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    Worn gsi steering wheel can it be sorted?

    Basically Ihave a mk4 gsi turbo steering wheel on my cabriolet an the grey bit has worn on one side from grey to black is there a way I can get it looking new again like a dye or can it be retrimmed? I got it for £60

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    pretty sure a company will be able to die it for you, otherwise a retrim would be possible. If you find someone decent who can re-trim it - let me know please

    You can get die kits now to repair leather on seats that has worn away, so should be doable on a steering wheel.

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    The problem is I colour coded my centre console to gold and now the steering wheel bit is grey. Could it be retrimmed similar to Titan gold?

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    No reason why not. I spoke to a couple of companies about it who said its not possible - but thats total crap IMO, just don't think they could be bothered with it.

    It only needs the old leather unstiching, use the old grey leather as a template and stitch the new leather on.

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    I bet it's an expensive job though as most retrimmimg is

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    Shouldn't be too bad, its only a tiny amount of material. Just labour you'll be paying for, wouldn't have thought it would take much more than an hour or 2 for a pro.

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    i was told its about 5 hours work when i asked before and was told around 100 all in

    cheaper to buy a new wheel
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    Quote Originally Posted by measorpaul View Post
    i was told its about 5 hours work when i asked before and was told around 100 all in
    5 hours? Was that for the whole wheel or just the small grey section?

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    Even if I was to buy a new wheel it still would not be the same colour as my car LOL

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    I know someone who has just been charged £250 to retrim a steering wheel! Mind you it was a mint job and some expensive materials used. Apparently it is one of the hardest things in a car to trim!
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