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Old 07-29-2019, 06:41 AM   #1
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Cleaning the Alcantara Steering Wheel in my ZLE

So here's a video I recorded about two weeks after buying the car. I notice that the alcantara/ suede in the steering wheel and shifter wasn't looking how it should. So I used a simple but effective method to clean it and the results were amazing.

https://youtu.be/AE9yI34RAeA

Video is in Spanish but I added English subtitles.

Hope you like it.
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Old 07-29-2019, 06:46 AM   #2
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Here are some before and after pics...
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Old 07-29-2019, 10:31 AM   #3
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Turned out well

I use this on mine




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Old 07-29-2019, 11:24 AM   #4
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Turned out well

I use this on mine




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yup that sonax stuff is the bomb.com lol
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Old 07-29-2019, 07:48 PM   #5
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Turned out well

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I've heard good things about that one. I'll give it a try soon.

Thanks!
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Old 07-30-2019, 10:17 AM   #6
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Cleaning the Alcantara Steering Wheel in my ZLE

Mine wasn’t that dirty but i did sweat in the seat during a track day. It really freshened it up

I also wore gloves to keep the steering wheel dry


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Old 07-30-2019, 10:27 AM   #7
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Mine wasn’t that dirty but i did sweat in the seat during a track day. It really freshened it up

I also wore gloves to keep the steering wheel dry


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yup 100% wear gloves on the track my buddy even used to wear them for street driving it sucks because my hands sweat so when i dont wear gloves i just make the ac fans hit my hands to help haha
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Old 08-02-2019, 01:20 PM   #8
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Thanks Ryan for the info! Mine is in need of a cleaning very soon and I was wondering what to use to clean the micro suede!
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Old 08-02-2019, 04:18 PM   #9
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Sonax is good stuff!

Here's the before and after on my car w/ Sonax:
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:28 PM   #10
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Wow Gunkk, that’s a noticeable difference!
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Old 08-02-2019, 08:01 PM   #11
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i just used soapy water ( not much soap ) and a towel. Few rounds and towel would wipe off clean. "Rinse" with just damp towel. Mine was pretty gunky, year or more worth of driving. Felt great and then i remembered why i hated it clean.. slippery AF. Need death grip or your hand just "slide" down. Oh well.
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:01 AM   #12
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For those that use Sonax for their Alcantara, there's a really good deal on it right now on WOOT. $9.49/ea for the 8.45oz can.
https://tools.woot.com/offers/sonax-...=w_cnt_wp_2_14

If you've never purchased anything from woot.com, it will only be there until what they have is gone, so it may not be there by the end of the day.
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i also got the sponge from them 2 works great
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