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Old 02-25-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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Lets talk about knobs

So my stock knob is working fine, but the leather on my knob is wearing out from gripping it too much. Is there anything I can do to restore the manliness to my knob short of putting a new one on? I don't want an aftermarket knob as I would have to get a new shaft too, and I haven't really seen another knob I like more than mine.
Come to think of it, I wonder if I can polish my knob?














Ok while this thread is bound to make you laugh, i'm serious. What options do we have? Anyone recover them?
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:45 PM   #2
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My leather got bad when I was removing the nob from the handle so I just removed the leather around it all together and like it much more, at least until I find a new knob.
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With all the trouble i'm going through right now to restore the leather seats, thats not a path i'd like to take. But thanks for the input.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:43 AM   #4
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Buy a new knob or take it to a shop and have them glue on a new piece of leather.

Only 2 options you really have unless you go to an aftermarket knob and shaft.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:47 AM   #5
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A good interior shop should be able to cut the stitching then remove whats left of the leather to make a pattern. Then just make you a new one in the right color combo. If you get it done, I want to see before/after pics. Good luck!
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I have an unused knob where I filled the shift letters in MBM and the R in red.with Grey stiching make me an offer
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:35 AM   #7
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Topic made me think of this:


Yes, you can either find a used one for sale, or as mentioned above, have a shop custom make one for you. If it were me, I'd opt for custom-made.
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