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Clear coating a 1951 nos steering wheel

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I have an nos 1951 Hudson ivory steering wheel. It smells so bad one can hardly stand it. Dont know what type of plastic it is made of. I'm wondering if I can safely scuff and clear coat with urethane clear to "lock" the smell in ?

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If it's leaching a smell,  then seems like it might want to blister the clear coat.  Have you tried polishing it.  Might help seal it in.  I've used mother's mag and aluminum polish to polish NOS steering wheels before and it works quite well.  Not sure it will seal it but it might help.  

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It's made of recycled dog poop. That's why it smells like that.

But really it's the type of material used back in the day....cellulose acetate butyrate.

When it starts to break down it smells awful.

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