I always thought if I built a speedster to go with my ‘17, I’d string-wrap the steering wheel. Well, found a roll of string in the toolbox and decided to try it on my ‘32 Chevy wheel. Kind of a tedious job, but I like the result. Just need to tone down the string color a bit. Dare I ask for comments?
Is it just string wrapped around the wheel or is the string coated with something (varnish, lacquer, etc.)? I imagine it would last a lot longer if coated.
Henry, At this point it's string wrapped around the wheel. I'm open to comments on applying some sort of coating to improve the look and make it last longer, but for now it's just string. Joe
I have an Indian Junior Scout with a string wrapped throttle. Unvarnished....the years of sweat and oil keep the wrap tight.
I used several coats of varnish and sanded between coats to get the texture that I like on my speedster. It gives a nice feel to the wheel.
How long a roll does it take?
George, I’ll probably let it age before attempting to coat it. James, That looks great. Thanks for the advice.
John, I used up a big spool of string wrapping mine, way more than I thought I’d need. Unfortunately, it came out of a drawer in my toolbox without a label, so no info on length. Other members will have better info.