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broncotw
05-04-2010, 10:57 AM
Here is a picture of my steering wheel.... There is some slight oxidation in the aluminum part of the wheel (not the chrome)!

Does anyone have a suggestion on how to remove this oxidation?

Thanks,

Ted

06197ttlq9-footer
05-04-2010, 11:15 AM
http://www.meguiarsdirect.com/product_detail.asp?T1=MEG+G13508

thatsmrmastercraft
05-04-2010, 11:15 AM
Is that bare aluminum or coated? If its bare, you can use some wheel polish to clean it up. If its coated and the oxidation is between the aluminum and the coating, you have a larger project on your hands.

Sodar
05-04-2010, 11:25 AM
The clear coat gets clowdy and to the best of my ability, I cannot get my wheel to shine like it once did. I have actually been looking for stainless or polished (unclear coated) wheels for this very reason. I have also noticed that the rubber/synthetic leather on the wheel wears down and looks like crap, too.

I want to get a new wheel, but for the $$$$, I think I am going to wait until next year.

broncotw
05-04-2010, 11:27 AM
Sodar -- I have the SAME problem with the rubber on my wheel as well!!!

Sodar
05-04-2010, 11:31 AM
I don't have my boat here, so maybe you can answer this. What is the diameter of the OEM wheel?

thatsmrmastercraft
05-04-2010, 11:35 AM
If you are ready to give up on the clearcoat, you can get rid of it with brake cleaner. You need to be careful to not make the rubber worse as it will eat that up too. Once the coating is gone, you can polish the aluminum, though this might be more work than its worth. There are plenty of nice wheels to be had at http://www.summitracing.com/

broncotw
05-04-2010, 12:24 PM
Are there other steering wheels that MC sells? Replacement wheels?

thatsmrmastercraft
05-04-2010, 12:43 PM
I was thinking that MBD had something, but my search came up empty. Next step, or first step, would be your local / favorite MC dealer.

TMCNo1
05-04-2010, 12:59 PM
You may find something here too, especially under "Marine", http://www.grantproducts.com/

83SuperSlot
05-04-2010, 02:15 PM
Is that bare aluminum or coated? If its bare, you can use some wheel polish to clean it up. If its coated and the oxidation is between the aluminum and the coating, you have a larger project on your hands.

This has also worked for me in the past...

wayne73
05-04-2010, 03:16 PM
I went with a grant marine steering wheel as well. Took a little while to get the correct spline hub, but worked out great.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww238/wayne_carlson/092909_225702.jpg

thatsmrmastercraft
05-04-2010, 03:26 PM
Welcome to Team Talk. Nice looking wheel.

DemolitionMan
05-04-2010, 03:33 PM
2010 wheel.

broncotw
05-04-2010, 05:27 PM
I like that 2010 wheel..... Would that one fit my 2005 Prostar 197TT?

jdhart73
05-04-2010, 05:38 PM
You guys just need to pony up and by the real deal....
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41lpSe6Qy%2BL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

broncotw
05-04-2010, 05:41 PM
I agree jdhart73..... I will re-route my exhaust hoses so they protrude from the sides of the boat as well...... And of course I will add some glass-packs.....

CruisinGA
05-04-2010, 05:57 PM
I agree jdhart73..... I will re-route my exhaust hoses so they protrude from the sides of the boat as well...... And of course I will add some glass-packs.....

Glass-packs? Dude, get out of the 80's.

Whistle tips are where it's at...

whistle go woo-woo!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSOSJ68xOBA

ORX-1
05-04-2010, 06:20 PM
I have the same problem, I want the 2010 wheel... Wonder what it cost?

Dylan
05-04-2010, 07:10 PM
Glass-packs? Dude, get out of the 80's.

Whistle tips are where it's at...

whistle go woo-woo!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSOSJ68xOBA

I have nothing to offer this thread, besides thanks for posting this!

Eagle Lake Rebel
05-04-2010, 08:20 PM
Not sure how to repost one of my old posts, but if y'all go to my X2 compass post (I think it's #161) you can see what I did to upgrade from the standard MC wheel. It's been on for 2 seasons and still looks brand new. Got the wheel from 4 winns. The brushed Al matches perfectly with the dash Al trim.

jdhart73
05-04-2010, 09:53 PM
woooooooooot wooooooooooooooooooooott!! namsayin!!

CruisinGA
05-04-2010, 10:22 PM
I have nothing to offer this thread, besides thanks for posting this!

I was worried everyone had already seen it....

A real internet classic :D


It's jus for decowation, dats it and dats all

DemolitionMan
05-04-2010, 10:24 PM
I like that 2010 wheel..... Would that one fit my 2005 Prostar 197TT?

It should.

broncotw
05-04-2010, 11:18 PM
Hey Eagle Lake Rebel -- is it possible you could post a picture of your steering wheel? How much did you pay for that one?

Thanks,

Ted

Eagle Lake Rebel
05-05-2010, 12:41 AM
Broncotw, I'll see if I still have that photo. If not y'all will have to look at my old post. I'm sure there is someone that can pull the photo from the old post and repost it here.....I just don't know how. That wheel was $$$ (around 300) but it is sweet. I had to have an adapter hub made to fit the MC hub, but that was not a big deal to get done.

Sodar
05-05-2010, 12:50 AM
Eagle's pic is in this thread: http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=25293

Eagle Lake Rebel
05-05-2010, 10:44 PM
Thanks Sodar for the EZ link.