiny leather has worn off and and the fuzzier under leather is exposed in some areas....damn....
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:01 AM   #11
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:58 AM   #12
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Zaino Z9 to clean and Z10 "leather in a bottle" to condition.
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This thread has been dormant for a while, but used Zaino Z10 on all my leather (all I ever use); love the smell of being in an ole fashioned leather shop.

Not just on the steering wheel but the seats and the rest.

Only need a small amount and one 8 oz bottle last me about two years. Nothing smells better and IMO treats your leather any better.
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:21 AM   #14
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a proper cleaning with diluted APC will make short work of the clean up. then condition the leather with a quality leather care product, go back and re wipe with dry microfiber to ensure no excess conditioner is on the surface to make it slick,

for regular quick clean ups from (sneezing, coffee, unknown) a baby wipe will knock down 99% of messes in the least aggressive manor.
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