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    Thumbs up Re-Dying Leather "Magic Mender"

    Hey guys, as some of you know, I purchased a used GXP and sold my GT. Well, me being the OCD guy that I am, there were a few things that needed taken care of before the car saw a show or the light of day for that matter.

    The steering wheel I have is 450 bucks to replace and since it wasn't in really bad condition, I looked into other avenues to fix the issue.

    Like a dummy, I don't have a before picture, but if any of you have seen a steering wheel or seats where the color has rubbed off and you can see the leather beneath, then you know what I started with.

    So, I bought this product from "Magic Mender" and set off to fix my issue. Check out the video and the results. It's truly as easy as they show in the video!

    I put 3 color applications on it and then 2 clear semi-gloss applications on it for added protection. The result speak for itself IMO! I still have to condition the rest of the wheel which will bring its color and depth up to par with the newly repaired area.

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    2009.5 MSM GXP 500ish N/A RWHP. Mods include but aren't limited to: Texas Speed 418 (6.8L) fully forged held together with ARP from top to bottom, PRC 255cc heads, Rick Crawford intake plenum, TB port, polish and tune, Roto-Fab 102mm CAI w/LS7 MAF, Kooks 1-7/8" headers wrapped with DEI, Corsa catless system, Circle D 3200 Stall, 3.45 final drive, BMR's complete street bushing kit and sway bars, Eibach Pro Kit, G-Force Axles, running on staggered VMR 710's with Bridgestone RE11 rubber. HSV triple gauge pack with Calais smokers kit mod, V6 tails, debadge/rebadge, V6 door handles, AU black door trim, Maverick Man under hood strut covers, & washer and bolt kit, fully corrected paint thanks to Adams Polishes and my hard work. Built with reliability in mind with some power for those times when you need to pass or go over a big hill. Just a poser, not a racer!

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    looks nice Chris.
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    Is this the same stuff you recommended the clear coat to help with my peely HSV wheel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Wikoff View Post
    Is this the same stuff you recommended the clear coat to help with my peely HSV wheel?
    Probably! I have a vague recollection of doing that... lol

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    2009.5 MSM GXP 500ish N/A RWHP. Mods include but aren't limited to: Texas Speed 418 (6.8L) fully forged held together with ARP from top to bottom, PRC 255cc heads, Rick Crawford intake plenum, TB port, polish and tune, Roto-Fab 102mm CAI w/LS7 MAF, Kooks 1-7/8" headers wrapped with DEI, Corsa catless system, Circle D 3200 Stall, 3.45 final drive, BMR's complete street bushing kit and sway bars, Eibach Pro Kit, G-Force Axles, running on staggered VMR 710's with Bridgestone RE11 rubber. HSV triple gauge pack with Calais smokers kit mod, V6 tails, debadge/rebadge, V6 door handles, AU black door trim, Maverick Man under hood strut covers, & washer and bolt kit, fully corrected paint thanks to Adams Polishes and my hard work. Built with reliability in mind with some power for those times when you need to pass or go over a big hill. Just a poser, not a racer!

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    wow thats amazing

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    Nice job Chris!
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    What if its not cracked but looks like some places on the steering wheel are just wearing through, would this do the job?
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    Can you explain to us what is the process

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    Quote Originally Posted by msb7144 View Post
    What if its not cracked but looks like some places on the steering wheel are just wearing through, would this do the job?
    That's EXACTLY what was wrong with mine!

    Watching the video shows you EXACTLY how I did it. It's holding up VERY well so far!

    2009.5 MSM GXP 500ish N/A RWHP. Mods include but aren't limited to: Texas Speed 418 (6.8L) fully forged held together with ARP from top to bottom, PRC 255cc heads, Rick Crawford intake plenum, TB port, polish and tune, Roto-Fab 102mm CAI w/LS7 MAF, Kooks 1-7/8" headers wrapped with DEI, Corsa catless system, Circle D 3200 Stall, 3.45 final drive, BMR's complete street bushing kit and sway bars, Eibach Pro Kit, G-Force Axles, running on staggered VMR 710's with Bridgestone RE11 rubber. HSV triple gauge pack with Calais smokers kit mod, V6 tails, debadge/rebadge, V6 door handles, AU black door trim, Maverick Man under hood strut covers, & washer and bolt kit, fully corrected paint thanks to Adams Polishes and my hard work. Built with reliability in mind with some power for those times when you need to pass or go over a big hill. Just a poser, not a racer!

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    What color did you use? Just black or graphite?
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