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steering wheel gunk removal

i dunno if it's just dirt build up over time or what but my steering wheel on all cars i have owned has got this build up and when its really humid it gets all sticky and nasty. whats the best way to get this stuff off.

i know somebody has had this stuff before.
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Lurkin,

Can you describe the build-up a little more, just to make sure we get you the proper solution? If it is just regular dirt build-up and nothing too severe, you should be able to get it off with a good all-purpose cleaner or interior cleaner.

If any of the steering wheels are leather-wrapped, be sure to use an interior cleaner that is safe for leather surfaces.

Hope this helps and let us know how you make out:Thumbup: .

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Lurkin,

Can you describe the build-up a little more, just to make sure we get you the proper solution? If it is just regular dirt build-up and nothing too severe, you should be able to get it off with a good all-purpose cleaner or interior cleaner.

If any of the steering wheels are leather-wrapped, be sure to use an interior cleaner that is safe for leather surfaces.

Hope this helps and let us know how you make out:Thumbup: .

-Dale
i really dont know. i know its black and really isnt a problem untill it gets moist.
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ok here is a pic. i been scrubbing on it and some of it is comming off but it aint easy. i know others has this problem too. :shrug:
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That looks like a leather wheel. Try hitting it with some leather conditioner. Chris

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looks like the same crud that was on my mustang steering wheel.. I just took a wet wash cloth and put it around there and grabbed each end and pulled back and forth to get it all off... :shrug:

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I had that problem here in NC when it gets REALLY humid. I would just use some all purpose cleaner and it would take care of it for a while. It would always come back though...I don't know why.

Oops, I see your from NC...I guess you know about the humidity already...
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degreaser works good and doesent hurt the leather, dirty hands cause the gunk buildup from the oils in ur hands, it happens
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