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My steering wheel was looking a little worn after 149,000 miles. There were a few places where the color was wearing off. A few months ago, I thought I should protect it from further wear by using a slip on steering wheel cover like you might cover a seat to protect it because I hope to keep the benz for another 10+ years. I took it off today while I was conditioning the leather inside the vehicle and it has totally destroyed the steering wheel. It is all cracked and rough. It looks like it has been left outside for 5 years in the sun.

I am bummed at my stupid mistake. Hopefully this post will keep someone else from making the same mistake.

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CA300E - 4/13/2006 4:33 AM

My steering wheel was looking a little worn after 149,000 miles. There were a few places where the color was wearing off. A few months ago, I thought I should protect it from further wear by using a slip on steering wheel cover like you might cover a seat to protect it because I hope to keep the benz for another 10+ years. I took it off today while I was conditioning the leather inside the vehicle and it has totally destroyed the steering wheel. It is all cracked and rough. It looks like it has been left outside for 5 years in the sun.

I am bummed at my stupid mistake. Hopefully this post will keep someone else from making the same mistake.

[:(]
What did you cover the steering wheel with?

Why don't you look at the link below?

These covers may just be the ticket for you.

http://www.performanceproducts4benz.com/productpage.aspx?pid=109130&name=Wheelskin+Leather+Cover
 

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http://www.performanceproducts4benz.com/productpage.aspx?pid=109130&name=Wheelskin+Leather+Cover
A friend of mine has this product & it looks great!
 

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It was a leather cover but a slip on. It seems to have a rubber backing on the inside so I suspect the chemicals in the rubber caused a problem. It is shocking to look at all grey, cracked and stiff. It really looks abused. Maybe I will take some photos before covering it up.

I will have to get one of these laced covers. Thanks for the link.
 

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I bought one of those from them and it looks and feels great. You just have to make sure you tighten that thread.[:D] It's a little hard to see but here's a pic of mine.
 

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CA300E - 4/13/2006 11:38 AM

It was a leather cover but a slip on. It seems to have a rubber backing on the inside so I suspect the chemicals in the rubber caused a problem. It is shocking to look at all grey, cracked and stiff. It really looks abused. Maybe I will take some photos before covering it up.

I will have to get one of these laced covers. Thanks for the link.
Glad to be of help!!! And if you join the Mercedes Club of America you get 15% discount on everything you buy from Performance Products.
 
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