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#1 sodisr OFFLINE  

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Posted May 09, 2012 - 09:06 AM

What has anyone done with their steering wheel to keep from getting that black residue on your'e hands ?? I know it's just old material from a wheatherd wheel BUT My wife hates when her hands look all black when shes done mowing... I was thinking of putting a clear-coat on it. but don't know if it will hold up or chip any suggestions

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Posted May 09, 2012 - 10:24 AM

I'm not sure Sodi! I've never had that problem. If the surface is not sound the clearcote will not adhere to it very well. Perhaps if you could get it clean enough you may be able to coat it with something that is meant to adhere to the material the wheel is made of. I'm not familiar with Bolens tractors so can't get specific. The only other thing that comes to mind is a cover which won't work very well if you get it wet.

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Posted May 09, 2012 - 04:52 PM

I would try and clean it with laquer thinner then sand it and prime it with plastic primer then paint it the color it is suppose to be.

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Posted May 09, 2012 - 07:39 PM

I would try and clean it with laquer thinner then sand it and prime it with plastic primer then paint it the color it is suppose to be.


Those are my thoughts as well.

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Posted May 10, 2012 - 12:46 AM

You might try a two part epoxy paint?

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Posted May 10, 2012 - 06:36 AM

I would think most of the sun damaged material would come off with Naptha and steel wool. Whatever you clean it with, you will want to make sure it isn't slippery afterwards or if it gets wet. I tried GOJO on one and had the slippery when wet problem for a while.

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Posted May 10, 2012 - 08:33 AM

You might try a two part epoxy paint?

Also my tought.
Or you could look into epoxy resin. That would stick to anything and its very durable.

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Posted May 10, 2012 - 11:39 AM

What about bed liner epoxy minus the texture. You could tape off your cross members and apply with a 1"brush. makes a durable surface and no over spray to deal with?

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Posted May 10, 2012 - 01:05 PM

Is it like a rubber-like plastic coating? That happens with my power kings a lot. I dont have any ideas but I might be interested in trying it myself if you find something that works.

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Posted March 27, 2013 - 11:15 AM

clear-coat just peels off after awhile



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Posted March 27, 2013 - 11:41 AM

I used rattle can black spray paint on mine.  It has lasted for about three years so far but it is kept indoors, and doesn't get used every day.



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Posted March 27, 2013 - 07:10 PM

clear-coat just peels off after awhile

Gloves?... Or, I'm wonderin about that plastic dip stuff used for tool handles and such...???

 

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http://www.plastidip...ions/Plasti_Dip



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Posted March 28, 2013 - 09:11 AM

I used regular Krylon gloss black on a stering wheel, and it held up well for several years. 

 

Cleaning first with a solvent to remove the "chalking" will improve the bond.

 

Krylon now sells a paint especially for painting plastics, but i have never tried it.






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