Peeling Leather on Steering Wheel

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Old 26 Dec 2004, 10:18 pm   #1 (permalink)
Ibrahim
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Hi everyone;

Long time!

Recently I noticted the leather on my 2002 Camry's steering wheel
"scratched" at 2 locations. The scratches look like knife tracks; with
about 5 of those at each location. This came with the cold weather
here in Chicago.

Any ideas how to fix this?
This got worried about the leather seats as well. Do I need to apply a
certain product to them? I'm *not* looking for those rust/stain
proofing services.

Thanks

--Ibrahim

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Old 26 Dec 2004, 11:03 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Is it under warranty? If yes bring it back to the dealer. Any chance
someone used Windex on the windshield and got spray on the leather? The
alcohol and or ammonia can damage the leather. I did that once and fixed
the problem by using a lot of leather conditioner on the steering wheel.
But the leather was more like sticky.... not scratched, before I fixed it.


"Ibrahim" <i.hamed@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi everyone;
>
> Long time!
>
> Recently I noticted the leather on my 2002 Camry's steering wheel
> "scratched" at 2 locations. The scratches look like knife tracks; with
> about 5 of those at each location. This came with the cold weather
> here in Chicago.
>
> Any ideas how to fix this?
> This got worried about the leather seats as well. Do I need to apply a
> certain product to them? I'm *not* looking for those rust/stain
> proofing services.
>
> Thanks
>
> --Ibrahim
>



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Old 26 Dec 2004, 11:45 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Art;

Now that I think of it, Windex or some other glass cleaner might have
gotten to the steering wheel at the car wash.

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Old 27 Dec 2004, 12:32 am   #4 (permalink)
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On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 05:03:46 GMT, "Art"
<begunaNOSPAMPLEASE@mindspring.com> wrote:

>Is it under warranty? If yes bring it back to the dealer. Any chance
>someone used Windex on the windshield and got spray on the leather? The
>alcohol and or ammonia can damage the leather. I did that once and fixed
>the problem by using a lot of leather conditioner on the steering wheel.
>But the leather was more like sticky.... not scratched, before I fixed it.
>

I too have had sucess in keeping the leather pliant by using leather
cleaners and leather conditioners. I have used them on seats,
steering wheels, and shifters. Both Lexol and Zymol have worked fine
for me.
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Old 27 Dec 2004, 07:17 am   #5 (permalink)
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Check leatherique.com
One of the few products that can actually restore damaged leather.

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Old 27 Dec 2004, 11:23 am   #6 (permalink)
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On 26 Dec 2004 20:18:23 -0800, "Ibrahim" <i.hamed@gmail.com> wrote:

>Hi everyone;
>
>Long time!
>
>Recently I noticted the leather on my 2002 Camry's steering wheel
>"scratched" at 2 locations. The scratches look like knife tracks; with
>about 5 of those at each location. This came with the cold weather
>here in Chicago.
>
>Any ideas how to fix this?
>This got worried about the leather seats as well. Do I need to apply a
>certain product to them? I'm *not* looking for those rust/stain
>proofing services.
>
>Thanks
>
>--Ibrahim


You'll get as many opinions about leather maintenance products as you
will about politics. They all seem about the same to me. I use a
leather conditioning product made by Armorall on my Caddy. IMHO, it's
as good as any other I've used or seen used. Others will swear by
Lexol or Leatherique or any one of an assortment of others.
FWIW
YMMV
DFB




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Old 28 Dec 2004, 07:10 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Saturate it with leather conditioner and see if that fixes it. Worked for
me.


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> Thanks Art;
>
> Now that I think of it, Windex or some other glass cleaner might have
> gotten to the steering wheel at the car wash.
>



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Old 28 Dec 2004, 07:12 pm   #8 (permalink)
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I find them all good too. Some brag that they are natural but that is a
joke since leather goes thru a very tough manufacturing process. I liked
the old Armoral leather cleaner/conditioner that seems to be discontinued
but others are just as good.


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> On 26 Dec 2004 20:18:23 -0800, "Ibrahim" <i.hamed@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>Hi everyone;
>>
>>Long time!
>>
>>Recently I noticted the leather on my 2002 Camry's steering wheel
>>"scratched" at 2 locations. The scratches look like knife tracks; with
>>about 5 of those at each location. This came with the cold weather
>>here in Chicago.
>>
>>Any ideas how to fix this?
>>This got worried about the leather seats as well. Do I need to apply a
>>certain product to them? I'm *not* looking for those rust/stain
>>proofing services.
>>
>>Thanks
>>
>>--Ibrahim

>
> You'll get as many opinions about leather maintenance products as you
> will about politics. They all seem about the same to me. I use a
> leather conditioning product made by Armorall on my Caddy. IMHO, it's
> as good as any other I've used or seen used. Others will swear by
> Lexol or Leatherique or any one of an assortment of others.
> FWIW
> YMMV
> DFB
>
>
>
>
> "When a legislature undertakes to proscribe the exercise of a citizen's
> constitutional rights it acts lawlessly and the citizen can take matters
> into
> his own hands and proceed on the basis that such a law is no law at all."
> - Justice William O. Douglas



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Old 28 Dec 2004, 08:30 pm   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone. I really appreciate your input.

--Ibrahim

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