Photo: Bugatti’s Braided Leather Door Panel

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on September 30th, 2014

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Rembrandt Bugatti Braided Leather Door Panel

Bugatti took super luxury interiors to an entirely new level when it debuted this hand-braided leather door panel in its limited-edition Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse.

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Interview: Haartz Talks Knockoff Convertible Tops

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on September 29th, 2014

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Haartz Corporation

The trend of customers buying subpar convertible tops online and asking auto upholstery shops to install them is a problem we’ve discussed in great length on The Hog Ring. It decreases our sales, disrupts our workflow and – when the product inevitably fails – damages our reputations.

Fortunately, we’re not alone in the fight against inferior-quality products. Haartz Corporation, the auto industry’s leading manufacturer of convertible topping material, has launched a campaign to educate the public on the benefits of having professional auto trimmers install convertible tops – manufactured using quality Haartz material – on their cars.

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Find a Job in Auto Upholstery

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on September 26th, 2014

Auto Upholstery Jobs - The Hog Ring

Are you an out-of-work auto trimmer? Fear not. We’ve scoured the internet for the latest employment opportunities in the field of auto upholstery and posted them on our jobs page. Best of all, we’ll continue to do so – so check back often!

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Where are Your Convertible Tops Manufactured?

Published by Naseem Muaddi on September 25th, 2014

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Electron Top

When it comes to producing quality convertible tops, Electron Top doesn’t mess around. Their products are high quality, priced fairly and always accompanied with superb customer service. What’s more, they’re also sourced and made right here in the United States.

In a recent flier mailed to auto upholstery shops, Electron Top‘s team asks: “Where are your convertible tops being manufactured?”

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Idaho Woman Chews Up Backseat of Police Car

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on September 24th, 2014

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Woman Chews Car Seat

It’s not uncommon for customers to ask auto trimmers to repair car seats that have been chewed apart by dogs. But when the culprit is a woman, we file that story under The Hog Ring‘s “Odd News” category.

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South Carolina Trim Shop Destroyed in Fire

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on September 23rd, 2014

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - D&B Auto Sales

With heavy hearts, we report this morning that D&B Auto Sales – an auto upholstery shop and dealership in Aiken, SC – burned to the ground on Sunday. No one was hurt in the blaze, but the 20-year-old business’ future was left in question.

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Enter Alea Leather’s Custom Interior Give Away

Published by Naseem Muaddi on September 22nd, 2014

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Alea Leather

If you’re headed to Las Vegas in November for the 2014 SEMA Show, be sure to visit Alea Leather Specialist Inc. for a chance to win a custom leather interior for your vehicle!

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Photo: Catchall Miniature Display Seat

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on September 19th, 2014

Auto Upholstery News - The Hog Ring - Dane Utech Miniature Display Seat

We recently came across this eye-catching miniature display seat on the Instagram account of Dane Utech, a talented auto trimmer employed at Customs by Vos. Having built a few display seats of our own and shared with The Hog Ring community why and how to fabricate them, we thought it would be great to hear the story behind this unique design.

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Are Industry Trade Shows Worth Attending?

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on September 18th, 2014

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - SEMA Show

With the 2014 SEMA Show less than two months away, Performance & Hotrod Business magazine has published a timely article titled “Industry trade shows — are they worthwhile or a waste?” The piece provides great insight on why you should consider attending trade shows, as well as advice on how to maximize the opportunities they offer.

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How to Sew Aston Martin’s Rapide Diamond Pleat

Published by Naseem Muaddi on September 17th, 2014

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - 2015 Aston Martin Rapide S Diamond Pleat

Last month, we showed you photos of how Aston Martin revolutionized the diamond pleat — now we show you how to replicate their design!

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