Steering Wheel refurb - Royal not available

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Re: Steering Wheel refurb - Royal not available

Post by Metrics » Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:41 pm

Similar to how mine looked, the leather just wears out.
?The up down arrows are on a separate piece which crumbles off.

OP, also looks like you have grey stitch
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Re: Steering Wheel refurb - Royal not available

Post by Raj » Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:28 am

yeah it's bad. It was left in a garage for a year before I bought it.

Up/down just fell off.

The stitching is green and blue but very worn. Look at the second to last picture.

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Re: Steering Wheel refurb - Royal not available

Post by Adwo » Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:27 am

I paid €955/£900 for reupholstering my steering wheel at Alpina, including +2 mm and a new lavalina cover for the spokes..

Looks fabulous though..

So, £310 is relatively cheap.. :D
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Re: Steering Wheel refurb - Royal not available

Post by Metrics » Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:20 pm

I paid about £1250 for a new wheel - decided on this route as the rim was loose on the metal rim, so properly knackered!
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Re: Steering Wheel refurb - Royal not available

Post by Raj » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:05 am

That does appear to be an ok price then. Perhaps Royal was too cheap?

I think I'll go with MPM and ditched the perforated leather and the augmentation. If Alpina did thicker wheels as an option then then is in keeping. I thought that if I was changing it anyway by making it thicker, I may as well go with other non-standard modifications. Appreciate that being pointed out.

I'll post a picture when it's done. Thanks

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Re: Steering Wheel refurb - Royal not available

Post by BarryM » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:34 am

Raj wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:05 am
Perhaps Royal was too cheap?
There's a line you don't see too often on the forum :)

Although it's great to keep an Alpina original I don't see any problem in a few small mods that make the car yours, especially if they're easily reversible. I went with alcantara for my wheel and gear knob/handbrake from Royal although I did keep the originals too, I've been very pleased with the end result:
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Re: Steering Wheel refurb - Royal not available

Post by Raj » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:49 am

How much did it set you back?

Looks nice. That was my thinking originally. It is all reversible. Not thought about alcantara. Never driven a car with it on. How do you find it?

I've thought about the gaiters too but think that might be too modded to have them in black. I was considering redoing them in grey but with green blue stitching. But I'm looking at doing the sound system too so that's a bit much cash.

Speaking of which, is that the dynavin headunit?

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Re: Steering Wheel refurb - Royal not available

Post by BarryM » Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:36 am

I had them done by Jack in 2016: £175 for the wheel & £105 for the gear/handbrake parts. They feel nice to use, although after 4 years the wheel is showing very slight signs of use at the 2&10 positions but that’s just me being picky, although the car isn’t a DD of course.

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Re: Steering Wheel refurb - Royal not available

Post by JASV8S » Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:39 pm

I always thought a thicker steering wheel might look out of place in the B10 but seeing this photo it doesn't.
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Re: Steering Wheel refurb - Royal not available

Post by Aggie » Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:37 am

FYI. Gary at Sytners quoted me 500 euros for factory recover. Hoping to get mine done next year.
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Re: Steering Wheel refurb - Royal not available

Post by Trilly-Uk » Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:08 pm

A while ago from some other forum posts made a note of this chaps details as restored someone else’s Alpina steering wheel. It’s a while ago and can’t remember which forum.

www.leather-restoration.co.uk/home

If you look in his store you will see has a lot of steering wheels already done. Maybe worth contacting him for a quote.
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Re: Steering Wheel refurb - Royal not available

Post by CaesarBob » Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:34 pm

Trilly-Uk wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:08 pm
A while ago from some other forum posts made a note of this chaps details as restored someone else’s Alpina steering wheel. It’s a while ago and can’t remember which forum.

www.leather-restoration.co.uk/home

If you look in his store you will see has a lot of steering wheels already done. Maybe worth contacting him for a quote.
Think this could've been the post you were thinking of Kevin.
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Very nice and amazing finish. You have set a standard here.
Thanks. The interior also scrubbed up well thanks to my business partner who also owns and operates http://www.leather-restoration.co.uk/

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Re: Steering Wheel refurb - Royal not available

Post by hashluck » Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:39 pm

CaesarBob wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:34 pm
Trilly-Uk wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:08 pm
A while ago from some other forum posts made a note of this chaps details as restored someone else’s Alpina steering wheel. It’s a while ago and can’t remember which forum.

www.leather-restoration.co.uk/home

If you look in his store you will see has a lot of steering wheels already done. Maybe worth contacting him for a quote.
Think this could've been the post you were thinking of Kevin.
hashluck wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:38 pm
Fast3000 wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:17 pm
Very nice and amazing finish. You have set a standard here.
Thanks. The interior also scrubbed up well thanks to my business partner who also owns and operates http://www.leather-restoration.co.uk/

https://twitter.com/Leather_restore/sta ... n.co.uk%2F
Yes Colin can restore, but not re-trim

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Re: Steering Wheel refurb - Royal not available

Post by jolls » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:54 pm

How about asking these guys? http://www.b-trim.co.uk/index.php Custom trim work including trimming dashboards, door cards, steering wheels, gear gaiters and other automotive parts is mentioned on their site.
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