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ALLAN
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:pale: first time we've had the Polara out on a hot day, some point in the past someone has barff over the steering wheel, it's that smell that once noticed you can never ignore :-# I've removed the wheel cover and washed the wheel with three different soaps and a uPVC cleaner, it's still there! Definitely on the wheel.Help please!!

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I think this is common with some steering wheels. I bought one that needs restoring and it has the same smell.
Not pleasant at all!

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Surely can’t be sick over them ?
Perhaps a deterioration of a certain compound used in the construction??? :scratch:
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Mossy68 wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 18 11:36 pm
Surely can’t be sick over them ?
Perhaps a deterioration of a certain compound used in the construction??? :scratch:
No it isn't sick. I think I read somewhere it's the compound they are made from.

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Yep,my 70 Fury smelt the same on hot days,thorough clean with alcohol wipes helped a bit.
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Apparently a lot of old steering wheels contained butyric acid, which is "a carboxylic acid found in rancid butter, parmesan cheese, and vomit, and has an unpleasant odor and acrid taste, with a sweetish aftertaste (similar to ether)"

"Butyric acid, along with acetic acid, can be reacted with cellulose to produce the organic ester cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB), which is used in a wide variety of tools, parts, and coatings and is more resistant to degradation than cellulose acetate. However, CAB can degrade with exposure to heat and moisture, releasing butyric acid. This process is sometimes observed in the unpleasant, vomit-like odor of aging screwdrivers and other hand tools"

...so I don't think anything will take the smell away once it starts degrading. :(

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think they put that stuff in hershey's chocolate

its tastes like puke


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I think it stem,s from some undesireable of which there are plenty driving along whlst pleasuring them selves in the rusty sheriffs badge with there middle finger then transferring said stink pipe to the steering wheel, you will NOT get rid of that smell. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Cannonball wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 18 1:38 pm
I think it stem,s from some undesireable of which there are plenty driving along whlst pleasuring them selves in the rusty sheriffs badge with there middle finger then transferring said stink pipe to the steering wheel, you will NOT get rid of that smell. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
:-k I'm going to burn my steering wheel now!

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Cannonball wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 18 1:38 pm
I think it stem,s from some undesireable of which there are plenty driving along whlst pleasuring them selves in the rusty sheriffs badge with there middle finger then transferring said stink pipe to the steering wheel, you will NOT get rid of that smell. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
Thats worryingly descriptive.
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