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Worn leather on steering wheel

The leather dye has worn off on areas of the steering wheel of a 2002 Mercedes, not a cheap wheel to relpace especially with the wood trim accents, can this be cleaned and dyed? all the leather is intact just the dye has worn off, looks terrible!! Thanks
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Check the detailing forum and search for leather or steering wheel. I'm relatively certain that Leatherique LTD. has a method and a dye that will help.

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Can you post a picture? I think it just might need to be deep cleaned. Are you a slob? Do you always eat/drink in your car?
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BUURPPP! No, I just purchased the car, with 121 K on it, I guess the PO had sweaty hands??
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I think if the driver has much cologne or aftershave on their hands this will happen too. I bought an E-class MB with almost 120,000 miles and the steering wheel looked pretty bad by then too.

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My 2001 W210 looks OK but...

My previous car a 2000 Avalon (I know) had the worn wheel leather issue. I found a high quality gray leather wheelskin that I had to hand lace on there tightly. It was hard to do neatly, but in the end it really looked quite nice ( i am picky). Way less than a new wheel!

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Once I determine the color of the leather I'm going to try to have it throughly cleaned conditioned then re-dyed. hey worth a shot, In the mean time I plan on talking to a few detailing shops as to their view on it.
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You should be able to tare off the leather and redo it with a fresh peice. A good clean down could also easily do the trick and cost far less.
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Any high end used car dealer can put you in touch with someone who will redye any leather to look OEM. It is done every day.
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Good idea on the used car dealer, thanks
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