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Do NOT use hand cleaner to clean your leather steering wheel!

I kept forgetting to post this (for 5+ years) LOL

I got oil paint on my steering wheel back in the summer of 2005. I used that orange hand cleaner to get it off. While it worked well, it also made the leather shrink and stretch...
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What was the name of the cleaner?

Got any pictures of what it did to the wheel?
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vs:

the new one:

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looks totaly normal to me, mines identical.
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Mine looks like that anyways lol
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after 17 years, mine did it on its own.
but good to see you got it swapped out.
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That looks like normal aging.

But yes, a new one looks a lot better.
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Turtle ice FTW

Whys your truck gutted?
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No offence to the OP, but DUH!!!! its made for hands, not leather steering wheels
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after looking at the properties of the pics, of the big pictures I first posted, they were taken in November 04... truck was 3 months old and looked like that.

On the flip side, the 'new' steering wheel
came off a truck with 6,000 miles on it, and I myself put 5K on it and it still looks way better than the 'post hand cleaner' effect
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The new wheel is nice regardless
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Turtle ice FTW

Whys your truck gutted?
cause i put my stock seats out for the trash, and upgraded to heated/power leather seats
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