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Need tips on dealing with damaged leather

The usual story with used cars: damaged upholstery. In my case it's the driving wheel leather having a coarse spot at the top side, very much visible and irritating. What can be done?
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Re: Need tips on dealing with damaged leather

[QUOTE][What can be done? /QUOTE]

You can try using a quality leather cream/restorer. The small 3 tubes used for shoes aren't much good - you need something decent. Saddle leather dressing is excellent for leather seats etc..
https://www.thesaddleryshop.co.uk/sc...ed-condtioners

You can also look at 'Woolies' who have been supplying leather renovation kits and trim to the classic car scene for donkeys years:
http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/
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Thanks! I'll try to find similar leather care products in our local stores, because I don't live in the UK and experimenting with products shipped from there would be costly for me.
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Re: Need tips on dealing with damaged leather

You may want to consider going to some of your local leather or car upholstery shop and seeing what their estimates or recommendations are. The problem you are describing should not be that expensive to fix.

Did you ever end up finding a solution?
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You may want to consider going to some of your local leather or car upholstery shop and seeing what their estimates or recommendations are. The problem you are describing should not be that expensive to fix.

Did you ever end up finding a solution?
I was unable to find a specialized local shop so far. Still looking.
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Re: Need tips on dealing with damaged leather

Use a hair dryer (carfully..!!) to heat up the spot, and than use a good leather conditioner.
If this doesn't help, you have to live with it, I'm afraid...

https://www.petzoldts.de/shop/Lederp...36-p-2415.html

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Use a hair dryer (carfully..!!) to heat up the spot, and than use a good leather conditioner.
What if I just use the wheel heating instead? The car has this feature.
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Not going to work, not enough heat on the spot you want it..
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Re: Need tips on dealing with damaged leather

Are you sure it's a leather wheel?
From the picture it looks rather more like a rubber/plastic kind
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Are you sure it's a leather wheel?
From the picture it looks rather more like a rubber/plastic kind
It has to be. It feels like leather on touch, and it has stitches and everything. Also, the specifications say "Premium Wrapped Steering Wheel" and I imagine that should mean leather-wrapped.
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Here's the photo of the whole wheel. Maybe it will represent the material better.
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Leather all right.
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Here's the photo of the whole wheel. Maybe it will represent the material better.
Are yeah looks a lot more like leather in that then just the small part at the top
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Re: Need tips on dealing with damaged leather

I use products from Mother's and they have always been great to me. Also there is a company called Furniture Clinic that have local agents which will help you so that you can buy the right stuff or get them to sort it out for you. They do leather sofa repairs etc and they are on Facebook etc.
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I use products from Mother's and they have always been great to me. Also there is a company called Furniture Clinic that have local agents which will help you so that you can buy the right stuff or get them to sort it out for you. They do leather sofa repairs etc and they are on Facebook etc.
OP is in Lithuania...
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