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Old 01-09-2010, 06:46 PM
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Any tricks to install a steering wheel cover?

I just bought my Dad a genuine leather steering wheel cover that is supposed to be a universal fit. It's not going on easy and he's scared he's going to rip the stitching if he pulls too hard.

Anybody know any tricks to get them on???
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:51 PM
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try to heat it up with a hairdryer to relax the leather
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cussing helps also lol
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We tried that already. Wasn't good enough

Bout to just cut the thing and sew it on!!!
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We tried that already. Wasn't good enough

Bout to just cut the thing and sew it on!!!
yeah don't do that, just heat it up and it will relax the leather and it will be easier to work with
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just keep working it. start on the top and move around. it took me 10 mins to get mine on. keep in mind they are designed to stay tight because its your steering wheel. people can die if it isnt done right
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Just like all the guys said, heat it, cuss a lot, heat it, cuss a lot and so on and it eventuallt will go on. Some of them are a b@*%$ but eventually you will get it
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is this a stitch on cover?
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:01 PM
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No...It's actually a .."cough!" Washsington Redskins cover I bought at a Sports Fan retail shop. It's just a universal fit cover. It is genuine leather though; actually really nice. I paid a little bit for it.

I appreciate the input. Plan is to heat and cuss until we get it. I'm pretty sure we can exchange it if it rips in the process. Thanks.
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Is wetting it an option? Leather will really stretch when its wet and then shrink tight when it drys. Just a thought. Either that or wipe some LEXOL leather cleaner on it and squeeze it on while it's still damp.
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I probably would not wet the cover since it will become slippery and more difficult. I really had to pull quite a bit while working it on, very tough on the bottom. Be sure you have it centered when you start because it will be a b**tch to try to align when you get it on.

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You can see mine on the left. I to though it was going to rip. Good luck...
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Damn! That's quite a ****pit set up you have there jdruzik. Do you have a pilot's license to fly that thing?

And the problem with the wheel cover is - it's Washington Redskins cover!

How bout them Cowboys!

PS - apparently the site will not allow the legitimate aircraft term ****pit, note the asterisks, so please subsitute the term 'flight deck" above.
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:54 PM
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I got so pissed off i cut it up and thru it in the garbage!!!!!!!!!!!
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Dang I never had that much problem with them, I also live down in the south where it is always pretty warm
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I agree with the flight deck comment above very cool. I bet when you go through a drive though you get alot of comments eh? haha

Just keep going I remember trying to get that bottom lip on, it was like 3inches away from the wheel and I kept thinking WTF am I doing this is too small. It goes on eventually.
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