Rubbed off patch - back of the steering wheel

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  1. GLK

    GLK Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I did something very stupid a few days ago - noticed what I thought was a tiny bit of dirt, on the top of the back of the steering wheel - the plastic textured thingy, not leather.

    So I rubbed it, not aggressively I might add, and without any solvents - just a baby wipe, and to my horror realised: it was a tiny bald patch, and now it has grown:

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    :(

    Is there anything I can do to fix it?

    I now wish Jack re-trimmed my own steering wheel, not a donor one he sourced, as mine was perfect ..
     
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    I did the same thing on another piece of trim, sounds really odd I know but some coconut oil on it masked it mine :D

    There must be a more professional solution out there though ;)
     
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    GLK

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    I shall try that, thanks Abs!

    So, it's going to smell like Bahamas in the car now ... I can live with that :)
     
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    Good luck David, not sure if it’s dependent on the type of plastic. Mine was on the door card on the CLK but it looks the same :)

    Haha yes that doesn’t sounds too bad does it? :D
     
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    Thanks Abs.
    There's a vinyl repair spray been suggested - I'll try that too, if no joy with coconut oil.
     

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