How to clean, protect and colour steering wheels

Leather steering wheels are exposed to a lot of moisture, skin fats and cosmetic creams and sunlight. Body sweat is especially aggressive against leather. The colour softens and rubs off or the leather cracks.

To prevent such damage clean regularly with COLOURLOCK Mild Leather Cleaner and protect the surface with COLOURLOCK Leather Shield. Greasy or sticky steering wheels should additionally be cleaned with COLOURLOCK Leather Cleaning Spirit.

Old and dry steering wheels should be treated with COLOURLOCK Elephant Leather Preserver. The Preserver keeps the leather smooth.

Damages in the colour coating can be repaired with COLOURLOCK Leather Fresh. The leather must thoroughly be cleaned and degreased before. Smooth rough areas with the Leather Sanding Pad. But not every scratch becomes completely invisible.

The leather won’t look like new. It will look like well-preserved old leather. If this result is not sufficient, it will need to be treated professionally by a leather repair shop. Extremely brittle and broken leather should be re-trimmed.

Recommended products

Black leather dye incl.
Leather Repair Kit for Steering Wheel Black
The leather repair set for steering wheels contains all important utensils and high-quality materials for the preparation and repair of black steering wheels. It is used to repair local scratches and scuffs and to refresh the color. The set of the brand COLOURLOCK, manufactured in Germany, in the LEDERZENTRUM, contains:  15 ml COLOURLOCK Leather Cleaner Mild15 ml COLOURLOCK Degreaser15 ml COLOURLOCK Leather Fresh Black15 ml COLOURLOCK Leather Shield 15 ml COLOURLOCK Elephant Leather Preserver1 x sanding padSponges and cloths Steering wheels are in daily use. Due to frequent contact with moisture, sunlight & creams they wear out quickly or become greasy. Hand sweat and skin oils are particularly aggressive against the leather. The reason: leather is an open-pored material into which hand perspiration, skin fats and moisture can gradually soak. This makes the leather brittle, the color softens and the leather rubs off. In some cases, cracks even appear as a result of wear. The COLOURLOCK leather repair set for black steering wheels is the solution. The bestseller from Germany is now also available in the UK - with an improved formula and solvent-free! The COLOURLOCK Leather Fresh included in the set is used to refresh the color. While the COLOURLOCK Cleaner Mild prevents damage, the sealer protects the leather after recoloring. The COLOURLOCK Degreaser frees the leather from excess grease. It is solvent-free and particularly environmentally friendly. The COLOURLOCK Elephant Leather Grease cares for the freshly dyed leather and gives the surface a natural shine. Application: carefully mask off all areas of the steering wheel that are not to be treated with COLOURLOCK Leather Fresh.Apply COLOURLOCK Leather Cleaner Mild to one of the enclosed sponges and clean the steering wheel thoroughly. Then apply COLOURLOCK Degreaser to a cloth and go over the surface to degrease the leather. Rough spots, scratches, abrasions or protruding leather edges can now be smoothed with the COLOURLOCK sanding pad. The excess sanding dust should then be removed with a cloth.Dab the COLOURLOCK Leather Fresh Black carefully with the sponge or apply it to the steering wheel in circular movements. Then allow to dry completely or blow dry. This process can be repeated if necessary.After 24 hours, a thin layer of COLOURLOCK Elephant Leather Grease can be applied. It cares for the steering wheel and gives the leather a natural shine. The COLOURLOCK Elephant leather grease is mostly used for old steering wheels. This step can also be omitted for new steering wheels.After another 24 hours, put COLOURLOCK Leather Sealer on a cloth and apply it gently to the steering wheel to protect the surface from new dirt and abrasions.

US$46.80*
Refresher for scratches
Leather Fresh Dye
Leather Fresh is a colour refresher (dye) for scratches, worn, or faded leather. Leather Fresh is ideal to refresh colour damages on car leather, furniture leather, leather garments and handbags. Do not use on porous leathers unless colouring the entire surface - it can make the surface appear patchy. It can be sponged on or sprayed using an airbrush.  Application Always test any products first on a hidden area to test for colour match!Firstly, clean the leather thoroughly and prepare the surface. Use Mild Leather Cleaner for normal degrees of soiling or Strong Leather Cleaner to remove heavier dirt (where the leather has been neglected for many years). Cleaning prior to treatment ensures the paint bonds to the surface well and ensures durability. Use Leather Cleaning Brush to effectively remove all ingrained dirt. Cleaning removes dirt but for long lasting results you should also de-grease using Leather Cleaning Spirit.Use a sponge to apply the colour evenly, working from seam to seam. Dry afterwards with a hair dryer. On small spots, a one application is sufficient. Apply multiple thin layers and dry each layer using a hair dryer.A day later, after it dries, apply Leather Protector. It gives the leather a good sheen and helps blend the repair. It contains antioxidants, which stops the leather's decay, and its UV filters protect the surfaces of old and valuable leathers from bleaching and fading. Also keeps the leather supple.  46 standard colours and prepare special colours according to sample or manufacturer name.
Standard-F-Colours

Content: 150 ml (US$21.60* / 100 ml)

Variants from US$12.00*
US$32.40*
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Leather Cleaner with sponge
Ideal for cleaning leather car and furniture upholstery, bags, suitcases or garments.The Leather Cleaner is provided in a foam dispenser bottle. Foams clean the leather more efficiently than liquid agents, the consumption is considerably smaller, and the leather does not become wet, which could otherwise become hard after drying.Firstly, clean the leather thoroughly before refreshing the colour or applying care products. Use COLOURLOCK Mild Leather Cleaner against normal soiling. Cleaning before treatment prevents the dirt sticking to the leather's surface. Our COLOURLOCK Leather Cleaning Brush effectively removes ingrained dirt (use circular motions and work from seam to seam). After cleaning, it is always best to apply a care product to protect it against general wear and future staining.Amount: 200 ml Mild Leather Cleaner. This is usually sufficient for the cleaning of a whole car interior or set of furniture.Amount: 1 litreApplication areas: Car Leather, Furniture Leather, Shoes, Bags & Accessories, Leather ClothingFor: Pigmented leather, PU leather, Pull Up leather, Semi-aniline leather ApplicationAlways test any products first on a hidden area in case they affect the colour.Dispense some foam on a sponge or brush. Do not apply to the leather directly! Clean the leather from seam to seam using the foam; repeat several times, if necessary. Remove dirty foam residue with a slightly moistened piece of cloth, then allow to dry.On older leathers, stains might sink into the surface, or perceived dirt might actually be colour damage. Such stains cannot always be removed by cleaning, in which case, use COLOURLOCK Leather Fresh for refreshing the colour, or ask us for advice.These products are also suitable for "Cool Leather/SRT (SunReflective Technology) Leather"!
Cleaner mild or strong
Available Sizes

US$25.20*
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Elephant Leather Preserver 125 ml
Ideal for the care of leather which is exposed to the weather, or for conserving extremely dry or antique leather.Designed for treating genuine "Pull Up" furniture leather (oiled leather). Do not use on Bycast or polyurethane-coated (PU) leather.ApplicationAlways test any products first on a hidden area in case they affect the colour.Rub some preserver onto a clean, soft piece of cloth and apply to the leather. If required, use the cloth to give a final polish. The fat is difficult to use when it’s cold, so be sure to work at room temperature or warm it slightly with a hair dryer.COLOURLOCK Elephant Leather Preserver protects and waterproofs all types of nappa leather.

Content: 125 ml (US$16.80* / 100 ml)

US$21.00*