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RE: Stringing steering wheels... - Tony Betts - 06-12-2020

Been having a test of the burgundy I wanted to use on the boulogne car.

It looks ok for a special.

But for me on a vintage it is to glossy. And the grip to small on a 1.2mm

It's taken me 4 hours to get this far?

Tony.

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RE: Stringing steering wheels... - Howard Wright - 06-12-2020

Hi Tony

I tend to agree that the small thread doesn’t provide the right “vintage” look.  I used 3mm but that was for straight lacing rather than the herringbone pattern.  A thinner thread does cover the original grips better than the thicker one.

Love the colour!

Cheers

Howard


RE: Stringing steering wheels... - Duncan Grimmond - 06-12-2020

I love the colour too but, for the same reason I'm not a doctor, I don't have the patience...


RE: Stringing steering wheels... - Tony Betts - 06-12-2020

Hi Duncan,

There is always a bright side.

As I'm doing now, waiting for the F1 highlights. In front of the open fire. With a large maker's mark and ice. Stringing a steering wheel.

The positives being heat and alcohol, two things I don't get out in the cold cold barn.

Tony.


RE: Stringing steering wheels... - David.H - 07-12-2020

With all the excitement have you tied yourself in knots!!
Amazing race! 
David


RE: Stringing steering wheels... - Tony Press - 07-12-2020

Did someone bribe the Merc pit crew ? 

What happened to Danny ?

So many questions  Big Grin

I will watch the highlights closely tonight !


RE: Stringing steering wheels... - John Gould - 19-12-2020

Hello Howard, thanks for your post and pic. On the strength of that I’ve strung my wheel with the 3mm waxed cord and it now looks very nice. I needed approx. 8m per segment so I needed a total of 3x10m from the eBay supplier. I anchored the ends with wound and tied 1mm waxed cord - just like a very original type35 Bugatti I saw at Silverstone a long time ago.
Just wondering if you’ve felt the need to varnish the cotton or is it ok as it is, it certainly feels fine as it is.


RE: Stringing steering wheels... - Howard Wright - 19-12-2020

Hi John

I’ve left mine as is.  If it starts to fray I may put a post of satin or matt lacquer on.

Cheers

Howard


RE: Stringing steering wheels... - Tony Betts - 19-12-2020

This is what I finally went with for the boulogne build.

The wheel is finished in 1.5 dark green.

Took 60metres.

Thanks tony

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RE: Stringing steering wheels... - Duncan Grimmond - 19-12-2020

That looks great Tony, very impressed!