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Cleaning Oily Shift Knobs and Wheels #108325 Feb 21, 11:58am Feb 21, 11:58am
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2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250

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Lafayette, LA
Cleaning Oily Shift Knobs and Wheels
My GTS leather wheel has always been kind of oily, like a residue over the whole wheel, obviously from years of contact with hands and oils.

However, I recently purchased a new 2004 shift knob off ebay for like $13, and it felt very mat and "non-oily"

So, using my old knob, I tried to clean the leather, and tried a couple things.

One of them worked FANTASTICALLY. Non-chlorinated brake cleaner from Coastal. It took off the oil, and left the leather feeling mat and dry. A quick wipe with Maguiers leather wipes, and quickling drying that off replaced the feel of the wheel and the shift knob to the way that it was when the car was purchased.

Spray a small amount of cleaner onto a paper towel and wipe the surface down. Use it sparingly.

Test an area of the wheel that is unseen to make sure it works with your cleaner if you try this, even better to use an old shift knob something of that nature


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Re: Cleaning Oily Shift Knobs and Wheels [Re: DiabloGTS] #108326 Feb 21, 12:06pm Feb 21, 12:06pm
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Something else that removes oil and is VERY cheap (like less than a dollar a bottle) is isopropyl alcohol from your local pharmacy. Just don't use too much or you'll dry out the surface you're cleaning.


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Re: Cleaning Oily Shift Knobs and Wheels [Re: DiabloGTS] #108327 Feb 21, 1:25pm Feb 21, 1:25pm
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Sweet, thanks for the info guys thumbsup

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