Anyone know how to repair a crack, caused by the sun, on a veneered steering wheel please guys??

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Asked by Jun 16, 2012 at 07:16 AM about the 2010 Chrysler Sebring Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Got a crack on the top of the wheel, next to the non veneered section, anyone sorted the problem? if so
would be grateful to know how!

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When you say veneer/non vaneer I as assuming you are not talking about a wooden steering wheel. However, this problem was a common problem decades ago with the introduction of plastics. Over the years the plastic components tend to dry out (yes they do that) shrink and become brittle. The best example I can give you are the older cadillacs with the plastic trim around the tail lights when energy absorbing bumpers were introduced. Lets just say it is not going to get any better. The crack will get wider, to a point, then over time another crack will develop. There some products on the market (not made for that particular purpose) which will fill the gap. They are a two part epoxy product. Be advised you will never match the color or pattern completely. So if looking at a repair that does not match aggravates you more than the original crack, save yourself a little. For curosity sake, what is the make and model of your vehicle.

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Thanks for that Mark, its a Chrysler Sebring 2010 been out in the hot sun, now garaged away from the heat.

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Must be a common problem with 2010 Sebring owners. The iternet has dozens of sight offering covers specially made for the sebring plus other companies which will redo the wheel completely for about 250 bucks. Of course it means pulling the wheel off the vehicle, sending it off for a remake. And I doubt will you want to have to resort to my actions when back in the early fifties, my model T was driven with a firmly attached pair of vice grips to the shaft. Maybe one of those custom covers will be to your liking. They are about fifty bucks.

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Thanks again OJ. The 50 buck option sounds good.

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I have a 2008 Sebring Convertable that has started cracking. Could you direct me to the internet sitese that offers covers specially made for the Sebring. Thank you for your assistance.

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