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I was thinking of a way to stop my steering wheel from deteriorating further and thought the ancient, seafaring art of coxcombing might do the trick. What the heck, it looks cool on 20's and 30's racing Bentleys so I gave it a go. My wheel has stress cracks at the "spokes".  No gluing involved so it can be removed easily...probably all unravel in a few days anyway...

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That looks good to me. Nice work. Is that twine that you used or maybe the reed used to cane chairs?
My wheel is unfortunately too far gone for this. I am considering body filler and spray paint. Otherwise it’s a whole new wheel at over $1,000.

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Thanks. I used "tarred" or waxed twine. It's kinda sticky and doesn't fray like household twine. Keeps in place better too. We'll see how well it holds up. 

Peter

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