Are they still connected to the frame of the wheel? They can be removed with a bit of finesse (jeweler's flathead screwdriver), light touch and patience. After that you can sand them to your hearts delight. I pulled mine and color matched them to my car with factory spray then clear coated them. They have held up nicely for over 2 years.ERICWC said:I thought I was the only one with corrosive hands! My wife says I exude acid and destroy everything. I destroyed both my remotes - the rubber basically melted. My steering wheel spokes have almost all the paint worn off on the left. I know painting it will not last - my acid will eat it again. I really like the black underneath - just need to figure out the best way to remove the rest of the paint without wrecking the spokes so they are naked.
Any ideas besides sanding???