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Any ideas to soften up steering wheel

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk6 - New Ibiza' started by AndreasSweden, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. AndreasSweden

    AndreasSweden Member

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    Hi!
    I’m getting my new car in a few days but my initial feeling when touching the ”leather wrapped” steering wheel was that it felt like plastic. My question is if anyone has an idea of how to perhaps soften it up a bit?
    Will leather balm make any difference?
    Thanks a bunch!
     
  2. José Silva

    José Silva Full Member

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    Use nivea in a cloth small amount because of the holes in the leather, its what I use and it will make the skin smoother
     
  3. AndreasSweden

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    Hi!
    Great tip!
    I'll try it once I get my car.
    Have a nice evening!
     
  4. José Silva

    José Silva Full Member

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    I put some photos of the steering wheel I do not know if it is possible to see how the leather is.
    upload_2019-1-13_17-38-3.jpeg upload_2019-1-13_17-38-46.jpeg
     
    #4 José Silva, Jan 13, 2019
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  5. Bedlam

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    So how slippery is that on first drive......not very safe I am thinking
     
  6. Jaco2k

    Jaco2k AWD FTW

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    Isn't shinny leather some 80's thing? ;)
     
  7. José Silva

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    It does not slip, put a little on the skin of the handbrake to see if you like it.
     
  8. José Silva

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    It does not shines it was because of the lamp. The idea its to stay with a normal aspect but the leather must be soft and smooth.
     
  9. ayrshiredude

    ayrshiredude Full Member

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    Can't say I've ever had a problem with the stearing wheel. No different to any other car I've driven. Personally I think it feels fine.
     

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