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      11-11-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
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cleaning BMW steering wheels

How does everybody clean/condition their steering wheel?
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      11-11-2012, 07:33 PM   #2
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I have had success just spraying some Lexol or other leather cleaner and conditioners into an MF towel, wrapping it around the wheel, gripping it tightly and pulling it in one direction around the wheel. Works well to remove dirt and shine. It's important to condition afterwards because the leather seems dry afterward.
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      11-11-2012, 08:08 PM   #3
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The same Zymol Treat conditioner I apply to the seats also works very well on the steering wheel.

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      11-20-2012, 09:05 PM   #4
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I use the Leather cleaner i use to wipe down my seats.dash.ext i couldnt really give u a brand because every time I run out i try out a diffrent brand so far turrtle works pretty good but STINKS of a hour or so just crack ur window and stay away !!!!
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I use my bare hands to rub in my leather cleaner/conditioner. I've been using something from meguiars. Anyway I rub it in everywhere and let the leather absorb it in for a few hours or overnight then I'll give everything a wipe down with a MF towel. I do the same to the seats rubbing the conditioner in with my hands etc. it seems to work well and the stuff from meguiars smells ok.
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For quick cleanings just a wipe down with a microfiber towel, very slightly damp. For a more serious cleaning the Leatherique Prestine Clean and Leatherique Rejuvenator Oil combo is my preference. This formula is totally matte when you're finished so it doesn't feel slick or greasy. It's the same process and products I use for my seats too.

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I use a microfiber towel with Gliptone Liquid Leather cleaner and then conditioner.
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My car is over three years old from in-service date and the wheel still doesn't really have a shine to it. key has been to lexol clean and condition about every other month.
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Lexol Leather cleaner, followed by Lexol
Leather conditioner. Buff the conditioner
with microfiber lightly. Done.
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I just used Zaino Z-9 cleaner and Z-10 conditioner and they worked great.

Clean, dry and matte black. No shine or stickiness.
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I just used Zaino Z-9 cleaner and Z-10 conditioner and they worked great.

Clean, dry and matte black. No shine or stickiness.
+1 I find zaino to work best on the steering wheel
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For quick cleanings just a wipe down with a microfiber towel, very slightly damp. For a more serious cleaning the Leatherique Prestine Clean and Leatherique Rejuvenator Oil combo is my preference. This formula is totally matte when you're finished so it doesn't feel slick or greasy. It's the same process and products I use for my seats too.
I did this recently on a seriously dry steering wheel (AZ sun), but not irreparably damaged yet. I left the oil on for 3 days, car was in my garage, and the leather is like new now. I'll do it again once it's warm again, the oil likes higher temps to soak in. I also used Q-tips with warm water to clean the around the edges and the stitching (let it dry thoroughly), it's best to get it as clean as possible before oiling.
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