by Jim Morrison
The black plastic pieces making up the steering column cowling, the steering wheel hub and the telescoping adjustment section are usually quite faded and discolored on a car that has spent its life with the top down (especially in the southern sun). These were brought back to a jet black, glossy finish that looks great and seems to be quite durable. Each of the pieces was scrubbed with soap and water to remove the loose dirt, oxidation and general crud. Then, on the particularly bad pieces, a light wet sanding with 600 grit sandpaper was performed to get down to the bare plastic. The pieces were then coated with a spray can of clear gloss polyurethane coating. The results look great with a deep black, high gloss finish really adding the finishing touch to the interior restoration.