After looking for a year or so for a good solid original Ford steering wheel for my loooooong delayed 1923 Runabout project, I bought a new maple wheel from Macs along with the four little stainless screws made to use with the wooden wheels.
Now I need to finish the wheel to make it look like the Fordite original with some sort of paint that will stick to the wheel and not my hands. Any ideas? Should it be primed with something first? I'm thinking a semi-gloss like chassis black might be best as the Fordite was not glossy and a gloss might be slippery in the summer heat.
Paint a wood steering wheel like you'd paint any wood. I like Kover Stain as a primer. Brush it on, let dry an hour and sand with 220 paper. Then give it a coat of flat or semi gloss black, let it dry, sand with 320 and re-coat.
What sort of paint do you use over the Kover Stain? I have been told that the primer and pain must be compatible.