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Question Steering Wheel restoration for W108,109,111's what to use?

Its been made apparent that restoration for a classic steering wheel consists of filling in the cracks and repainting. So what do you recommend to fill those cracks, I was thinking JB weld, since its sandable, pliable and paintable..

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They just did this on an episode of Wheeler Dealers USA, where the British guys buy old classics and return to England to sell them on. I don't remember the vehicle they did the repair on, but the episodes have been airing all week so if anyone else knows you may be able to use the episode as a tutorial.

Also, if you paint you will need to clear coat so it doesn't wear straight away but I've heard that professional shops instead use a rubberized or flex agent in the paint to allow it to be more durable for steering wheel use. The original wheels were solid cast material so paint wear wasn't a concern. Some people have had success by bleaching their wheels white to rid the small cracks showing up but this only works if you don't have big cracks to fill.


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Look at Eastwood.

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Try epoxy. Cheap from auto parts stores and strong as heck. It's sandable and can be primed also...
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