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Really nice leather steering wheel cover

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That's sweet. I wonder if I could get it to fold under like that after the fact? I'm not doing it over though. Way to tedious. lol. Looks like a really nice job man. I don't think black would be to black. It would tie in to your center dash bezel and other black items in the cabin.
Ya I tucked mine under before and sewed around it. You can lift the spoke cover a few mm by slightly pulling up on the top and bottom at the same time. Do not attempt to unscrew and take them off they will break with the airbag still installed. I think your right about the black I had a few min this morning and ran a pic though some editing to see what might look better. They're below.

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I purchased one of the Aully Park steering wheel covers for a non-jeep vehicle I own but sent it back. It was okay for the price, but just okay. For the vehicle at issue Wheelskins were a better choice even though they cost more.

Compared side to side Wheelskins are thicker, made from better quality leather and have better thread. If those attributes are more important than price then Wheelskins are the better choice. If price is the driving factor the Amazon covers will work just fine and last quite a while. They just won't look as good.
 
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I purchased one of the Aully Park steering wheel covers for a non-jeep vehicle I own but sent it back. It was okay for the price, but just okay. For the vehicle at issue Wheelskins were a better choice even though they cost more.

Compared side to side Wheelskins are thicker, made from better quality leather and have better thread. If those attributes are more important than price then Wheelskins are the better choice. If price is the driving factor the Amazon covers will work just fine and last quite a while. They just won't look as good.
Those look nice. But 60 bucks?! I could see $30. But 60 bucks? That's a bit much for a hunk of leather with some holes stabbed into it. That you have to sew on yourself. Isn't there a better option in the 30 dollar range?

I only bought this one cause it was the first one I found on Amazon. Assumed leather would be leather. And to be honest it's nice enough. But I see your point. I would like a nicer one. I'll do some searching. $60 just seems outrageous to me. Maybe there's something similar in the $30 range.
 
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There's this. But it's $42. I just don't think my Jeep is luxury enough for that. And it certainly isn't enough of an improvement to redo the cover. It was a long tedious process. Had I bought this in the first place - maybe. But I think the ten dollar one is fine for my Jeep. If I had a like new Jeep then ya. Mines not thrashed or anything. But if I had a brand new looking SE or something in the 03-06 vintage. I could see spending $60. But mines a '99 Sport. I'm fine with the ten dollar one. Feels like leather. And looks good on.

 

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For those that don't mind a bit of refinishing work, you can repair the leather if it isn't worn through, flex prime it, and then finish it with SEM Classic Coat for the Dark Slate Gray with Low Luster Clear Color Coat.

I did this one and it looked worse with more wear and dings in the finish than the black one in the first pictures. This is the black one I am doing next.
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This is how the DSG turned out after some scuffing, sanding, filling, flex prime and then paint.
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There are a few minor imperfections I missed. I'll do better on the black one and this one is going in a 99 so I'm sure it will be fine.
I wonder what the color of the blackish grey center plastic piece of the dash and the speedo shroud. I have the tan or spice interior with the charcoal looking black contrast pieces. Just wondering what paint color matches them best today.
 

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Just dyed my light grey leather wrap I bought off amazon 4mths ago to match the oem color. Came out well! Very easy to do the dye was 7 bucks at hobbies lobby and the sealer was 7 also. Looks oem again

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Is there a specific shape to these, or is it basically just a straight piece of leather with the holes premade? It looks pretty straight forward really and something that could be made for less than $20 with some supplies from a craft or fabric store.
 

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I just ordered the cover the OP linked too. I really like the idea of tucking the over on the spokes on the basic two spoke steering that a few others did, and it's the same one I have. I'm going to do that for sure.

I found this video, and using this hook tool makes a ton of sense, as it seems WAY easier on your fingers.

 

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They're square and flat out of the box but key is the stretching involved. I put a wheelskins cover on mine. Had the wheel off already, let it sit in the sun with the new cover stretched over it and after an hour when it was hot and pliable, started sewing it up.
 
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Is there a specific shape to these, or is it basically just a straight piece of leather with the holes premade? It looks pretty straight forward really and something that could be made for less than $20 with some supplies from a craft or fabric store.
All true. And almost double what it cost me.
 
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My steering wheel has a leather cover. Unfortunately, after 15 years it has worn through the leather in one spot, where I typically grasp the wheel. Does anyone have suggestions for repairing or replacing the leather cover ?
 

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My steering wheel has a leather cover. Unfortunately, after 15 years it has worn through the leather in one spot, where I typically grasp the wheel. Does anyone have suggestions for repairing or replacing the leather cover ?
Disregard. I wasn’t aware replacements were so readily available.
 
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Just dyed my light grey leather wrap I bought off amazon 4mths ago to match the oem color. Came out well! Very easy to do the dye was 7 bucks at hobbies lobby and the sealer was 7 also. Looks oem again

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That looks sweet. I also like how you were able to tuck the cover under the two arms of the steering wheel. I could not get one side to fit. So one side of mine is tucked and one is stitched. Oh well. lol.
 

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I did mine the other day. This is very time consuming if you want it nice and tight. I don't totally love how I did the thread near the spokes, but overall, it looks decent, and feels great. I used a little hook tool to pull the thread tight after every 6-8 loops. This took me over 2 hours, but I also pulled the thread out a few times in spots and did it over until I liked it.

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