Reviewed By Coleen S (Mancelona, MI) Reviewed for a 2008 Kia Sorento —12/30/2008 6:25 AM
This was my first time wrapping a steering wheel with leather of any kind. I recommend that you re-read the directions to start with to omit having to undo or start over. Since it was my first time, the first 1/4th of the wheel starting from bottom of steering wheel, was not as tight as the rest, and by the time I got the hang of it and improved in the consistent tightenting, I was at the 1/2 way mark. I didn't hestitate to undo it to the beginning to make it all the same. Pay attention to the tightenting to make the leather either almost touch when tightening, or even to completely touch, if possible. I did the dummy stiches across the four spoke sections, and be sure to begin again with regular stitching with under/over so that all four spokes match before and after, and also that the holes match up. I came out perfectly at the end with the correct matchup of holes, and tied off/tucked away. The leather quality can handle the almost over tightening so don't be afraid to really give it a tuck making sure each tightened stitch is the same to get a professional look. What a difference it made to my interior look, and I saved so much by doing it myself instead of letting the dealer charged me and arm/leg when I bought the car brand new. It took me over an hour to do this, and I was so engrossed in the stitch by stitch detailing, that I didn't get tired or frustrated. I am proud of my first wheelskins leather installation.