Some of the stitching under the top of the steering wheel on my e39 has come apart. Although I like the idea of getting it retrimmed that's a bit expensive at the moment. It's a late sport steering wheel the same as an E46 M3.
Anyone had a go at DIYing this? Looks like waxed polyester thread is the stuff to use? any particular needles?
Any links to diagrams explain the stitch pattern? I think its just a zigzag stitch in the middle I need to replace, between two lines of running stitch along the edge of the leather.
sounds like you have it sussed. I have used thread meant for leather machines before but it's a bit big for normal needles. Use a smooth blunt tool to tension the thread before tying off and don't drag it under those stitches too hard or it will break them too.
I have retrimmed a couple of wheels by hand just using cross stiches and two threads... hurts the finger tips after a bit
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