How to Install a Custom Hand Sewn Steering Wheel Cover (5 Steps)
The following article provides information on how to install a steering wheel cover DIY KIT, which is designed for installation for a specific automobile manufacturer (and some models and chronologies of this manufacturer).
- It is not necessary to remove the vehicle wheel for the cover placement
- The cover is placed on top of the factory leather (the factory leather should, under no circumstances, be removed)
Procedure estimated time: About 1 hour.
Tools for fitting: All supplied in the kit, no additional tools required.
Detailed installation instructions (PDF downloads)
- Place the steering wheel in a straight position and center the cover on the spokes (for some models the kit may have a double-sided tape for better support, which is not necessary to use)- Picture: 1,2,3.
- After centering, apply pressure on the flattened edges of the cover to enter the crevices between the steering wheel and airbag cover (or multifunction controls if there are present - depending on the structure of the steering wheel).
- From the innermost point of the wheel spoke (usually central), use the thread to join the 2 sides of the cover, which is now embracing the steering wheel. Make sure the starting point does not only rely on pre-sewn cover threads, but has also caught on the leather - Picture: 5,6.
- Then we continue the zigzag sew on the entire cover - Picture: 7,8.
- We have already finished and now enjoy a fully professional result at an affordable price, without removing the wheel of the car.
Installation Steps (five)
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How the sewing is done
The result, before and after installation
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How do I clean and maintain my Steering Wheel Cover?
Our custom steering wheel cover made of leather that is specifically tanned and finished for this product. We recommend that you gently use only water and a soft sponge or paper towel to remove any surface soil buildup. Avoid all purpose cleaners and protectants that will remove the special finishes and coatings on the leather. Also, most leather cleaners are made for the extremely hard finishes found on upholstery leathers , and these cleaners are unsuitable for the softer leathers. In addition, many perfumes, colognes, after shave lotions, and hand sanitizers contain alcohol and other chemicals that can harm the leather. We recommend that your hands be free of these substances before you drive.