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post #31 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 07:49 AM
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Here's a couple:
If you are using a rubber bungee, try cleaning the rubber with acetone as acetone renews rubber and removes oxidation and makes it grippy like new. (Great on paper drive rollers in printers, but do not get it on plastic as it will melt many plastics including steering wheels.) It does evaporate quickly, so the rubber is ready to use once dry.
If using the cloth covered bungee, try wrapping the steering wheel with 3M waterproof bandage tape. It is a stretchy polymer foam skin colored tape that adheres nicely but removes cleanly. The top surface is a rubbery foam polymer that would give some grab to the cloth surface of the bungee. It really does peel off cleanly in one piece when you are done with it. The dimensions of the bungee are important to the success of the auto centering of the wheel in the referenced links with pictures listed earlier. If the 3M skin tape does not give enough grab for the bungee, then add old fashioned friction on top of the foam tape. It has a sticky messy adhesive, so be sure to still use the skin tape that removes cleanly, on the steering wheel first. The 3M waterproof bandage skin tape is available at most pharmacies like Walgreens and can be used to improve friction with the rubber bungee as well. Good luck. Let us know how you make out.
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Here's a third idea: If your steering wheel spokes are at 4 and 8 o'clock on the wheel, wind your bungee around one spoke, then across the wheel around the other spoke then down to the seat on each side. You may have to adjust the length to get the proper and equal tension on both sides.
Have fun with that!
The benefit of a single bungee, is that if one side breaks or lets go, the wheel naturally self centers as opposed to yanking the wheel to one side if one of two bungees lets go so I would only reccomend using a single bungee. Good luck.
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