240z Steering Wheel refurbished – part 1

A few weeks ago, I picked up a series 1 (slotted spoke) Datsun 240z wood rimmed steering wheel for the 280z at a great bargain.

Took some time this past Sunday to give it a good clean up and re-paint!
Sanded, 2 coats of primer, 3 coats of paint and a 2 coats of matte clear coat.
Didn’t come out too bad, but I think it could use a buff and another coat of clear just to be safe (and some of the matte clear came out patchy).

I’ve determined the wood grain on the wheel is actually worn pretty heavily, and needs a stain to bring it back to it’s former cherry color glory. That’ll be for “part 2”.

240z steering wheel - series 1 - start 240z steering wheel - wood grain close up

240z steering wheel - wood grain close up

240z steering wheel prep'd masked off 240z steering wheel primer grey coat close up 240z steering wheel primer grey coat

240z steering wheel black coat close up

240z steering wheel - black paint coat 240z steering wheel spoke finished

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