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Mercedes Interior Trim / Buttons / Switches Fading or Peeling

Learn how to repair peeling or faded steering wheel and window switch buttons. Replacing the buttons on the steering wheel is typically very costly. It requires that you remove the steering wheel in some cases. Instead of going the expensive route, you can use an Automotive Radio Buttons Repair Kit, which is much more affordable and can achieve satisfying results.

Common Problems

  • Steering Wheel Button Peeling
  • Window Switch Buttons Faded
  • Radio / Navigation / Dash Buttons Paint Coming Off


You can use sticky buttons that are cut out specifically for your model of Mercedes-Benz. Alternatively, you can use touch-up paint to restore the button instead of using stickers/decals. In some cases, the old buttons can be removed and replaced.

Use Mercedes Benz Window Button Repair Kit For 2008-2014 C E CLK CLS ML Class GL Class GLK to restore the buttons on your Mercedes-Benz. You can either use these decals which stick on top of the buttons or you could use Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit to paint the buttons, instructions for this method are provided below.

Choose the button that you are trying to repair.

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Instructions on how to restore peeling buttons on your Mercedes-Benz

You can also use this leather and vinyl repair kit if you are trying to fix leather or vinyl repairs. It works for tears, burns, peeling, and cuts. It even has several colors included to match your existing color.

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Step 1: Use a small 200 grid sandpaper (1/2 inch x 1/2inch not larger) to sand the worn out buttons carefully. Be careful not to sand buttons that are not damaged.
Step 2: Next use a small piece of cloth and Isopropyl alcohol to clean the button that you just sanded to prep it for the next step.
Step 3: If you have a small brush, clean carefully between the buttons. Clean the small gaps that you may not be able to get to with your cloth.
Step 4: Next use the repair kit to carefully paint the buttons on your steering wheel, radio, dashboard or window switch. Some kits may come with a kit that you can use to cut out labels or letters. You will need to recreate the old buttons. Cutting out letters is easy, but if you have a symbol that has faded or the paint peeled off, it may not be easy to recreate that symbol again.
Step 5: Let the paint dry for a few hours before you can press on the buttons again.mercedes button peeling off

Note: If you have a large plastic interior trim that you need to restore, you may want to remove it from your car and use Interior Vinyl Paint. This is a better approach to satisfying results than using the touch-up paintbrush.


Use the comments section below to let us know how you restored the buttons on your Mercedes-Benz.


  1. My plus button sl500 radio system is acting like its about to fall off how to repait it pls

  2. What about those peeling cup holders? I cannot find a solution!

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