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How do you revitalise your alacantara steering wheel??!

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by brixo, Jul 13, 2011.

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    My recently acquired 2008 Avant S Line Special Edition II has the lovely (when new!) alacantara gear knob, handbrake and "bits" on the steering wheel.

    The handbrake is like new.

    As expected, the steering wheel and gear knob are dead and flat and quite grim looking.

    Is there any techniques to giving them a bit of life?

    Ta.
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    Wet towel in the microwave then quickly rub the alcantara with and the grime will go...Its easy if you get the microwave oven close to the car on a extension lead...
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    Or Audi's fabric cleaner and a terry towel will work.
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    Excellent - as a northern cheapskate, I will be trying the former.

    Then if/when I get upset, I'll get to the stealers!

    Thanks all (again).
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    Or any leather cleaner will do it
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    I use a Maguires drying towel dipped in boiling hot water, wrap it around the Nardia fabric on the gear stick and Steering wheel apply some pressure and rub. You should see some of the dirt transfer to the towel, do a few passes like this and then leave to dry. I dont recommend using leather cleaner it will distroy the Nardia fabric.
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    Mr Sheens leather cleaner works a treat. I have the exact same problem and use this all the time.
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    Ref leather cleaner, that's what Audi used on my old one and what they told me to use.
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