View Full Version : What to use on leather wrapped stearing wheel?

Oct 12th, 2005, 05:57 AM
The only leather in my car is the stearing wheel but I want to keep it protected and in good shape. What should I use? Thanks in advance!

Oct 12th, 2005, 06:02 AM
Wel i will tell you what I do and most probably won't agree with it but I have yet to have any problems with it. I really don't apply any product to my leather steering wheel because i don't want that "slip" feel to it incase I need to take action while out on the road or just being able to simply maintain my vehicle without my hands slipping from some dressing product. I am sure there are some here who do though and that again is your own choice. What I do though is clean the wheel by taking one of those Clorox Wipes and rubbing the wheel down good and you can see the dirt coming right off on to the wipe. It doesn't leave a slick feeling and the wheel even feels clean. I don't though go through more than one wipe because I fear that the bit of clorox that is in the cloth would dry out the leather and I don't wish for that to happen. I also just do this maybe once every two to three months since my hands don't get that dirty. I use the Meguiar's Gold Class leather conditioner from time to time to keep the leather moist and not dried out. Just my views on it.


Oct 12th, 2005, 06:12 AM
For just a leather wheel, the Gold CLass leather Wipes should be ok for mild cleaning and conditioning.

I have used them, and/with the spray, with great results on many leather items, including wheel, seats, briefcase, baseball gloves, etc.

Much as with a dashboard treatment, I like to wipe on, let sit for a minute or two, then buff off excess.

Deep cleaning will certainly need something stonger, either a clorox wipe, APC diluted, etc. Just condition again after using a stong cleaner.

Oct 12th, 2005, 06:13 AM
I also use the GC leather cleaner/conditioner, nothing else. Wheel is not slippery and looks great.

Tom MacDonald
Oct 12th, 2005, 06:19 AM
I too recommend that you be very careful of what you use on the steering wheel and the shifter knob (leather). To just maintain the surface you can use Quik Interior Detail or just a warm moist towel. This will help to keep these surfaces clean and maintained. The steering wheel leather and the shifter knob are done differently then leather seats. It is almost like a painted on color to this leather surface. This is due to the wear and tear that occur on these surfaces. Oils from the skin and hands can be hard on leather over time. To clean the surface if QID or water does not work, would be our Rich Leather Aloe Cleaner.


Shiny Lil Detlr
Oct 12th, 2005, 06:26 AM
Personally, I use my steam cleaner (Ultra Steam Shark) to clean the wheel, and "dress" it with QID.

The wheel usually needs steaming on a monthly basis, sometimes a week or two longer. I try not to get it too dirty, by washing my hands before I go out to drive whenever possible.

Oct 12th, 2005, 06:52 AM
Originally posted by amg/md
I also use the GC leather cleaner/conditioner, nothing else. Wheel is not slippery and looks great.

Ditto....and it looks great !