Old 09-17-2022, 07:47 PM
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Default Restoring '64 GTO/FS Wood Steering Wheel

I just purchased the '64 GTO and full-size car wood-look steering wheel. It's in pretty good shape but has some of the typical cracks in the fake wood rim. I'd like to restore the wheel myself if I can. Has anyone tried restoring one of these wheels (or another Pontiac steering wheel of the era), and how did it turn out? Is it something you would do again?

I think I can repair the cracks with one of those steering wheel repair kits, but is there a product or technique to replicate the wood-look finish of the steering once the repairs are done? Or I am better off just sending the wheel to someone who will repair it and have it refinished?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Old 09-19-2022, 05:40 AM
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http://www.steeringwheelsbymike.com/ Mike did mine back in 2018 -2019 for $300. Looks new. I don't know what he charges today, but he'll be getting my next one too.
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Old 09-19-2022, 11:02 AM
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X2 with Mike. Very happy with his work.


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Old 09-19-2022, 12:49 PM
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Given the value to those wheels right now - I think I would send it to an expert. A risk vs. reward thing for me.

Old 09-22-2022, 10:23 AM
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Thank you everyone for your replies and info. For the money, it's a good idea to have someone repair the wheel for me. I will be contacting Mike and thank you for the referral.


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