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Scratches on Steering wheel

I have a 14 Overland and I noticed today that there are scratches on the wood trim, presumably from my wedding ring since I drive with my left hand on top of the wheel.

So, I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions for A) how to remove the scratches and B) protect it, and all of the other wood trim, from further scratching/scuffing. Any thoughts?

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Old 05-22-2015, 07:49 AM
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Re: Scratches on Steering wheel

A.) I wonder if there is a cover up style pen? Maybe from your local dealership?

B.) Drive with the right hand 😜


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Re: Scratches on Steering wheel

You probably could get them out with a fine polishing compound of some type.
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Old 05-22-2015, 09:13 AM
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Re: Scratches on Steering wheel

Get a divorce! Problem solved!

I actually have the same issue, but no divorce for me, would be too expensive. Cheaper just to buy a new wheel.
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Re: Scratches on Steering wheel

I agree that you should be able to polish those scratches out. Start as light and soft as possible and if you don't find success with whatever compound/method you're using, increase the level of abrasion a little at a time. Take your time and check progress VERY often as you work so that you don't remove more of the finish than is necessary.


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Re: Scratches on Steering wheel

An alternative to divorce would be driving gloves, once you polish out the existing scratches.


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An alternative to divorce would be driving gloves, once you polish out the existing scratches.


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Re: Scratches on Steering wheel

You could get a piece of 3M clear bra and wrap that part of the wheel.


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Re: Scratches on Steering wheel

Thanks all for the suggestions! I'll give it some polish to see how that works and maybe even find a piece of 3m clear bra. I do realize I'm being a bit OCD about it, but this is my first new car and I've only had it a month, so I'm fine with obsessing

And, yes, a driving glove would work but I'm 99 percent sure that would lead to a divorce, thus rendering the driving glove pointless!
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I do realize I'm being a bit OCD about it...

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Re: Scratches on Steering wheel

A) super fine sandpaper and lightly wet sand

B) find a more mellow station to listen too
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Re: Scratches on Steering wheel

My 04 Overland had a TON of scratches in it when I bought it a couple years ago. I'm guessing the woman that drove it had a crazy diamond-filled wedding band with lots of prongs. There was also a small hole in the carpet just below the dead pedal where I imagine her high-heels eventually poked through after 10 years.

OP, are you male or female? I worry about my wedding band scratching the wheel also, but it's completely smooth on the outside surface, so there really isn't anything to gouge out the clear coat on the wheel.
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