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      02-21-2020, 05:25 PM   #1
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Getting rid of impression on steering leather

Is there any way I could get rid of the 2 line impression on my steering wheel?

If I condition the leather, will it help?
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On most things leather, if you place a towel over the crease and use an iron on low it will come out. That being said, this is an airbag cover...so I'm not sure.
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On most things leather, if you place a towel over the crease and use an iron on low it will come out. That being said, this is an airbag cover...so I'm not sure.
Thanks but it seems quite dangerous to play with an iron inside the car. How about using a warm (but not too hot) towel and gliding it over the crease? Also if I condition the leather, will that help?
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Thanks but it seems quite dangerous to play with an iron inside the car. How about using a warm (but not too hot) towel and gliding it over the crease? Also if I condition the leather, will that help?
Use a hair dryer instead of an iron on a damp washcloth. Don’t heat it for too long or too much.
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Thanks but it seems quite dangerous to play with an iron inside the car. How about using a warm (but not too hot) towel and gliding it over the crease? Also if I condition the leather, will that help?
Use a hair dryer instead of an iron on a damp washcloth. Don’t heat it for too long or too much.
Thanks, will try that. Will heat gun do the job too?
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Thanks, will try that. Will heat gun do the job too?
I didn’t mention a heat gun because I have no idea how hot they can become. But if you think it isn’t too hot, that should work as well. It shouldn’t burn/scorch the leather.
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Thanks but it seems quite dangerous to play with an iron inside the car. How about using a warm (but not too hot) towel and gliding it over the crease? Also if I condition the leather, will that help?
Use a hair dryer instead of an iron on a damp washcloth. Don't heat it for too long or too much.
Thanks, will try that. Will heat gun do the job too?
I would go with hairdryer. Better slow than burnt.
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