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    Can anybody recommend a good kit to refurbish a grey leather MG steering wheel?

    I noticed that Jeff has used one in his MG Montego restoration thread: is it still available, did it do a good job, what shade of grey is needed and does it affect the red stitching? (Sorry, lots of questions!)

    Thanks in advance
    1983 (Y) MG 1600
    1985 MG EFi with digital dash (owned since 1987)
    1987 700 City 1.6 Van
    1988 Tandy camper 2.0D
    1990 Advantage, just 29k on the clock
    1990 Clubman D with MG Turbo running gear installed!
    1990 MG 2.0i (spares donor)

    (all Maestros)

    Daily drive: Rover 25 TD

    Weekend rave: Honda Civic Type R GT

    Spring projects: Allegro 1100 deluxe and Maestro 1.3HL

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    I'm going to restore an MG steering wheel, probably with some leather creme and elbow grease, had a go on a small part and coming up nicely. Will post some photos when done, this is how it is at the moment (when it was on the car). Managed to replace mine with a new/old stock one
    Chris
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    • #3
      Originally posted by digital efi View Post
      Can anybody recommend a good kit to refurbish a grey leather MG steering wheel?

      I noticed that Jeff has used one in his MG Montego restoration thread: is it still available, did it do a good job, what shade of grey is needed and does it affect the red stitching? (Sorry, lots of questions!)

      Thanks in advance
      The leather dye I used is still available, you can darken or lighten as required, from the pictures I posted up it looked a bit blue but I managed to darken the tint
      Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 3rd June 2020, 10:45.
      1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
      1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
      1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, putting back together
      2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
      2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

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      • #4
        I used this, but you might be able to get an exact match from this company https://www.carleatherdye.com/ look in the 50ml dye
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        Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 3rd June 2020, 11:55.
        1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
        1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
        1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, putting back together
        2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
        2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

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        • #5
          Thanks both of you: I haven't progressed this further yet, due to other priorities (most being a 4-letter word beginning with R which all Maestro and Montego owners will be familiar with) but it will be a nice project for the dark evenings that will soon be on us. I have more than one steering wheel to go at, so it won't be a major disaster if my first attempt doesn't look right. (Have you finished yours yet, Peter, and do you have any photos?)

          This appears to be similar to your kit, Jeff, and is probably what I will try first: https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/repairwiz...p2046732.m1684
          1983 (Y) MG 1600
          1985 MG EFi with digital dash (owned since 1987)
          1987 700 City 1.6 Van
          1988 Tandy camper 2.0D
          1990 Advantage, just 29k on the clock
          1990 Clubman D with MG Turbo running gear installed!
          1990 MG 2.0i (spares donor)

          (all Maestros)

          Daily drive: Rover 25 TD

          Weekend rave: Honda Civic Type R GT

          Spring projects: Allegro 1100 deluxe and Maestro 1.3HL

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