1966 Steering Wheel Paint

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  1. JHawk

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    My steering wheel is split and I'm going to fix it. Anyone know or have a link to the factory color?

    Thanks,
    Jim
     
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    I'm thinking we could help you if you told us a little bit more about your car/truck? Original color would help too.
    Mike
     
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      66 Charger. The wheel is the factory gold/brown color.

      Jim
       
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      I did not use this.
      You are thinking a factory match then?
      http://www.herbsparts.com/products.asp?cat=826

      I have used a PPG acrylic urethane with a clear coat.
      What ever you use, I think you will want to clear coat it for maximum durability.
      Perhaps there is an epoxy close to what you would want though.
      A nice leather cover add comfort to driving.
       
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        I agree on the leather cover. I love mine and it covered all the rim cracks. I took my shifter "cup" from the column to my local parts store and they mixed up the right color in spray cans. I painted the column and wheel ( after epoxy patching the spoke cracks) and it turned out great for my daily driver.
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        Are you sure that this isnt a "wood grain" plastic steering wheel?
        66's were wood grain and 67's had color
         
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        • JHawk

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          It looks like the one linked below so I'm assuming yes? I figure at this point with the right color I'll fix the crack, respray it and call it good. This is far from a numbers matching factory correct car.

          Jim

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          It is a original 66 Charger factory wood grain steering wheel. I had Mike do my wife's 66 wood grain steering wheel restoration and it was absolutely stunning. Not too pricey either.

          http://www.steeringwheelsbymike.com/

          Mark
           
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            That is the plastic wood grain steering wheel with all of the grain wore off
            it is possible to repaint it and make it correct but there is not any 1 color code
            I have always hated the fake wood grain look and the cost of having them restored is not cheap
            I went with a Grant Classic wood grain wheel and love it

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