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Wayne Luepker
Sep 3rd, 2006, 08:22 AM
I have a three-month old Acura RL. The leather on the steering wheel installed at the factory is very slippery. Is there anything I can do to make it a little less slippery and more grippy? (The surface of the steering wheel on the BMW I owned before the Acura was just right.) Thanks.

Mikeyc
Sep 3rd, 2006, 08:57 AM
Was the leather slippery from the day you bought it or has it become slippery over time? Have you ever put anything on the steering wheel?

Wayne Luepker
Sep 3rd, 2006, 12:09 PM
From the day I bought it.

emaxxman
Sep 3rd, 2006, 04:43 PM
I have two Honda's with their factory-wrapped leather steering wheels. I have no idea what kind of leather they use but it must be coated with some sort of plastic/vinyl product. It is very slick.

The only thing you could possible do is apply some dedicated leather conditioner to it. I highly doubt it will soften up the leather but may leave some "stickiness". It's not ideal but unfortunately, it's probably as good as you can do.

The other alternative (which would be opposite of having factory installed leather) would be to get a steering wheel cover. The Honda leather steering wheel cover is less "plasticy and slippery". More like a leather jacket.

Wayne Luepker
Sep 3rd, 2006, 04:53 PM
Thanks. That's not good news, but it is very helpful. Have a nice holiday.