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Old 01-06-2016, 09:41 PM   #11
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As above.

The older ones (for example my e92 335) that have a sports wheel with the perforated leather sections also don't seem to go as shiney if they are looked after.
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Old 01-06-2016, 10:04 PM   #12
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I bought the LTT Auto Leather kit and don't appear to have had any issues.

Here's a wee pic. I don't think it's as shiny, and I've the same miles on mine.



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The wipes are so much better for steering wheels. The synthetic microfibre wipe initially deploys the cleaner and then grabs on to the loosened soiling. I'll PM you

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Thanks for the message. Unfortunately it seems I need to have at least 10 posts to us the PM system!

I"m off to find things I might be able to usefully contribute to!
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My Lexus has the same finish to your wheel, after 36,000 miles it still looks as good as new a nice Matt/satin finish.

I have always used the DR leather wipes, not the spray, just once every 3 weeks or so. Just one wipe each time and then wiped over with a microfibre kept just for this use.
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Ok, so I got some Angelwax leather cleaner and tried that. Does work well, and leaves the finish looking "as new".

However, after as little as an hours driving time, and the wheel is starting to look shiny again- moreso on the right hand side (kind of within the 1pm to 4pm on a clock position, where it started getting worse to begin with).

This happens even though I an deliberately trying to not handle that part of the wheel more than necessary.

Also tried the Dr Leather wipes a few days after this, and they too did clean the wheel back up. I've used them again since, and noticed on both occasions they seemed to leave streaks on the same section that keeps getting shiny first?

The upshot is both products get the wheel clean, but my concern is that it doesn't stay this way for long at all.

As I mentioned in my first post, the steering wheel was looking absolutely fine for the first 9 months at least, and seems to have suddenly started going downhill over the last month or 2. So is it likely to be a build up of invisible muck that will now take several cleanings to get rid of?

I also spoke to the BMW dealer I got the car from, so see if they recommended anything. I've been given (FOC) a bottle of A-Glaze, although this isn't a cleaner, and states it is to be applied to clean leather or vinyl, and it's a sealant of sorts from what I gather.

I've not put it on the wheel yet, as it says to apply it , leave for 10 mins then buff off. Anything that says "buff" makes me think it's going to leave a shiny finish - which is what I'm trying to avoid!
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I have the same wheel in my car and the Dr Leather wipes used monthly have kept the wheel looking new.
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I've done over 9000 miles now and my wheel looks fine.
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This may sound bizarre, if it is getting worse when holding, is it something on your hands, try it with a nitrile glove on.

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This may sound bizarre, if it is getting worse when holding, is it something on your hands, try it with a nitrile glove on.

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That is always a possibility I guess, but if that were the case, I'd have expected it to have happened way before now - and also I'd have had the same grief on previous cars, which hasn't been the case either.
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