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I've got a 4-spoke style steering wheel (70s rally type wheel, Camaro & Chevelle) that I would like to use on my ElCo. It was fine when I got it but after sitting in my garage for a year, its getting that sticky goo stuff seemingly coming out of the plastic. Anybody know if there is a way to get the stuff off and keep it off? I tried to clean it with lacquer thinner and it seemed to help but not quite.
 

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try using castrol super clean (caution will oxidize aluminum)used it on a similar type wheel used alot of elbow grease turned ooout ok also you might try SEM vinyl and plastic cleaner

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Greg,

I have been waiting a long time to hear someone mention this! I have 2 black ones hanging in my garage that are sticky as HELL! The one actually drips brown goo.

My question is: What is this stuff???


I too notice that it only returns if you clean it.

I see many of these wheels at car shows and they look and "feel" ok.



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The stock wheel off my 77 Caprice was like that too. I think it's the plasticizer leeching out of the vinyl. I know that the auto companies had trouble keeping the plasticizer in the vinyl trim in 60s and 70s cars -- once it leeches out, the trim gets brittle and hard. Just a thought-
 

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And here all these years I thought it was just where all that armorall had gotten hot and sticky! Mine has the same problem, those 4 spoke ones are bad about it.

Here's another thing we have in common Bob!


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[This message has been edited by Doug Garland (edited 05-09-2000).]
 
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