How to Clean a Wooden Steering Wheel


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Natural wood steering wheels can crack easily, especially when exposed to a lot of moisture, so cleaning steering wheels of this type using a lot of solution is not recommended. In this case, I would recommend misting a small bit of water or interior detailer directly onto a microfiber cloth and just gently wipe the wood. Be careful with the force used as putting too much pressure on the surface may end up scratching the finish of the wood. Some people recommend using wood polish to keep the wood looking good, but as I mentioned above ,I would generally stay away from anything that has the potential to make the steering wheel slippery.


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Dawn mixed with water and a common shop rag have worked for decades...
Did we really need a write up on this?

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