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Old 11-12-2020, 01:57 PM   #1
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What kind of primer and paint should I use on a repaired steering wheel?
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Old 11-12-2020, 03:59 PM   #2
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Primer may not be necessary unless there is bare metal involved or you need to fill minor imperfections but any good epoxy primer would hold up. I use single stage polyurethane paint. If it looks too shiny then use it a while. The shine will decrease with use.

I'd avoid putting on too many coats. It adds up pretty quick and makes the wheel grow.
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Old 11-12-2020, 04:22 PM   #3
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Hi Herb,

I used a two component primer. Then came the 2-component epoxy paint that is also used in this country for trucks. The result is still good after 1 year.
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Old 11-12-2020, 04:22 PM   #4
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Thin coats of primer and paint. I usually use epoxy primer an Enamel with a hardener.
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Old 11-12-2020, 08:06 PM   #5
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I had pretty good luck with Krylon rattle can "Fusion" It's designed for plastics.
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Old 11-13-2020, 09:37 AM   #6
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Wipe it down with a good paint prep or rubbing alcohol before painting. I did not use a primer and was happy with the results of using Black VHT engine paint... Chap
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Old 11-13-2020, 11:41 AM   #7
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I've had decent luck with acrylic lacquer . The cracks eventually come back , no matter what I use for a filler . For a good job , I've found it best to go ahead and replace the steering wheel with a new repro steering wheel .
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Old 11-13-2020, 12:08 PM   #8
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I repaired the broken, missing and cracked parts w/bondo, sanded, wiped it down w/alcohol and sprayed it with rattle can enamel. Looks good to my old eyes.
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Old 11-14-2020, 08:54 AM   #9
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I used bondo and it filled the cracks and gaps nicely .. After a fairly short time it became obvious that cracks had been repaired .
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Old 11-14-2020, 09:26 AM   #10
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I used bondo and it filled the cracks and gaps nicely .. After a fairly short time it became obvious that cracks had been repaired .
I had the same problem. Either the bondo shrunk or separated from the wheel. It went from very nice to very amateurish looking!
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Old 11-14-2020, 10:19 AM   #11
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I’ve used devcon epoxy for cracks and minor voids
Then used a two part paint
Actually DP 90 will work some like a glossy finish...I don’t
Clean it well whatever u use
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Old 11-14-2020, 10:52 AM   #12
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For the Early steering wheel I used Rustoleum red primer. I tested it against the original color wheel and it seemed to match perfectly.
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Old 11-14-2020, 10:58 AM   #13
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I use S.E.M.S rubber bumper paint, it looks good and holds up good.
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Old 11-14-2020, 06:23 PM   #14
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Anyone use JB Weld as a crack and chip filler?
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Old 11-14-2020, 06:37 PM   #15
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I’ve used JB
But like devcon better; either/or
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Old 11-15-2020, 12:01 PM   #16
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PB.7 A/B a good crack filler
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Old 11-15-2020, 06:37 PM   #17
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It would help if you mentioned which steering wheel you have. I have repaired red '28 wheels by filling cracks with Super Glue and fine dust from another red wheel. After that, I simply sanded the wheel and polished it with brown shoe polish.
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