Limited steering wheel crack

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  1. DeereGuy

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    I picked up this beauty off of eBay for a really good price. I knew it had a small crack in it but I was hoping it wasn't that noticeable. Unfortunately it's pretty noticeable. Anyone have suggestions on how to fix it or conceal it a bit? the seller claimed it was brand new just a little bruise but I'm not sure I want to put it in my truck the way it is now. Thanks!!

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    Is that on the back side? I don't see it in the first pic
     
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    Also off topic question. Is that part of the steering wheel heated?
     
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    You're right. It's not fixable and you definitely don't want it in your truck. I'll take it and dispose of it properly for you.

    Is that a crack or a scratch? It looks like it might be a scratch in the finish. That's going to determine what you can do with it.
     
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    It's towards the front side of the steering wheel right over the curve that is why you can't see it from the front.
     
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    I don't know, if it's just a scratch and not a crack I would see if I could just make it less noticeable
     
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    It's actually a crack. There is a small indentation at the same location. I bet it was dropped. I'm actually not sure I really like the feel of the top section...
     
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    I really don't know. I assume it is.
     
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    Can you try wet sanding and polishing it? I would try it got nothing to lose
     
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    If it's cracked, your only real option is probably to fill it and then smooth it out. I've repaired wood steering wheels in the past but most have just required sanding out the scratches. CA (super glue) works well for filling in deep scratches, so you might be able to use that.
     
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