The hand-polished aluminum spokes of Dino brand steering wheels is a unique alloy available only in Italy and specially formulated for marine use. If exposed to water and not dried immediately, the spokes' finish may spot; this spotting is not corrosion and can usually be removed completely by using a soft cloth and an aluminum polishing paste (e.g., Mothers brand, product #05100), such as those commonly found in auto parts stores.  Periodic polishing (every 60 days or so) is also recommended.

updated: 4/11/2008