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Old 03-18-2012, 03:27 PM
rolm rolm is offline
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Mein Auto: 2010 X3
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Originally Posted by bimmernut1 View Post
Since cars' steering wheels have got progressively thicker over the years, I've found the problem is that the stitching can rub quite a bit. There's not much you can do about that. As far as the leather itself, besides the suggestions for making it softer, it can be re-wrapped. I'm not sure if they sell a kit for your model year BMW but you can check around the internet.

When the steering wheel on my 911 got slick from age, I bought a kit and rewrapped it myself. 240+ stitches if I recall. My fingers were sore for days from pushing the needle through that many little holes. However, it turned out decent and the leather is high quality.

Here's a shot of the finished job. I added the little center touch just at the end.

Hats off to you it looks great
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