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Old Jul 15th, 2004, 02:47 AM
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How to repair tear in leather steering wheel?

Hi all,

I noticed yesterday after taking my Mini in for service that there was a little tear in the cover of the multifunction steering wheel. The defect looks sort of like what happens to your skin when you pop a blister. I'm sure you can picture it (sorry!) I asked my wife if she'd noticed it before yesterday (thinking perhaps that the service people had caused it) and she confessed that she'd done with her thumbnail -- she tends to pick absently at the wheel while driving. I was pretty bummed 'cuz this car is my baby and I keep her in better shape than any car I've ever owned.

So, I'm assuming that the cover is leather so using something like Crazy Glue is probably out (I used some of that stuff in attempting to repair an old pair of mocassins and it caused the leather to heat up and actually start to smoke!) Does anyone know of a good method of repairing leather of this kind?

Thanks in advance,

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Old Jul 16th, 2004, 10:17 PM
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I asked my wife if she'd noticed it before yesterday (thinking perhaps that the service people had caused it) and she confessed that she'd done with her thumbnail -- she tends to pick absently at the wheel while driving.

Would that be your soon-to-be-EX-wife? Or will you make her wear mittens while driving from now on?

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Old Jul 17th, 2004, 03:44 AM
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Would that be your soon-to-be-EX-wife? Or will you make her wear mittens while driving from now on?

Hey now -- no, this is my otherwise flawless wife. I did suggest mittens, however.

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Check with a leather store, they'd know.

Might I suggest a decent steering wheel cover. I always put one on my cars for just this reason.
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Hi all,

I noticed yesterday after taking my Mini in for service that there was a little tear in the cover of the multifunction steering wheel. The defect looks sort of like what happens to your skin when you pop a blister. I'm sure you can picture it (sorry!) I asked my wife if she'd noticed it before yesterday (thinking perhaps that the service people had caused it) and she confessed that she'd done with her thumbnail -- she tends to pick absently at the wheel while driving. I was pretty bummed 'cuz this car is my baby and I keep her in better shape than any car I've ever owned.

So, I'm assuming that the cover is leather so using something like Crazy Glue is probably out (I used some of that stuff in attempting to repair an old pair of mocassins and it caused the leather to heat up and actually start to smoke!) Does anyone know of a good method of repairing leather of this kind?

Thanks in advance,

Mark



How did you repair your wheel in the end? I've just bought a mini second hand, multifunctional - but its looking really tattered and in need of a bit of TLC.. any suggestions for me?
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Really I wouldn't bother repairing as they are cheaper for a second hand good one than having a trimmer repair it! What year is your mini mpemburn?
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