Exact Fit Steering Wheel Leather Wrap

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Re: Exact Fit Steering Wheel Leather Wrap

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auggiemize wrote: Tue May 14, 2019 10:27 am BobD, what did you use for "tape" on the innertube, or does it matter? Great idea. And thanks ct for the tip; I just ordered one. Their perf'd wrap also looks good, but red thread isn't me.
Also the perforated wrap does not come in the +/- sizing so you have to cut it to fit.
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Good to know, thanks...DV
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Bought one and put it on, thanks.
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ct06033 wrote: Tue May 14, 2019 2:25 pm
auggiemize wrote: Tue May 14, 2019 10:27 am BobD, what did you use for "tape" on the innertube, or does it matter? Great idea. And thanks ct for the tip; I just ordered one. Their perf'd wrap also looks good, but red thread isn't me.
Also the perforated wrap does not come in the +/- sizing so you have to cut it to fit.
I used Scotch Super 33+ Professional Grade on the innertube - I use it on the electrical stuff too. I don't think it will matter though once the cover is laced up. I used a 20" tube, so it has a good curve & cut it so it wasn't stretched.
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Thanks BobD!
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Should this get added to the tech wiki?

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Installed mine today and was very happy with the result. I will add though, I think the width is just slightly to wide for the late model wheel. So, while I was contemplating where to to get an inner tube and just what size, it dawned on me that I had just removed the perfect thickener: My old perforated lace up cover. I cut the molded in laces off and used a generous amount of electrical tape to secure it to the wheel. This made the new cover fit like a glove. You will however have a small budge about an inch wide where the laces were molded into the old cover. I centered it at the top, but might look better at the bottom.
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theunz wrote: Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:11 pm I will add though, I think the width is just slightly to wide for the late model wheel.
Yea, I suppose I should have mentioned, with the baseball stitch, i pulled it pretty tight and the cover overlaps inside the wheel by about 2mm which takes up some of that slack you all are seeing.
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I am not at my car - travelling with work. Has anyone measured the steering wheel? Overall diameter and grip diameter. Thanks!
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Sid, I measured 15 5/8" wheel diameter and 2 5/8" grip circumference when ordering my Wheelskin a few years ago:

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Thank you!
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I like it but don't like how the spokes stick through. I talked to a few upholstery places about doing a custom wrap and they either didn't work on wheels or wanted a crazy amount ($375)...
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