Steering wheel refurb - perforated or non-perforated leather

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BladeRunner919
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Steering wheel refurb - perforated or non-perforated leather

Post by BladeRunner919 » Wed 14 Dec, 2016 10:34

I'm planning on getting my wheel done by Royal Steering Wheels and I'm undecided on whether I should go for perforated leather or not. Part of me likes the look, but part of me wants to retain a more 'standard' look (albeit with the extra padding).

Are there any pros and cons to the perforated, or is it purely down to how it looks?

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Re: Steering wheel refurb - perforated or non-perforated lea

Post by BeemerBoyo » Wed 14 Dec, 2016 16:49

Getting my wheel done at Royal too but after Christmas. I think plain black nappa all round is best with M 3 colour stitching and a 2mm diameter increase.

Cant wait. Have been quoted £130 plus shipping. Just concerned about removal do you have any tips?
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Re: Steering wheel refurb - perforated or non-perforated lea

Post by BladeRunner919 » Wed 14 Dec, 2016 17:01

No, I haven't removed mine yet but it should be straightforward - what are you concerned about?

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Re: Steering wheel refurb - perforated or non-perforated lea

Post by Rafolian » Wed 14 Dec, 2016 17:48

Got mine done at Royal, smooth nappa top and bottom, perforated at sides and red stitching and slightly fatter rim.
Fantastic job, worth every penny. Ten minute job (or less) to remove/replace!!

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Re: Steering wheel refurb - perforated or non-perforated lea

Post by bertiejaffa » Wed 14 Dec, 2016 21:11

I like perforated at the sides and plain top and bottom - cant go wrong with Royals
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Re: Steering wheel refurb - perforated or non-perforated lea

Post by 4wheels » Wed 14 Dec, 2016 22:21

Any pictures?

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Re: Steering wheel refurb - perforated or non-perforated lea

Post by BladeRunner919 » Thu 15 Dec, 2016 11:01

Rafolian wrote:Got mine done at Royal, smooth nappa top and bottom, perforated at sides and red stitching and slightly fatter rim.
Fantastic job, worth every penny. Ten minute job (or less) to remove/replace!!
I'm considering red stitching - can you post a pic of yours?

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Re: Steering wheel refurb - perforated or non-perforated lea

Post by bertiejaffa » Thu 15 Dec, 2016 13:38

look on my signature strips (m refurb) and you will see the one I have on my Z3M. but some of them are :

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Also below see the one I had on my 911. Make sure you ask for extra padding !!

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