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brown goo on steering wheel by tshark
Started on: 08-30-2014 03:12 PM
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Report this Post08-30-2014 03:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IMSA GTClick Here to Email IMSA GTSend a Private Message to IMSA GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thats actually normal. The material inside the wheel is deteriorating and unfortunately there is no fix. This is what your wheel will eventually look like:

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As said, it's an aging problem, along with exposure to sun light, chemicals, etc. You might try posting a "Wanted" notice on here for re-conditioned "The Fiero Store" Steering Wheel. They did have them on the site for a while, but I just checked, and appears they don't do that anymore. You are going to have somewhat the same problem buying a used wheel, as you don't know what's it has been exposed to.
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You can recover it yourself or Dallas Custom will do it for you. Many people on here swear by them. Here is the page with the Fiero wheel on it:
http://www.dallassteeringwheel.com/sw8.htm
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Originally posted by tshark:

So that's what happened to those steering wheels. Why not just recover it myself? Shouldn't be anything illegal in that, as long as the code enforcement officer doesn't catch me.

I was going to have the leather reconditioned, anyway.


The problem is finding a core material to go over steel wire, that is the right size, and hold up. Less of a hazel to buy a nice aftermarket wheel, unless you are trying to keep car "stock".

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Report this Post08-30-2014 09:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for zzzhuhSend a Private Message to zzzhuhEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I've got the same problem, except my steering wheel is black... I think the fiero store only sells the brown one which is REALLLYYY unfortunate.

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Images are from http://www.dallassteeringwheel.com/




-Mitch

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Report this Post08-31-2014 08:55 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Old LarSend a Private Message to Old LarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I wish their site had a price list.
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Report this Post08-31-2014 11:31 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ya, if you leave the original core and just recover it yourself, you dont solve the goo problem, It will still come out on the new cover. Good time to switch to aftermarket wheel unless you just want to keep it stock. I used Momos myself.
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I wish their site had a price list.


They do AMAZING work... But unfortunately they are a bit pricey for some Fiero folks. Something like $350~$400 to recover the wheel if I recall. I personally went with a 96 Firebird wheel. More modern looking, a tiny bit bigger around Easier to turn), and larger more padded wheel for a nicer feel IMHO.

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Report this Post01-07-2015 09:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IrrationableSend a Private Message to IrrationableEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I decided to recover my wheel myself when the dreaded brown goo showed up. After a little practice and trial and error I can say that I'm really happy with how it turned out.


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