Since this thread is still the top hit when you Google "string wrap steering wheel" I figured I'd resurrect it...I recently found it when trying to figure out just what to do with the spokes when I was wrapping the steering wheel of my CJ7. I used 50' of 3/16" nylon rope, and had plenty to spare. I probably should have gone 1/4" as my main goal was thickening the wheel. If you want to try the technique found in that big four-spoke classic wheel, I think it uses 1/8" (or even thinner). 3/16" was way too thick to go that route. The start is straightforward: Tie the string to the bottom spoke with plenty of slack, and start wrapping it around the wheel. As I went, I would go back and twist until the string was so tight I couldn't twist it anymore. It doesn't take much, really. I did that the whole way around, squeezing the string together, then twisting it tight...until I got to the first spoke. On the left side, I was kind of just winging it and when it started to work, I just moved on. For the other two I had a kind of epiphany with what to do with the string to make it symmetric and clean. It involves wrapping until you reach the midpoint of the spoke, sending the string across the spoke and around the wheel, then tucking the string inside of that...This encourages the string on the "new" side to stay snug against the spoke as you back-fill string to meet at the midpoint. After that, you cross the string over once again and just start wrapping again...It's hard to explain, but the images should. For the tie-off, I did a quick overhand knot and just melted the rope together with a soldering iron. I tried a lighter, but it melted fully through in one part...The iron was much more controlled. I didn't bother with shellac or whatever 'cause I like the feel of the rope, and there isn't much risk of corrosion with a nylon rope around a plastic steering wheel.