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      09-16-2018, 10:47 AM   #1
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Blue coming off M Performance Steering Wheel

I suppose a damp microfiber cloth was just too much for cleaning the blue section of the steering wheel. I didn't think I was applying that much pressure. My immediate reaction was to ask for a replacement under warranty...I think I paid nearly $2,000 for it when I bought the car. But if it's a simple fix I'd rather just know what to do so I can handle it in the future should I again use my super human strength whilst wiping the interior.
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      09-19-2018, 01:37 PM   #4
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I suppose a damp microfiber cloth was just too much for cleaning the blue section of the steering wheel. I didn't think I was applying that much pressure. My immediate reaction was to ask for a replacement under warranty...I think I paid nearly $2,000 for it when I bought the car. But if it's a simple fix I'd rather just know what to do so I can handle it in the future should I again use my super human strength whilst wiping the interior.
Worth noting this happened to me on the black part of the steering wheel. There is a section that is noticeably lighter because the dye has been coming up when cleaning. It's not even a point that I touch that often because I don't drive around gangsta style.
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Wow, not good. You were just using water? I just installed mine a couple of days back and want to know what NOT to do. If waters not safe I can’t imagine what the hell is.
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Wow, not good. You were just using water? I just installed mine a couple of days back and want to know what NOT to do. If waters not safe I can’t imagine what the hell is.
In my experience, a mf cloth + leather cleaner can be pretty rough on the more delicate-looking leather surfaces if used with any amount of decent pressure.

I would usually go with a horsehair brush + leather cleaner to start, lightly agitating the dirt on the surface. Then gently wipe off the grime with mf cloth. You could try that first.
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In my experience, a mf cloth + leather cleaner can be pretty rough on the more delicate-looking leather surfaces if used with any amount of decent pressure.

I would usually go with a horsehair brush + leather cleaner to start, lightly agitating the dirt on the surface. Then gently wipe off the grime with mf cloth. You could try that first.
Exactly this. The dye came off my previous BMW as well. Not taking any risks this time: brush with leather cleaner only.
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In my experience, a mf cloth + leather cleaner can be pretty rough on the more delicate-looking leather surfaces if used with any amount of decent pressure.

I would usually go with a horsehair brush + leather cleaner to start, lightly agitating the dirt on the surface. Then gently wipe off the grime with mf cloth. You could try that first.
What are you doing to the steering wheel that would make it so dirty it needed this much cleaning?
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      12-02-2018, 04:37 PM   #9
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In my experience, a mf cloth + leather cleaner can be pretty rough on the more delicate-looking leather surfaces if used with any amount of decent pressure.

I would usually go with a horsehair brush + leather cleaner to start, lightly agitating the dirt on the surface. Then gently wipe off the grime with mf cloth. You could try that first.
What are you doing to the steering wheel that would make it so dirty it needed this much cleaning?
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In my experience, a mf cloth + leather cleaner can be pretty rough on the more delicate-looking leather surfaces if used with any amount of decent pressure.

I would usually go with a horsehair brush + leather cleaner to start, lightly agitating the dirt on the surface. Then gently wipe off the grime with mf cloth. You could try that first.
What are you doing to the steering wheel that would make it so dirty it needed this much cleaning?
It's actually quite the opposite. Not dirty at all. When I start noticing a slight sheen on the surface due to the transfer of oils from my hands, I'll use the brush and leather cleaner to clean it off in order to maintain the matte finish. I'm very particular about my cars lol
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      12-03-2018, 06:26 AM   #10
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Well, get a pack of baby wipes. You'll then be able to quickly and non-abrasively (and in a completely bleach and solvent free way) be able to restore the original finish.

Inexpensive too.
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