Steering Wheel Cleaner

JJLKK

Member
Messages
7
Reaction score
4
This is from my 2013 SLMX. Like to get it cleaned before it starts pitting. Any recommendations for a good cleaner? Not sure what's it made from. I don't think it's aluminum, pretty heavy.

IMG_6539.jpeg
 
Last edited:

Timdelta

Well-Known Member
Messages
370
Reaction score
467
This is what the detailers use in SW Florida. Pricey, but a little goes a long way.
 

Attachments

  • F6B663A7-A72D-458C-BCB2-A4DE5D69982D.png
    F6B663A7-A72D-458C-BCB2-A4DE5D69982D.png
    280.1 KB · Views: 24

BigKahuna

Well-Known Member
Messages
5,779
Reaction score
5,222
Location
North Carolina
Been using Brasso metal/aluminum polish for years! Inexpensive and works great! Have polished all metal fixtures on the boat to include the cleats and ski tow bar.Screenshot_20220909-232935.png Used to polish my badge with it too!
 

JohnnyRay

Member
Messages
7
Reaction score
13
Flitz is another aluminum polish you can try. It doesn't take much weather or salt air to make these wheels look like yours does...and its a bit of work to polish it out.

Another option is to simply upgrade to a brand new Bennington woodgrain wheel for a hint over $100 on eBay. Not much more than the cost of the polish! :) Same style as yours. You can either keep you hub for ease of installation, or replace the enite hub if it comes with one. You can also likely find another black one to match for a bit less...


 

LaurencetheAdventurer

Well-Known Member
Messages
466
Reaction score
691
Location
Los Angeles / Lake Havasu
Hot Sauce has kept my Steering Wheel (and boat) looking great - works well at getting rid of water spots - though since day 1 we wipe down regularly - so no heavy build up.
 

Ortley Guy

Member
Messages
19
Reaction score
17
This is from my 2013 SLMX. Like to get it cleaned before it starts pitting. Any recommendations for a good cleaner? Not sure what's it made from. I don't think it's aluminum, pretty heavy.

View attachment 33417

This is from my 2013 SLMX. Like to get it cleaned before it starts pitting. Any recommendations for a good cleaner? Not sure what's it made from. I don't think it's aluminum, pretty heavy.

View attachment 33417
My looks worse than yours and mine is a 2018. I've tried a few metal cleaners, so I hope one of the ideas here will work.
 

BigKahuna

Well-Known Member
Messages
5,779
Reaction score
5,222
Location
North Carolina

M Jay Farr

Well-Known Member
Messages
171
Reaction score
258
Location
Smith Mountain Lake
Nope, I can't remember the name of the coating, but it did not require polish. By the time I left, all web gear and embroidered patches and badges.
 

BigKahuna

Well-Known Member
Messages
5,779
Reaction score
5,222
Location
North Carolina
Nope, I can't remember the name of the coating, but it did not require polish. By the time I left, all web gear and embroidered patches and badges.
Ours had a coating on it too but I polished it anyway! Ha! The one thing I wish I had the opportunity to do was to wear my vest on the outside of my uniform. They started doing that after I retired!
 

M Jay Farr

Well-Known Member
Messages
171
Reaction score
258
Location
Smith Mountain Lake
Anodized Brass - that is the ticket. Ye, the outer carrier was great to get all that weight off the belt and lower back.
 
Top