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Howard722
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TR7 Steering Wheel question

Postby Howard722 » 06 Mar 2019 09:32

Is it possible to remove the three `silver spokes`from the later version of the steering wheel PKS1551 without damaging anything?
They appear to be plastic mouldings-two long (horiz.L/R)and one short (vert.)
Mine are looking a bit tired and could do with a repaint.
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Re: TR7 Steering Wheel question

Postby Howard722 » 04 Apr 2019 10:42

It would appear that the plastic `spokes` are a fixture, short of damaging something.
Solved the problem for 99p with an A5 sample of matt silver vinyl wrap-can even do the job in situ and no masking reqired. :idea:
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Re: TR7 Steering Wheel question

Postby saabfast » 04 Apr 2019 14:07

Sounds a good fix. I was tempted to answer yes as I was sure I had prised them off when I sprayed mine but then looked at the wheel I have in the garage and they seemed very tight so I left it not wanting to be the cause of any damage. The paint does scratch and mine could do with a respray (although a different wheel is now fitted) so might try your way. Where did you get the wrap sample?
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Re: TR7 Steering Wheel question

Postby Howard722 » 05 Apr 2019 08:43

I did an ebay search and came upwith various-I used #362383210396 -Cheers
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Re: TR7 Steering Wheel question

Postby Spike » 05 Apr 2019 16:44

They do pop off, though it is rather nerve racking. I've a small plastic trim tool which I used to prise them off.

Like others I got some suitable vinyl wrap off ebay, and wrapped them. Took me a couple of goes for me to be happy, but it wasn't to difficult. Just remember to use some heat to help get it around the corners.

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Re: TR7 Steering Wheel question

Postby oliviertr7 » 05 Apr 2019 19:14

it would be great, if photos accompanied your comments :lol: :lol:
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Re: TR7 Steering Wheel question

Postby Spike » 06 Apr 2019 07:46

Hear you go.

The green thing in one of the pictures is the tool I used to leaver them off. From memory the single vertical one was the tightest.

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Re: TR7 Steering Wheel question

Postby oliviertr7 » 06 Apr 2019 10:30

it's nice Spike, but the picture is ? :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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