Marks on Woodgrain. Help

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Marks on Woodgrain. Help

Post by StreekG » Fri 24 Dec, 2010 12:39 pm

I've been noticing little marks appearing on the wooden parts of my steering wheel, im absolutely baffled as to how they are getting there, im not driving with razor blades attached to my hands so i just cant figure out how these marks are getting there.

Heres a pic of said marks, hopefully theres something i can use to get these marks off.

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Re: Marks on Woodgrain. Help

Post by 420 SE » Fri 24 Dec, 2010 12:46 pm

are you wearing any rings? They look deep but you could try some of Meguires plastic polish.
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Re: Marks on Woodgrain. Help

Post by StreekG » Fri 24 Dec, 2010 12:52 pm

No i don't wear anything on the fingers.
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Re: Marks on Woodgrain. Help

Post by Moopere » Fri 24 Dec, 2010 3:31 pm

Seriously strong and sharp fingernails???

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Re: Marks on Woodgrain. Help

Post by StreekG » Fri 24 Dec, 2010 5:02 pm

Another cross off the box, as gay as it sounds my nails are well maintained... well cut a couple of times a week anyway...
I dont believe it could be my nails, my palm is always wrapped around that part...
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Marks on Woodgrain. Help

Post by Boyracer » Fri 24 Dec, 2010 5:30 pm

Maybe it's your keys hitting the wheel as you exit?
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Re: Marks on Woodgrain. Help

Post by cuisses » Fri 24 Dec, 2010 9:10 pm

I would be betting keys as well. Another possibility is metal fittings on your cuffs (e.g. cufflinks or metals fasteners on a leather jacket), or a watch.
It seems clear that it has to be something pretty hard. I have the solid plastic old style steering wheel (in my case from 1970), which is hard to damage, but on a few occasions I have hit it with the key or metals fasteners, and it has not sounded good.
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