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Old 18-02-2018, 06:43 PM   #61
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After gingerly tackling the steering wheel it was quickly established that it was too far gone, if I can find a replacement cheap enough then Iíll fit it.



Overall Iím quite pleased with the turnaround, there are certain things that Iím going to have to live with, some stubborn marks in the plastics that I donít think Iíll get out, deep scratches and gouges however itís now liveable!

Thanks for looking as always

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Old 18-02-2018, 08:34 PM   #62
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Storage nets on the seat backs ae a cost option too! no honest they are!

Top job!

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Old 18-02-2018, 08:52 PM   #63
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Thank you sir! Forsh I know there is a way to find out the factory spec of each car, how do you do it?

Iíd be intrigued to know what spec mine has.
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Old 18-02-2018, 09:17 PM   #65
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As promised, some better pictures





















After gingerly tackling the steering wheel it was quickly established that it was too far gone, if I can find a replacement cheap enough then Iíll fit it.



Overall Iím quite pleased with the turnaround, there are certain things that Iím going to have to live with, some stubborn marks in the plastics that I donít think Iíll get out, deep scratches and gouges however itís now liveable!

Thanks for looking as always

Matty


RE The Wheel

Best £125 I ever spent was getting it refurbished...








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Matty,

That looks absolutely immaculate. You're doing a brilliant job, my friend.

Have a look at Royal Steering Wheels. Jack does some fantastic work refurbishing steering wheels, and from what I remember he's usually around the £100 mark. He also does a wheel swap option, where you order an e90 wheel, he does the work as per your request, sends it to you, and you then send him yours when you've fitted the new one.

Easy peasy lol

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Matty,

That looks absolutely immaculate. You're doing a brilliant job, my friend.

Have a look at Royal Steering Wheels. Jack does some fantastic work refurbishing steering wheels, and from what I remember he's usually around the £100 mark. He also does a wheel swap option, where you order an e90 wheel, he does the work as per your request, sends it to you, and you then send him yours when you've fitted the new one.

Easy peasy lol

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Agreed. As per my post above - Jack did my steering.


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Old 18-02-2018, 10:27 PM   #68
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Thanks Hoggers, my mate has had 2 wheels done by Jack at Royal Steering Wheels, both exceptional work and craftsmanship.

The trouble is I donít want to spend too much money on it as Iím trying to work on a shoestring if it really starts bugging me I might splurge!
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That looks absolutely immaculate. You're doing a brilliant job, my friend.

Have a look at Royal Steering Wheels. Jack does some fantastic work refurbishing steering wheels, and from what I remember he's usually around the £100 mark. He also does a wheel swap option, where you order an e90 wheel, he does the work as per your request, sends it to you, and you then send him yours when you've fitted the new one.

Easy peasy lol

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Thanks Cooks, itís coming on leaps and bounds not sure about getting the wheel refurbished due to shoestring requirements however we will see if it keeps bugging the life out of me!

Iíve put up a separate thread about restore/recolour kits and recommendations. If a cost effective option comes up Iíll take a punt.
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That steering wheel refurb is superb - I might tell father in law as his is knackered
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