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Username Post: Steering Wheel - Sticky Surface        (Topic#347235)
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Loc: Sonora, California
Reg: 12-11-05
09-20-17 10:30 AM - Post#2708235    

I have a 1970 Chevy c10 - the steering wheel (original) ends up sticky on the black surface - worse when it gets hot. Some sort of substance ends up on my hands - not good.

I tried cleaners with no luck. Seems strange - it's as if it's bleeding....

Any input would be appreciated. Ecklers

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Loc: Muskegon, MI, USA
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09-21-17 04:51 PM - Post#2708426    
    In response to paragon

I have not had this happen, (we currently have 11 69-72 trucks with original wheels and none of them have this problem)!

You might try posting your question on the paint and body work forum.


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Loc: Montana
Reg: 12-04-02
09-21-17 08:27 PM - Post#2708462    
    In response to paragon

I have not seen that problem on any wheels older than 72 (I have 4). But I have had that problem with 73 and newer. I don't know a cure. I have used different cleaners with only temporary success. It happened on my 74 GMC, 74 Chevelle Laguna S+3, 79 Blazer and 79 El Camino. I put a wheel cover on the El Camino.

1964 SS 409/340 4 spd, bought new Oct '63 from Ken Boggs Chevrolet, Geraldine, Montana

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Loc: San Francisco, CA
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09-21-17 11:37 PM - Post#2708470    
    In response to 64ss409

Are these wheels painted? If yes, you could try paint stripper.

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive. Ecklers

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