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      07-23-2013, 11:21 PM   #1
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Cleaning M3 Performance Steering Wheel Material

Hi guys..

Sorry if this has been discussed before. I searched and didn't come up with anything concrete.

I have the Performance steering wheel and notice that the left side is wearing a little bit. What is the best way to clean/wash the wheel? Do I just use water and a microfiber, or there is a better way to bring the freshness back to it?

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Warm water and a microfiber is your best bet. There are dedicated alcantara cleaners however and I think leather masters makes one.
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When I had the Electronic Perf wheel (V1)....I used the BMW branded alcantara cleaner and a cloth diaper...foam on...wipe off. Heavily soiled parts of the wheel I would spray with the cleaner and use a stiff toothbrush to agitate then wipe off with a cloth diaper. I would use a microfiber to pay dry the alcantara when I was done.
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Hi guys..

Sorry if this has been discussed before. I searched and didn't come up with anything concrete.

I have the Performance steering wheel and notice that the left side is wearing a little bit. What is the best way to clean/wash the wheel? Do I just use water and a microfiber, or there is a better way to bring the freshness back to it?

Thanks for any suggestions.
Mike,this will do the job,and it will bring the freshness back to it
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^^+1 BMW cleaner is the way to go
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Mike, use this: I've been using this for years and so far it hasn't let me down. http://www.detailersdomain.com/Leath...ara_p_213.html

I lather it in with a extra soft bristle toothbrush. Wipe down with clean microfiber.
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Mike,this will do the job,and it will bring the freshness back to it
Anyone know where i can purchase this online? I can't seem to locate it at bmwpartspros.com or getbmwparts.com.

I can only find - http://www.getbmwparts.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462
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Anyone know where i can purchase this online? I can't seem to locate it at bmwpartspros.com or getbmwparts.com.

I can only find - http://www.getbmwparts.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462
Unfortunately, a part # exists for this product - but it cannot be ordered by US BMW dealerships at this point.
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I used auto finesse fabric cleaner and a towel, not an MF. It worked perfectly and looked like new afterwards. That DIY video is pretty good.
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Used a suede brush with a spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
Spray on one area, then brush it
Dissolves the oils from your hand, and also kills any smell from the sweat
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Checkout this video from AMMONYC he uses a Veyron as a demo vehicle:

http://youtu.be/wROwSj7OJGg

and read this article from TOGWT on autopia:
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