How to Clean A Leather Steering Wheel


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Extra care should be taken with a real leather steering wheel, and the correct products should be selected for the job. I nearly always recommend a dedicated leather cleaner for this, as you want something that will clean and condition the leather. Something like Meguiars Gold Class Leather Cleaner should be fine for steering wheel cleaning, no need for getting a super expensive leather cleaner unless you have it already. ( Eg Colorlock – which may be more worth it for cleaning car seats etc ) For a cleaning tool, I would recommend a very soft detailing brush for agitation of the cleaner. ( You can also use a microfiber cloth if you don’t have a brush ) These soft brushes will be gentle on the surface material, while also having the ability to clean in and around the stitching of the leather.

Apply the leather cleaner/condition product to the end of your detailing brush and gently rub it into the surface of the leather. Brush thoroughly around the entire steering wheel until all of the wheel has been covered. No need to use excessive pressure, let the brush do the work.

Take a clean microfiber towel and remove any excess product from the surface of the wheel. Examine the wheel and check if the surface now has a matte appearance ( this will indicate whether it is clean or not ) Repeat step one if the wheel still has a shiny appearance. Tip – always make sure all product has been removed before driving the vehicle, as you don’t want to risk the steering wheel being slippery with any cleaner being left behind.
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Mr. Search
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Did we really need a write up on this?
This is pretty generic and easily searched on Google.

You could have also lumped all these different types of wheels into one post.