How to fix a small tear in the steering wheel

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  1. malex

    malex New Member

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    There is a small tear / deep scratch in a what steering wheel of a Prius 4 that I'd like to fix. It's at the top of the wheel and is annoying to the touch. I wonder if a but if superglue or something like that would do the job. Thanks! 20191217_110935.jpeg

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    alanclarkeau Senior Member

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    There have been some threads on PriusChat - I think some went to their dealers and got a replacement under warranty.
     
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    Looks like what my wife does to steering wheels with her rings.
     
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    To me it looks like a bubble, not a tear. Maybe a deep depression.
    Yes, there is a thread on steering wheel covering failure.
    Bubbling would be a replacement IMO.

    If you are saying it is a tear you could certainly try super glue.
    I would also say a heat gun and leather working "bone" tools may aid the repair.

    Good luck.
     
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    I think dried superglue would be more annoying to the touch than the bubble.
     
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