Will These Upholstery Trends Ever Come Back? 2

Published by Naseem Muaddi on September 23rd, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Super Trendy Interiors

In the first installment of our two-part series, “Will these upholstery trends ever come back?“, we covered everything from vinyl tops to suspended headliners.

In this follow up, we chose another five interior trends that are either dead or on the chopping block. Take a look and tell us what you think about our list.

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Will These Upholstery Trends Ever Come Back? 1

Published by Naseem Muaddi on September 22nd, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Auto Upholstery Trends

Automotive interiors are in a constant state of evolution. Materials and methods that were once staples of the industry have become relics due to new technologies and fashion trends. What was once cool in 1970, is not so hot today.

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Philippines Trim Shop Destroyed in Fire

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on September 21st, 2016

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A fierce blaze has destroyed an auto repair and upholstery shop in Mandaue City, Philippines, and left a nearby family homeless, according to local reports.

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Lexus Unveils New Spider Silk Upholstery

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on September 20th, 2016

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Lexus is set to debut its all-new “Kinetic Seat Concept” at the 2016 Paris Motor Show later this month, and our spidey senses are tingling! That’s because the seat is upholstered in a synthetic spider silk material woven in a unique spider web-pattern.

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Watch: Clark’s Corvair Parts Emboss Door Panels

Published by Naseem Muaddi on September 19th, 2016

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You’ve seen door panels for classic cars with extravagant patterns that are embossed rather than stitched, but have you ever wondered how they’re made? Take a behind-the-scenes look at the process known as dielectric embossing.

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Shop Profile: Madam Chuah of Cushion Specialist

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on September 16th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Cushion Specialist

Madam Jenese Chuah, an upholstery shop owner in Singapore, has been working in the craft for 43 years, and has no plans to retire. In fact, she says: “If I stop working, I don’t think I will be able to live.”

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Where Did the Term ‘Rumble Seat’ Come From?

Published by Nader Muaddi on September 15th, 2016

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Auto upholstery shops that work on a lot of antique cars know that a “rumble seat” is a reverse truck lid that opens to reveal a hidden bench seat in many old-school roadsters. But how many know where the term comes from?

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Illustrations Help Upholstery Pros Do Better Work

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on September 14th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - The Shop Magazine Article

Illustrations are playing an increasingly important role in the work of auto upholstery shops, especially those that specialize in custom interiors. Though not all shops use illustrations, those that do find them to be extremely helpful in understanding what their clients want, how feasible their requests are, and what the projects will entail.

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How to Install a Top on a 2011-2012 Camaro

Published by Naseem Muaddi on September 13th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

In 2011, Chevrolet introduced the convertible version of its fifth-generation Camaro. Two years later the automaker subtly redesigned its top and frame due to customer complaints of rubbing and excessive wear.

As a result, upholstery shops wanting to repair 2011 and 2012 models must retrofit the new canvas top on the old frame by making a number of modifications. Fortunately, they’re all listed in the following step-by-step guides.

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Find Out What’s New at Electron Top

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on September 12th, 2016

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Electron Top recently sent a flurry of fliers to auto upholstery shops highlighting their latest sales, promotions and more. It’s a must-see for all shops that install convertible tops and sell care products.

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