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Username Post: Steering Wheel showing its age        (Topic#364547)
Chuck B 
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Posts: 7

Reg: 01-29-21
03-07-21 08:33 AM - Post#2815703    

My 72 Blazer original Steering Wheel has developed cracks and gaps in the Plastic Rim. Is there a way to repair the Wheel, or just live with it, or get e new one?



 


overcamd 
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Posts: 19

Reg: 08-08-10
04-03-21 02:37 PM - Post#2817400    
    In response to Chuck B

There are aftermarket ones available. Standard diameter and another that's a couple of inches smaller. Be warned. They aren't cheap. I'm still driving on the one that was split when I bought the truck over 20 years ago.



 
Chuck B 
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Posts: 7

Reg: 01-29-21
05-16-21 09:15 PM - Post#2820034    
    In response to overcamd

No repairs? Thanks




 
Mel Foye 
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Mel Foye
Reg: 09-29-00
05-18-21 10:13 PM - Post#2820174    
    In response to Chuck B

New are available but Eastwood used to have a kit to do it. Be sure to get the wheel super clean.



 
doubleE 
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Posts: 3892

Loc: Eagan MN
Reg: 06-02-03
06-16-21 03:17 PM - Post#2821688    
    In response to Mel Foye

I too have a 72 (C10) with cracks in the steering wheel that I plan to repair soon. I did this on my 62 Impala SS more than 10 years ago using Marine Tex, a 2 part epoxy to fill the cracks. I first widened the cracks and under cut them using a dremal tool. This helped lock the epoxy in.

After carful sanding, and priming I painted the wheel using same 2 part paint that I sprayed the car with followed by 2 part clear. Wheel was still perfect when I sold the car 3 years ago.

Have not seen the Marine-Tex product for a long time but have read that others have used JB Weld with good results so that's what I plan to use on my C10. It has a black wheel so I will just use some rattle can gloss black and clear. Eventually would like to install a late 60s walnut Corvette style wheel.

Good luck and if it doesn't turn out your only out a few bucks.

Eric

Proud owner of My Blue 62 Impala SS


Edited by doubleE on 06-16-21 03:21 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


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