Dashes & Steering Wheels
Dashes and steering wheels fit into two basic types: molded and wrapped. The type you have installed in your vehicle will decide your repair and upgrade options.
Types of Dashes
Typically made without seams
Vinyl or leather, with seams
Problem for leather wrapped dashes
A leather dash (especially unprotected) has a tendency to harden and shrink back because of UV rays and heat
Problem for Molded Dashes
Heat can cause the dash pad to “curl up” or peel back from the “frame structure” of the dash.
Fix for Leather Covered Dashes
The repair involves removing the needed components of the dashboard, removing the old damaged materials and recovering with new leather.
Fix for Molded Dashes
Re-adhere the foam and vinyl back down.
Possible fix for any dash
Install a molded dash cover over the existing damaged dashboard.
What is Thermo Vacuuming Forming?
Thermo Vacuum Forming is the process manufacturers use to create the seamless dashboard in most vehicles. It removes all of the air between the foam injected dash and the vinyl or leather exterior to create a clean and perfectly fit dash.
Because of this process, repairing usually requires covering or replacing with a leather wrapped dash.
Types of Steering Wheels
Leather Wrapped Wheel
Wear & Tear
Your steering wheel is the most-touched part of your vehicle, so it is often the first place your experience wear or damage.
Leather-wrapped steering wheels are notorious for showing your hand positions and experiencing small cuts and gouges.
Fix for Leather Steering Wheels with scratches or wear
Minor wear, discoloration, and even scratches can be repaired and refinished without replacing the leather
Fix for Leather Stearing Wheels that have major wear
Option 1 : Remove bad leather and restitch / re-wrap the wheel to look like a new factory wheel
Option 2 : Cover over the existing wheel with a new leather steering wheel wrap.
If the leather is beyond repair or you’re interested in a new look and feel for your steering wheel, we’re extremely well qualified to do that, too.
Every car can use a touch up on the outside. Check out our paint correction shop.