98 2.5RS Acadia Green
Great start, man. I'm glad to see you are doing everything the right way instead of the easy way.
:mamoru:that's Abel's old wheel!! :banana:
Well, there's your problem. I'm no pro but IIIRC mink oil is a great leather conditioner, but it's too good of one. It'll over condition the leather making it softer than you want it to be which probably caused the 3 O'Clock position of the wheel to pretty much disintegrate. Think of how toilet paper dissolves when it's drenched in water, that. And you used 4-5 coats of it... :lol: It also has the ability to discolor the leather since it's over saturated, so it's usually darker. Again, not an expert, just what I've read if I remembered it right.Dude, that wheel came out fvcking amazing!!!
The 9 0'clock and 3 o'clock were the parts that were giving me a headache. I lathered that thing up with 4-5 coats of mink oil, but I never got that result.
Very, VERY nice!!! :clap:
But did you see the outcome? mg:
Thanks! I'm trying to not cut corners as much. Though I still do now and then, as you may notice with the wheel resto.Great start, man. I'm glad to see you are doing everything the right way instead of the easy way.
Thanks! Give it a week or so when I get it back!Sweet thread, looking good!
...and it's looking better than ever! :banana:that's Abel's old wheel!! :banana:
Thanks! However, I'm not sure a ghetto-rigged wheel recovery should be really stickied.Great work so far... your wheel recovery write up should really be stickied.
Looking forward to more.
Twins! Well, it was. It's a blue color of sorts and #nofilter, as the cool kids say it. Getting into an accident that could have been prevented with better brakes really changes your mind on when to get the upgrade. Sooner than later would've been better.Looks familiar
I can't tell but was it BRP before and RBP/WRB after? I couldn't tell if it was a filter or if the color actually changed. Either way, looks good! I'm jealous of your 4 pots, I'll probably be doing the same thing soon.