There is a lot of cracking and peeling paint on my fordite steering wheel. How can I remove this paint safely? Will paint thinner or something like that harm the fordite? It is removed from the spider.
Figured I'd make this a separate topic from my other thread so people can find this information easier.
I happened to have a broken piece of Fordite laying around and lacquer thinner doesn't seem to hurt it. I would start with that, then sand and polish the Fordite as usual.
Ok, thanks. Got to see where I've got some stored...
I cleaned my wheel up with lacquer thinner. Then used wet sandpaper starting with 400 grit to remove scratches. Then wound up with 1200 grit.
Polished it with auto wax.
First of all, never paint a Fordite steering wheel. With lots of patience you should be able to get that paint off. I see late steering wheels all the time on ebay.
I can definitely tell why you should never paint em! Lol
The person before me painted it I suppose.
So, what do you do to prevent your hands getting black when driving in the rain ... ? I usually wear white leather gardening gloves when driving mine for three reasons ... keeps my hands clean, gives me a better grip and makes my hand signals easier for other drives to see.
On really humid days or when I am caught in the ring my hands turn black too. Any options to seal it?
I have not had any experience with it, but have you tried waxing? As I was reading on how to clean it I've seen some people saying more cleaning and then wax...
I wax the steering wheel often. My hands still get a little black. Like Mark I usually try to wear gloves.
I wonder if the Fordite wheels residue rubbed off when they were new. Maybe age and slow degrading of the material used causes it.
Seems like there was someone who made a run of black T wheels that came out pretty good and looked identical.