Step by step process to restore the steering wheels of a series 1 Land Rover
You can see it had cracks around the spokes and the finish was very wornI stripped the boss and rim using MEK (Methyl ethyl ketone) quite nasty stuff need to wear breathing protection and butyl rubber gloves as it disolves other rubber gloves.
I bead blasted the hard to get to places and the corrosion from the Aluminium boss.
I ground out the cracks with a pointed die grinder.
I used a metal reinforced aviation grade Epoxy Glue (the grey stuff in the photo) to fill and level where I had ground out the cracks. I then filled any inperfections with a 2 part stopping putty which is a fancy name for a really fine grade of bog.
It then was primed using an Epoxy Primer and left to cure. I then sanded the grip area with 400 wet and dry.
The rim was then painted using a flat 2 part Polyurethane paint which is extremely hard wearing.
I painted the boss using 2 pack automotive paint.
Using VHT wrinkle finish I painted the horn button surround. I also painted the horn button using some left over 2 pack.