Steering wheel boss repainting?

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Steering wheel boss repainting?

Postby alandorman » Fri May 06, 2016 9:58 am

Hi
I have a 1961 Minor convertible with a 3 spoke steering wheel. The back of the boss has most of the black chipped back to the metal.
Any tips on how to repainting and with which paint?
Alan

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Re: Steering wheel boss repainting?

Postby SteveClem » Fri May 06, 2016 12:32 pm

I just rubbed mine down and sprayed with straight to metal paint. It looks ok...it's on the Austin though.

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Re: Steering wheel boss repainting?

Postby crackers » Sat May 07, 2016 4:49 am

What if the plastic on the rim is badly broken as in, huge chunks missing. :(
(1960, three spoke)

The PO has wrapped the whole thing with plastic electrical tape but it's still a mishapen mess. A new wheel is, of course, the obvious option but if there's a half sensible way of doing it up, it'd be nice to have a go.

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Re: Steering wheel boss repainting?

Postby SteveClem » Sat May 07, 2016 8:25 am

I suppose that if the wheel still has its structural integrity you could try filling the cracks with body filler,rubbing down and spraying?

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Re: Steering wheel boss repainting?

Postby MarkyB » Sat May 07, 2016 8:30 am

Have a look on you tube, several videos of steering wheel refurbishment there.

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Re: Steering wheel boss repainting?

Postby bmcecosse » Sat May 07, 2016 8:26 pm

What I wonder about - how did it get in this state? Does leaving out in the sun cause it? Or 'hammering' to remove it? Or animal chewing it? As others have suggested - body filler ( or perhaps a 'plastic metal' ) done carefully and multi coat respray should make it 'better' if not perfect.
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