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Thread: What did you do for your ZHP/ BMW / MINI today? #2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatguy_JZ View Post
    Thanks everyone.

    They're a big body shop brand I got from a local detail supplier. Allura is the name. I've had em for a while now and I had good results with my Porter Cable and the Black IS300 I used to own. I used Hex Logic Foam pads as well.



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    Quote Originally Posted by papa_g View Post
    For the first time since acquiring the ZHP back in 2017, and perhaps for the first time in its 103k mile life, I cleaned the alcantara steering wheel. I used genuine BMW alcantara fabric cleaner and a tooth brush. The grime I cleaned off from the wheel turned 2 buckets of water black, and fouled up a few microfiber cloths, but I think I have restored the wheel to its former glory.
    The only thing I realized though, is that I am not sure if I like the feeling of an alcantara steering wheel. Even after all this, I think I want to get it changed to regular leather. Maybe I need to give it some time...
    Lol I did the same. Thoroughly cleaned my Alcantara wheel and was like f this prissy ass fabric on a surface that my hands touch all the time. I picked up a worn M3 leather wheel, stitched on a $25 faux leather cover, and am significantly happier with it. Fatter, grippier against skin, and stays clean.

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    Installed yellow fogs. Alternator and pulleys on the way for next weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papa_g View Post
    The only thing I realized though, is that I am not sure if I like the feeling of an alcantara steering wheel.
    In winter youíll love not grabbing cold leather though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveInMD View Post
    Installed yellow fogs. Alternator and pulleys on the way for next weekend.

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    Lens cover or totally different fogs?

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    What did you do for your ZHP/ BMW / MINI today? #2

    Quote Originally Posted by 704sw View Post
    In winter youíll love not grabbing cold leather though.
    I really donít see that as being an issue for me personally. Sitting on a cold leather seat is another story.
    Iím going to keep it the way it is for now because changing to leather means I have to change my ebrake and shift boots, which I kinda wanna keep.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 704sw View Post
    In winter you’ll love not grabbing cold leather though.
    The alcantara gets cold too. The temp difference between the two doesn't feel that much different.
    The constant stress of having to worry about it wearing is not worth it IMO.

    Plus, in my experience, winter gloves don't grip alcantara at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by az3579 View Post
    The alcantara gets cold too. The temp difference between the two doesn't feel that much different.
    The constant stress of having to worry about it wearing is not worth it IMO.

    Besides, that's what winter gloves are for, and winter gloves don't grip alcantara at all.
    Different strokes, I guess. I find the difference between my Coby wheel and the leather wheel in the X3 to be significant. But nothing is colder than the wood wheel in my momís last two Lexuses. Jesus talk about a terrible idea. Itís not cold enough down here for winter gloves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by az3579 View Post
    The constant stress of having to worry about it wearing is not worth it IMO.
    I keep a toothbrush in my car now so I can give wheel a quick little brush after every drive hahahah


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    Quote Originally Posted by papa_g View Post
    I really donít see that as being an issue for me personally. Sitting on a cold leather seat is another story.
    Iím going to keep it the way it is for now because changing to leather means I have to change my ebrake and shift boots, which I kinda wanna keep.


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    Nah man you don't need to change the boots. I made a rule with my car: if it touches skin, then it should be leather (steering wheel, shift knob, ebrake handle, armrests), and if it touches clothing, it should be Alcantara (seats), and if it touches nothing, then who gives a shit what material it is. Alcantara boots stay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZHPizza View Post
    Nah man you don't need to change the boots. I made a rule with my car: if it touches skin, then it should be leather (steering wheel, shift knob, ebrake handle, armrests), and if it touches clothing, it should be Alcantara (seats), and if it touches nothing, then who gives a shit what material it is. Alcantara boots stay!
    Haha thatís a good rule. I bet alcantara seats are nice. Iím more concerned about everything matching. Like my interior aesthetic af


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