If you are feeling brave enough to tackle your vehicle's upholstery project, then it might be a good idea to read this book beforehand and keep it within reach for the duration of the job.
Automotive upholstery is not rocket science, of course, but there are so many tricks and secrets that professional upholsterers have acquired and developed over the years, that having an insight into their world can be invaluable as a time and money saver.
If you want to do this part of your project for the satisfaction of saying you did it yourself, as well as having learned a new skill, then great. But you will benefit tremendously from the information presented by this book. Plus all the sharp, close-up photos will give you a clear grasp on what's involved in such projects and what to do.
So, if terms such as "hog rings" and "bolt-on pads" are alien to you, and you think that the driveshaft tunnel is located in Upstate New York, you definitely need to read Auto Upholstery and Interiors by Bruce Caldwell.
Detailed sections of the book include painting interior, replacing the headliner, carpet kits, dashboard resto, installing seat kits, detailing the trunk, steering wheel repairs and swaps, installing custom seats, how to use dyes, simple upholstery repairs, cleaning and detailing tips, and much more.
About the Author:
Bruce Caldwell got his first car, a Garton Kidillac, at the age of five. Forty years and 200 cars, trucks, and motorcycles later, Bruce is still crazy about cars. His how-to articles have appeared in dozens of automotive and truck publications.
Bruce builds his hobby cars and produces articles on them in a well-equipped shop and barn nestled in four acres of large evergreens in Washington state.
Subject: Auto upholstery repair, replacing, cleaning, customizing. ISBN-10: 1557882657 | ISBN-13: 9781557882653