How To Restore Your Car's Steering Wheel (Looks Brand New!)

23 Vas 2017
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Learn how to leather cover and refinish your car's steering wheel. I show you everything you need to know from how to remove your steering wheel, remove the airbag, and more so you can wrap your steering wheel with a new leather cover that looks amazing!
Steering wheel puller:
Strong Thread:
Curved Needles:
Leather Glue:
Sharp Scissor:
Leather Kit (pre-drilled holes):
Steering wheel slip on covers:
Vinyl I used: Picked up at local upholstery shop so I could color match
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  • Impressive, awesome work! Thank you!

    Tony RiveraTony RiveraPrieš 2 dienas
  • Not even here to learn. I just enjoy your videos Chris!

    Clark TClark TPrieš 3 dienas
  • My steering wheel is so messed up, I’ve had to have a cover on in for years, the steering wheel itself is flaking, what do I do?

    Arconnelly 53Arconnelly 53Prieš 5 dienų
    • Actually, I found a new one on eBay.

      Arconnelly 53Arconnelly 53Prieš 4 dienas
    • @ChrisFix no, worse

      Arconnelly 53Arconnelly 53Prieš 5 dienų
    • Is it like the "before" condition in the video?

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 5 dienų
  • We drive Germany in Japanese cars and we never have this problem in our cars this problem only in America's car 😅👎👎👎👎👎👎

    nadhem ناظم Ahmed أحمدnadhem ناظم Ahmed أحمدPrieš 6 dienų
    • Thanks for sharing

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 6 dienų
  • Why does the leather fade or cracked? It's just because of the sun?

    Vyn SolinaVyn SolinaPrieš 8 dienų
    • That and over time the oils on your hand being on it will start to deteriorate the leather!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 8 dienų
  • Has the work held up over time? I was wondering if the material would have loosened/stretched and started sliding as it wasn't glued to the wheel.

    XEOXEOPrieš 9 dienų
  • Is 33ftpounds torque a standard for most cars? Thanks

    missgracie91missgracie91Prieš 10 dienų
  • Real professional job done here, well done Chris 👍👍

    Matthew BellMatthew BellPrieš 10 dienų
  • Your the best

    wuintel02wuintel02Prieš 11 dienų
  • Hepp full

    pets rulepets rulePrieš 11 dienų
  • Do I have a worn steering wheel? No. Hell, do I even have a car? No! But you can be sure I’m going to watch the whole video.

    Arttu IkävalkoArttu IkävalkoPrieš 11 dienų
  • 4:19 starts the video. My old 20yo momo Daytona 3 must be some quality vinyl.

    Marcelo HenriqueMarcelo HenriquePrieš 12 dienų
    • Wanted to show how to remove the steering wheel and explain why it needed to be restitched!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 12 dienų
  • i will never forget that this was the first video ive EVER seen from your channel. U have come a loong way my friend. Keep fighting my friend, and ''Keep Up The Good Work'' i will watch all your videoes till im not here on earth anymore kh. Your big fan CRGaming DK

    CRGaming DKCRGaming DKPrieš 13 dienų
  • Crazy spoke .y look like distortion

    Falih AlkhafajiFalih AlkhafajiPrieš 15 dienų
    • Always liked how those kinds of wheels looked!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 15 dienų
  • Adhesive is usually added to the entire length of the leather. Without it, the material will float and feel squishy.

    Fred DanialiFred DanialiPrieš 15 dienų
  • 0:02 that steering wheel is so dirty

    Tia MariaTia MariaPrieš 15 dienų
  • I make homemade leather wallets, but I was worried on restoring my steering wheel. This gave me confidence thank you!

    RF LRF LPrieš 16 dienų
  • I prifer sold the car and buy another with the clean steering cover lol

    Steve EchavarriaSteve EchavarriaPrieš 16 dienų
    • Might start to get expensive lol

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 16 dienų
  • lol the people who disliked this video are just mad they can't do this good of a job themselves. don't hate on chris he is just helping the world. in times like this we need guys like chris.

    DMac of QueensDMac of QueensPrieš 18 dienų
  • Glad I have a Ford around the same year in the less desirable model lmao. 5.0L v8 explorer 97’ and literally everything is the same. Even the engine bay is similar and that engine bay cleaning video really helped me. Love your videos hope you see these because I know you still respond to older videos 🙌❤️

    SedricSedricPrieš 19 dienų
  • Chris does every job like he's done it a thousand times. How?! How many times have you done this? How do you have a trick for every task?

    Brian LeeBrian LeePrieš 20 dienų
  • going the extra mile for quality, so cool

    Thomas CostelloThomas CostelloPrieš 20 dienų
  • Chris . ... Everything is easy for you, I just love everything you do 🤷 💞💯

    Growin RoseGrowin RosePrieš 23 dienas
  • Hey guys grandma chris here today I'm gonna show you how to knit seat covers

    Doge ˁ ̊ᴥ ̊ˀDoge ˁ ̊ᴥ ̊ˀPrieš 24 dienas
  • Goes into better description than most people do in other videos, clearly the best of the best right here. 🤷‍♂️

    Luke PeachLuke PeachPrieš 24 dienas
  • شكرا لك هائل

    Menaoui MedMenaoui MedPrieš 25 dienų
  • Ok I see you can fix cars to even include sewing, but can you bake off a cheesecake? Love your work thank you. \o/

    Mr McflyMr McflyPrieš 26 dienų
  • Me clicking on the video thinking he was gonna re touch up the leather, turns out it was just a sewing class

    Noah GuillermoNoah GuillermoPrieš 26 dienų
  • Who is Chrisfix going on a date with He is going on a date with medium strength thred locker

    Harry ShoreyHarry ShoreyPrieš 27 dienų
  • Is there something that this man can’t do? He’s thought me a lot of stuff. Mrs Superman!

    Gerson VillanuevaGerson VillanuevaPrieš 28 dienų
  • I think it'll be easier to buy a new steering wheel. Just saying.

    L. cabL. cabPrieš mėn
  • That was really great. What a great video. That looks soooo good! I can't believe it turned out better than new. Really nice work man. That steering wheel looks amazing.

    d rd rPrieš mėn
  • Well done!!!!

    Claudio MacíasClaudio MacíasPrieš mėn
  • Amazing!

    Jason RaRaJason RaRaPrieš mėn
  • Are you american or dutch becose of youre dutch tumbnails?

    MojsterGod 135MojsterGod 135Prieš mėn
  • can you show us how to put a quick release steering wheel?

    Ingrid GuzmanIngrid GuzmanPrieš mėn
  • I will try to do it with Woodglut plans.

    Fazan HamrockFazan HamrockPrieš mėn
  • Will this work for alcantara? Because I’m thinking it would look really cool in my car

    Aidan KreltszheimAidan KreltszheimPrieš mėn
    • @ChrisFix thanks for replying man!

      Aidan KreltszheimAidan KreltszheimPrieš mėn
    • Should work pretty similarly!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • No soapy warder. Left disappointed. :'(

    dismalfistdismalfistPrieš mėn
  • I think this guy knows when the worlds going to end. He scares me with his knowledge the CIA needs to stop this man!

    Lin the FelineLin the FelinePrieš mėn
  • Keep it up!!!!!

    Kathleen WoontonKathleen WoontonPrieš mėn
  • I can't sub to you on my phone

    Kathleen WoontonKathleen WoontonPrieš mėn
  • does this work with faux leather aswell?

    ComicalComicalPrieš mėn
  • You doing very good job 👍👍👍👍👍 Very nice video 👌👌👌👌👌 You teaching very good you good teacher ☺️🤠😉

    rana hamayunrana hamayunPrieš mėn
  • A steering wheel airbag what’s that ? 😂 sorry my car doesn’t have one

    Kody EvansKody EvansPrieš mėn
  • He does it: perfect! I do it: a total wrinkled mess!

    Tony LevaTony LevaPrieš mėn
  • Fantastic job I'm impressed.

    Cecil FreemanCecil FreemanPrieš mėn
  • My dada needs to do this.

    Mod Of Who's GamertagMod Of Who's GamertagPrieš mėn
  • This is a real leather?

    Adam's TricksAdam's TricksPrieš mėn
  • You should build your own car 🚙

    Joanna jonesJoanna jonesPrieš mėn
  • You should build your own car 🚙

    Joanna jonesJoanna jonesPrieš mėn
  • You should build your own car 🚙

    Joanna jonesJoanna jonesPrieš mėn
  • Hi Chris. Pls do a video about how you can repair a foam steering wheel with missing peaces of foam !!!! Thanks

    Dorin VladareanuDorin VladareanuPrieš mėn
    • Thanks for the video idea!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Shop class meets home ec... :D BTW - instead of cutting the steering wheel... if you sewed the ends slightly differently so as to have a bit of a flap - you could use a seam roller or an iron to make it lay flat. BTW - BTW - I know that fact only from watching leather workers make seats for private aircraft.... very similar process to fit the seams and whatnot...

    Bryan Del MonteBryan Del MontePrieš mėn
    • Thanks for the tip! And yesss

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Warp and fill grain weave

    Alec al-eissaAlec al-eissaPrieš mėn
  • WHY would anyone give this guy a thumbs down??! JUST WHY?!

    l525f1nl525f1nPrieš mėn
    • I saw this video 3 years ago and I came back to see it again because it’s genius.

      l525f1nl525f1nPrieš mėn
  • way to much trouble

    George StokesGeorge StokesPrieš mėn
  • wished that car was a mustang gt500

    Artis ZvansArtis ZvansPrieš mėn
  • whos watching this in 2020

    Aizen Vynz AdlawanAizen Vynz AdlawanPrieš mėn
  • You've lost me at 10:10

    Silviu CotinghiuSilviu CotinghiuPrieš mėn
  • Mine requires a puller but the wheel doesn't have any threaded holes to bolt into, its the dumbest shit cuz i think i may ve jacked up the main bolt hole with the puller center piece consistently sliding sideways cuz dumbass me didn't put the big bolt back in but the kit i got didn't have an adapter for it to hug the big bolt, make a bad situation shitty the puller i got only has 2 slots and my wheel has arrows pointing towards 2 vaguely wide open spaces im apparently supposed to pull from but with only 2 slots the puller bolts never grab the wheel, and when they do the center piece starts gettin jacked up crooked. Im pist its the one thing i haven't been able to figure out, of course the more expensive solution [in my case] would have been to neve r have gotton a ford focus in the 1st place, but my wranglers guzzling straight 6 was sucking my wallet dry plusi got a sweet deal for this focus, but now i know why; its a fordable

    Austin HardingAustin HardingPrieš mėn
  • @viewers - so steering wheel cover then :D

    Alex.MahoneAlex.MahonePrieš mėn
  • This is such a great video, and it was so easy to follow! I wasnt wrapping an actual wheel though. It was my Thrustmaster TMX racing wheel. It still worked great! Thanks!

    ChannelUndefinedChannelUndefinedPrieš mėn
  • Nice vid Why isn’t it in the Driftstang Playlist Stoked for seeing the rollcage installed

    FPV StuffFPV StuffPrieš mėn
  • Or just buy another steering wheel from the scrap yard.

    Nature GoodNature GoodPrieš mėn
  • Chris fix that was amazing .giving me ideas on my trucks steering wheel that's not even leathered wraped .

    Daniel WordenDaniel WordenPrieš mėn
  • Hey where did you buy the leather for the steering wheel

    Celso VeraCelso VeraPrieš mėn
  • I am doing this except I am using ballistic nylon 😎 Just now cut off the leather

    Meatwad BagginsMeatwad BagginsPrieš mėn
  • I think now u sud start building an engine 😜😜😜

    sreemoy dassreemoy dasPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I'm so mad that you also know how to sew and do what is essentially leatherwork in addition to being a fantastic mechanic.

    John TalisayJohn TalisayPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • All part of being a good mechanic haha

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Hi

    Mark LloydMark LloydPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Hello!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • can just cut the stitching, peel off the leather and order a Wheelskin custom steering wheel leather hand made cover. from CoveritCanada.

    Art and DesignArt and DesignPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Surper, super great!!!! Hahaah.... This guy is AMAZING!!! Keep it that way bro!!!!

    Viper 23Viper 23Prieš 2 mėnesius
    • Thanks!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Just buy a damn steering wheel cover I’m

    Ghostly gamingGhostly gamingPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Hahahahha same wheel as my ranger. And my leather is warped too😂

    Dustin HalatDustin HalatPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Very nice job, but the wheel feels so much better with some foam on it.

    Maj. DudeMaj. DudePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I was going to do this on my Mercedes C-Class but I decided just to double-check eBay first and found a steering wheel that was still in really good shape for 25 bucks. So if you're thinking of refinishing your steering wheel it's never a bad idea just to check the used market first.

    BR DavisBR DavisPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • you could also just keep the steering wheel on and just remove the old leather and clean the glue off

    FreebuxFreebuxPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Wai don't u buy a racing steering

    Aalin_Ahnaf karim_2Aalin_Ahnaf karim_2Prieš 2 mėnesius
    • @ChrisFix yaaaaaah luv u bruh ur the best

      Aalin_Ahnaf karim_2Aalin_Ahnaf karim_2Prieš 2 mėnesius
    • I'm still driving the car on the street, so I have to retain the airbag for now! But I have something cool coming with the steering wheel very soon, stay tuned!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I've used Wheelskins steering wheel covers with alot of success. It's easier. At the spokes, it isn't quite as nice but, it looks good. Also, I didn't remove the original cover. Yes, it made the wheel a little thicker but, that's fine. The vehicles I did were a 2006 Ford Ranger and a 2006 Expedition.

    ralph sampsonralph sampsonPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Thanks for sharing!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Beautiful

    TheKnifeGuyTheKnifeGuyPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • How do I know if my steering wheel also has that extra layer underneath the leather?

    Hackle McFackleTicksHackle McFackleTicksPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • The upholsterer in me cringed, but good job otherwise. I would recommend getting a kit so the seam looks toasty af. Even holes and no bulk. You also won't have to take the steering wheel off and they make different sizes/shapes for your type of steering wheel.

    Julie McDonnellJulie McDonnellPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I love ur vids soooo much u should do more vids do more and u should have 10m subs and u deserve it because ur vids are amazing

    Minecraft zombie boyMinecraft zombie boyPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Hey Chris pls sub to my channel pls pls I love ur vids

      Minecraft zombie boyMinecraft zombie boyPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Thanks a lot!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • you got a new subscriber ,Chris respect I like your work.

    Rolf SchulzeRolf SchulzePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • what about a custom steering wheel

    Lasse Schouboe LarsenLasse Schouboe LarsenPrieš 2 mėnesius

    Erin AverytErin AverytPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • 0:49 I no longer need my 9-5 because of, *p a i d t o b e h o m e .c o m*

    iftikhar kamraniftikhar kamranPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Its not worn out and damaged... Its vintage

    Nathan Rey SarverNathan Rey SarverPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • well, you do it. I will buy it.

    sebalnakjisebalnakjiPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Not hating but that sh*t looks trash dude

    jiji androidjiji androidPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I have had my Ford Ranger stepside for twenty years and it has never broken down once. I really love that truck, but man my wheel is in sad shape. I'm goint to try this! Great video!

    srvfan454srvfan454Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • 13:10 Exactly. I just wouldn't have the patience. Looks great though.

    Stan Dan DeliverStan Dan DeliverPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Thanks a lot!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Is there anything this guy can't do?

    THE BEAR JEWTHE BEAR JEWPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Great video. You explain it properly.

    Keith MolbeckKeith MolbeckPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • What can this man not do

    Dane CobbDane CobbPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • like it! original turns handmate. Very nice dude!

    exaktexaktPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Reupholster a door panel or the dash

    Mario CubiasMario CubiasPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • who thought he was just gonna use soapy water .... shits magical

    PyrrhicPyrrhicPrieš 3 mėnesius

    baltasarbaltasarPrieš 3 mėnesius