I have a really nasty and gnarly old Fordite steering wheel and just for fun, I wonder if anyone ever tried painting the ring with the flexible black paint for bumpers? Used it for years on 1970's rubber bumpers and it weathered brilliantly with a nice shine.
Just thinking out loud.
There were several postings last year about refinishing the Fordite steering wheels and many guys wet sand them with 1200 grit and it brings them back to life.
I did just that. I started with 220 and finished with a 400 wet sanding. I then used a Rustoluem Semi Gloss Black and it looks and feels great several year later. I really got tired of the Black Hands.
I remember reading those but flex paint is specifically designed for rubber surfaces...just was throwing it out there.
Sounds like a good idea. If I had a can on hand I'd try it on an old wheel. Any other potential uses? Old tires maybe. Just kidding. But then....
I just use black enamel on them. I don't like the way the original wheel gets sticky when damp from dew or sweat.
The flexible paint for plastic is just normal paint with a flexing agent added to allow the paint to bend when it would normally crack.
The steering wheel is far too firm for flexible paint to be of any use