If you are like me you tend to be excited about some portions of the car restoration hobby and not so much with others. Digging in to the engine – love it! Brakes or exhaust – let’s “get ‘er done”! Upholstery – OH…no…no…noooooooooo!!!
Just the thought of damaging the upholstery is sickening, these materials don’t patch well and I can’t stand the thought of driving around with ripped interior…it’s just unacceptable!!! Fixing it just isn’t something I look forward too. I have had success with kits and they are a bit of work, but nothing like what a good custom shop can put out.
You can see my handy work at the links below (some video’s are missing – lost in the cloud when one company bought out another).
Mustang Upholstery Part III
Mustang Upholstery Part IV
Mustang Upholstery Part V
Mustang Upholstery Front Seat Finale
So when I ran across the article below, I thought that this is something I would benefit from reading. Even if I’m not going to buy a heavy-duty sewing machine and start my own upholstery shop there will be some good tips to learn. I won’t be posting them here, so chase the link below and bookmark it.
BLOG: Auto Upholstery 101
December 23, 2014
I’ve been writing “Interior Insights” articles for over three years now. Most of my articles have been focused on the business portion of the automotive upholstery industry. I’ve talked about everything from customer service, looking for new talent to marketing your business.
Starting in 2015, I will be taking a new direction on article topics. I plan on launching a series of articles that deals primarily with basic auto upholstery.
These articles will reach out to the novice as well as experienced individuals who are interested in auto upholstery and want a better understanding. I will cover materials, tools, specific interior components and techniques used when reupholstering a vehicle. I will also touch on all types and styles of vehicles.
This is a lot of ground to cover and a variety of subjects to address. I would appreciate feedback as I write on new topics each month—areas that you would like to know more about. I have years and years of experience and a true love for the auto upholstery industry; I love teaching others what I know.
via BLOG: Auto Upholstery 101 | Performance & Hotrod Business.
Tools of the trade – even if you are using a kit
Thanks for reading.
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