Steering Wheel Alcantara

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  1. Boss2458

    Boss2458 TMO Intermediate

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    What are you guys using to care for the Boss's Alcantara? The seats are holding up great but the steering wheel is starting to get a bit matted. I may be proactive and order a new wheel for down the road while they're still available.

    Anyone got a tip to keeping it good shape?

    Steve
     
  2. Chriss_302

    Chriss_302 TMO Intermediate

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    Steve,

    You might want to check out AMMONYC.com. I use their AMMO Shag along with their brush.
     
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    VoodooBoss Rick Moderator

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    I used a clean cotton towel dampened and just wipe it off. You'll be surprised how much dirt will come off. :eek:
     
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  4. Boss2458

    Boss2458 TMO Intermediate

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    Rick,
    Oddly enough - never thought os "just" that. I'll give it a go.
     
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    I've used a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and a towel. Be prepared to get grossed out.....
     
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  6. TymeSlayer

    TymeSlayer Tramps like us, Baby we were born to run...

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    Magic Eraser works great but be gentle. It also works well on small scratches on the interior plastic panels of your car.
     
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    captdistraction Not necessarily the Stig

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    to make it like new:

    1) take a toothbrush, and brush the whole thing while dry to remove any loose dirt/skin cells/etc
    2) take a wrung just damp cloth (optionally can use a squeeze of lemon should there be heavier soiling) and pat/gently rub the wheel
    3) pat dry with a dry cloth
    4) restore the nap with a toothbrush

    This will get it like new, takes 5 minutes. That said, the first day or so after the nap can feel a bit stiff but will return to its normal softness after normal handling very quickly.
     
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    Here is my procedure. I use Griots interior cleaner. https://www.griotsgarage.com/product/interior+cleaner.do

    I get a clean white cloth and soak a portion of it.
    Next I wrap the towel around the wheel and do a sawing action to get the grime and rejuvenate the Alcantara.
    After I am done with that I take a dry rag and wipe the wheel down.
    Lastly, I take a soft plastic bristle brush and wipe the material until I am happy with the final result.

    I just did mine today and it looks pretty new and I have about 39xxx miles in it.
     
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    DEye You can't get there from here...

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    Gentle cleaning with a Pink Perl eraser does a good job as well.

    Don
     
  10. Boss2458

    Boss2458 TMO Intermediate

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    Excellent - I use Griots pretty exclusively. Will try this with the interior cleaner.

     
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