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Ok so not sure what to do and I know many of you may think this rather daft but my Daisy Juke is no longer perfect, and no this is not to do with the gear knob lol. It's my steering wheel... It's damaged....well scratched but pretty badly.

Not only is it uncomfortable when you hold the wheel but looks awful. One is about 5 inches across the bottom and another one on the right side, stupid buckle on one of my bags caused it. It's not just the case of no longer being perfect but I bought her on finance and this willeffect that of course when I upgrade her in 3 years. Whilst at dealers getting gear stick sorted thought I'd ask how much and they quoted £1300 plus VAT just to buy no including fitting.

Is it worth it? Should I just put up? I imagine you'll likely say no in which case any tips on how to treat the scratches bearing in mind they are proper deep ridges


Thanks in advanceEdited by: Tori
 

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I did that on my last Qashqai - it was very very distracting..

I just got a really expensive leather steering wheel cover and it was fab..

Might not be everyones cup of tea but looked the part

Good luck

Fee x
 

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I'd live with it for now.. eventually there will be a few write-offs and you may be able to pick one up from a salvage yard...
 

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Agree with what 12inch said. I had an a classic car where the steering wheel needed a repair, used the local boys and job done wasn't alot of money either. and in the meantime just use a steering wheel cover if its annoying you.
 

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If it doesn't bother you so much, keep it and shop around on the internet until you might find one.
Probably not a Juke one at this time, but maybe you can fit a QQ one.
 

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Tori said:
. Whilst at dealers getting gear stick sorted thought I'd ask how much and they quoted £1300 plus VAT just to buy no including fitting.

Is it worth it? Should I just put up? I imagine you'll likely say no in which case any tips on how to treat the scratches bearing in mind they are proper deep ridges


Thanks in advance



OMG - is it legal to rip off customers so much? How can just a steering wheel cost almost 1/10th of the cost of the car, not including fitting!!!!




As they say, at least Dick Turpin had the decency to wear a mask!


Follow the advice above and find a leather trimmer in your area. alternatively, SMART repairs can be done ( Isaw it on wheeler dealers, so it must be true!).

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andytran said:
Tori said:
. Whilst at dealers getting gear stick sorted thought I'd ask how much and they quoted £1300 plus VAT just to buy no including fitting.

Is it worth it? Should I just put up? I imagine you'll likely say no in which case any tips on how to treat the scratches bearing in mind they are proper deep ridges


Thanks in advance



OMG - is it legal to rip off customers so much? How can just a steering wheel cost almost 1/10th of the cost of the car, not including fitting!!!!




As they say, at least Dick Turpin had the decency to wear a mask!


Follow the advice above and find a leather trimmer in your area. alternatively, SMART repairs can be done ( Isaw it on wheeler dealers, so it must be true!).

Andy


If your interested in a smart repair ask Deks first................
 

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Ok another daft question but what's a SMART repair?
 

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Think I'll jump in here first before all the quips about me and smart repairs.
A smart repair is industry term where if you have a scratch chips etc they will be repaired by a man in a van such as chips away(others are available). Now where as these repairs look ok on view the process used isn't in my opinion acceptable for durability or long life, if smart repairs where of a good quality then bodyshops would be using this system. Scenario- scratch on car take it to smart repairer 3 hours later scratch gone, take it to bodyshop 1 day to prep and prime then next day to paint and then later that day or next day polish up and return car
So you can see more work is involved in a proper repair which will cost more but will last the distance unlike smart repairs.
As is well documented on here i had a scratch on my car on arrival a proper repair at the time would have been £150 dealer chose to smart repiar against my wishes I estimate it cost them £50-£60 but I wouldn't accept the repair as it was not of good quality subsequent rectification of the smart repair by a bodyshop cost the dealer £299.
So basically to sum up smart repairs are a cheap way to cover blemishes on paint work but will show through further down the line of ownership
 

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Thank Deks. That'll be a no to that then lol
 

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They are absoloutely fine as long as you get a guarantee from a reputable centre...I have never had an issue with the repairs and always get a 2 year guarantee! They are however, the cheaper choice, so you have to choose carefully!
 

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They are absoloutely fine as long as you get a guarantee from a reputable centre...I have never had an issue with the repairs and always get a 2 year guarantee! They are however, the cheaper choice, so you have to choose carefully!
We will have to disagree on that I have now had 3 smart repairs done by main dealers and all substandard and requiring rectifying repair one was so bad when it was jet washed it blew the repair paint off.
 

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I would never get it done at a dealer...only specialist centres that i have used before
 
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