Buick to Air First-Ever Super Bowl Ad for Cascada

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on February 6th, 2016

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Proving once and for all that convertible cars are back, Buick is set to air it’s first-ever Super Bowl commercial on Sunday featuring the all-new Cascada.

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Someone is Setting Car Interiors on Fire in NH

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on February 4th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Portsmouth New Hampshire Car Fire

There’s a pyromaniac on the loose in the city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and he’s exclusively targeting car interiors. The culprit, who earned a spot in our “Hall of Shame,” has so far broken into nine vehicles and lit six on fire.

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Alea Leather Now Sells Headrest Shrinkers

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on February 3rd, 2016

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Since giving away a headrest shrinker in 2012, auto trimmers from all over the world have been emailing us to ask where they can buy one. Well, here’s the answer: Alea Leather Specialists, Inc.

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The Strange Ways Ford Tests its Car Interiors

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on February 2nd, 2016

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Audi made headlines last year with news that it employs a special “Nose Team” to test the scent of every fabric and material that goes inside its cars. However, it’s hardly the first automaker to rely on strange tests to measure and evaluate some aspect of its interiors. In fact, Ford Motor Company just revealed that it too engages in such experiments.

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NC Carpet Binding & Equipment Sponsors THR

Published by Naseem Muaddi on February 1st, 2016

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It’s with great pleasure that we introduce The Hog Ring community to our newest site sponsor: NC Carpet Binding & Equipment.

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Haartz Care Guide: Vinyl Convertible Tops

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on January 31st, 2016

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It’s not enough to sell and install convertible tops. Auto upholstery shops that want to distinguish themselves as convertible top experts should also teach customers how to care for their new tops and even sell products, like RaggTopp Cleaner and Vinyl Protectant, to help them do just that.

To get you started, we collaborated with The Haartz Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of convertible topping, to put together a one-page care guide that you can print and leave in customers’ cars.

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How to Make a Roadster Top for a 1930s Ford

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on January 28th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - 1933 Ford Roadster

Want to learn how to fabricate an old school roadster top? Then check out Hot Rod Network, which recently followed Paul Reichlin of Cedardale Auto Upholstery as he constructed one from scratch for a 1933-34 Ford.

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Albright’s Supply Offers Free Custom Foam Cutting

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on January 27th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Albrights Supply Foam Cutting

Did you know that Albright’s Supply, one of the largest auto and marine upholstery suppliers in the U.S., carries foam rubber in a range of thickness and density, and even offers a FREE custom foam-cutting service?

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How Molded Vehicle Carpets are Manufactured

Published by Naseem Muaddi on January 26th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Molded Automotive Carpet

Have you ever wondered how automotive carpet is molded to fit onto a vehicle’s floorboard so perfectly? Well then check out these two videos that show step-by-step how it’s done!

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Detroit Auto Show Turns Fashion Show

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on January 25th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Inteva Products LLC - NAIAS 2016

The love affair between automakers and fashion houses is long and storied. They often inspire each other’s work, share designers and even manufacture products for one another. So it should come as no surprise to learn that the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan, was briefly transformed into a fashion show on Saturday.

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