Sunday, April 23, 2023

Refurbish Yeti Steering Wheel

how to refurbish skoda steering wheel? 

Like my Yeti, my steering wheel is 13 years old. Unlike my Yeti, my steering wheel needs refurbishing.
Today, I will attempt such a thing.

About four years ago I installed a pair of steering wheel controls which needed to be mounted (glued) on my steering wheel.

Marks and glue from the first controls are still visible 😡

make black on steering wheel blacker
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I am NOT buying another steering wheel.
An idea comes to me (always dangerous!).

Leftover from a cabinet I refurbished in my kitchen is some black, textured, self-adhesive, hard-wearing vinyl

buy self-adhesive vinyl online
View hard-wearing self-adhesive vinyl on Amazon
Let's give this a try and see how it turns out...

repair steering wheel with vinyl
can i recover my steering wheel?

I snap off the bluntish end of the knife blade - now it's new and razor sharp

One slip, and something's getting sliced off! 😰

cut vinyl self-adhesive paper with sharp knife
Out comes my little squeegee...

use a squeegee on self-adhesive vinyl paper
Now let's use a permanent marker pen to colour in the edges of the vinyl...

improve steering wheel look with marker pen
Not bad.

can i repair my own steering wheel?

But I don't think I am finished yet😏

I order a pair of breathable steering wheel covers and they arrive fast.
On they go.

add steering wheel cover to skoda
are steering wheel covers good?

View steering wheel covers on Amazon
And there's more...
Regular readers will remember that I recently improved the look of my seats (to me anyway) by applying a leather style braid in places.

how i restyled my car seats

Click to view post on Yeti seats makeover
Let's get that leftover roll out and have a look.

apply leather style braid to improve steering wheel
Might be good times. 😀
Let's go for it.
So I'll cut off a strip...

how do i improve the look of my steering wheel?
And peel away the self-adhesive backing.

can i decorate my steering wheel?
I push down firmly, and...

nicely repaired yeti steering wheel
Now to the bottom...

decorate bottom of vw, seat, skoda steering wheel


can i diy repair my steering wheel with airbag?
It looks brand new.
And unique (always a plus for me).
And matches my seats.

And no obstruction of the airbag

Thanks for visiting.
And feel free to stay tuned for more Yeti modifications I have planned.
If you want the hard-wearing vinyl it's here on Amazon
Steering wheel covers are here on Amazon
And if you want leather style braiding it is here on Amazon

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I thank you for your support.

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