My old steering wheel/cover...
Torn and damaged wood wheel I had laying around. I sanded the wood section and prepped it for paint.
I originally wanted the wood grain to show thru. So instead of spend countless hours removing the factory varnish...and stain the wood veneer. I just spayed it with 2 coats of Niteshades tail light tint.
I changed my mind on the whole "tinted wood" idea, because it would be out of place IMO...since everything else is solid black. SO that's what I did.
I used a 2 part autograde clear coat (PPG). Spray paint wouldn't hold up to continuous traffic. The clear layed down PERFECT and I don't even need to wetsand/buff it. No orange peel.
Restitched some good leather unto the wheel.
Small gap between the new wheel and the new leather. I coulda lived with it.
Small piece of flexible 1/8 chrome strip
Measuring the strip to fit. Will look great with my chrome shifter.
Leather was trimmed, so the strip would sit flush. Then it was glued into place.
removing the steering wheels
Just need to clean/condition the leather a bit.