Interiors and Upholstery

Aftermarket Upholstery for Classic Car Restoration

Tags: Upholstery Repair every classic car that you work on will need at least a partial restoration in the interior. The work that you will have to do will depend on the amount of work the previous owner did and the cost can range from a thousand dollars to three times that for a basic restoration.

For Hobbyists this outlay is a serious part of the budget and a custom hand made job is not always possible or reasonable.

Because many classic cars have a large aftermarket the availability of products is pretty good. In some cases such as …

How To – Changing Colors of Interior Plastic Parts

Tags: Specialty Paint · Upholstery Repair

sem38343-vinyl-prepThere are many times that you may want to paint the plastic parts inside of your  vehicle.

With the right preparation and paint selection you can normally get pretty decent results however there are some drawbacks to painting plastic parts that you should understand before you attempt a large project.

The first thing you must realize is that plastic parts have color embedded in the plastic for one reason. Any high wear area that has a paint finish over plastic will deteriorate relatively quickly because of adhesion problems.

The best thing to do when …

How to Prevent and Cure Paint Adhesion Problems on Plastic Parts

Tags: Bumpers · Enamel · Paint Additives · Paint Defects · Specialty Paint · Upholstery Repair · Urethane parts can be the most difficult areas on a vehicle to paint and keep looking good. The problem with plastic parts is that other then bumper covers they normally are designed to be impregnated with color and painting the surface is a restoration option.

Plastic parts are located through out our vehicles and it is important to know and test for the type of plastic before you begin your work.

Once you prep the surface the use of flex agents in most paints is a must. Some products such as vinyl paints and dyes are manufactured …

How to Remove Armor All and Wax from Vehicle Surfaces

Tags: Paint Additives · Upholstery Repair All has been around for probably over 30 years and it is a great product for what it does but sometimes you need to remove all of the wax and dirt from interior parts if you are restoring them and painting.

The first thing to do when cleaning your interior is to vacuum clean any dirt that you can remove. Use a brush or dry cloth and remove any material that will come off before you try to clean it because all you will end up doing is liquifying  that gunk and distributing it all …

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