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F1 steering wheel Grips, Like on the T500 F1 ferrari rim

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Cloudini5, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. Cloudini5

    Cloudini5

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    Hello Fokes, First of all Merry Christmas to all :)

    i have a question, can anyone tell me what material exactly the grips on the Ferrari F1 Thrustmaster rim is and on a Real F1 rim like for example the Mercedes F1 Rim
    i also want to know if it is possible how to mold (if i can create the molds myself) to pour this material on home made steering wheels, but i need to know what material to use for this,

    the thing is i have an Amalgam Mclaren steering wheel wich has foam grips with a layer of paint over it, you can press a finger nail through the paint and damage the grips with a crack, and i want to either replace it with proper real grips, Also if i maby gonna make an Mercedes F1 steering wheel myself or buy one from another i want to have good hand grips and not leather or what so ever, cause i might get slightly wet hands and with leather it will get all slippery and it feels uncomfortable for me.

    Greetings Wesley

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  2. James Robertson

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    You could try using a product called sugru.

    I used it on my 3D printed f1 wheel and it works well.
    [​IMG]IMG_3865[/url] by jamesscotland73, on Flickr[/IMG] [​IMG]IMG_3865 by jamesscotland73, on Flickr

    It feels really great, is very durable, and it also sandable. (Although I didn't sand it on my project).

    I am soon going to start work on a mould for a 2015 ferrari wheel grip. I just have top work out the best way to do it.
    [​IMG]2015 ferrari wheel by jamesscotland73, on Flickr

    I have to say though, I`m really impressed with Sugru. The only down side is that its quite expensive.
     
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  3. Azure Flare

    Azure Flare
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    The SMZ1 wheel has urethane rubber grips.

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  4. Cloudini5

    Cloudini5

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    heye :) Sugru kinda looks hard to mould in a nice form, i need something Liquid to pour in a mould, let it dry overnight, take off the mould and have some nice grips !
     
  5. Joe Moore

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