This Week Win a Snap Setter Kit!

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on April 27th, 2015

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This week only — follow both The Hog Ring and Albright’s Supply on Instagram and you could win a snap setter kit with everything you need to get started!

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Photo: Rolls-Royce Door Panel Panniers

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on April 24th, 2015

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Rolls-Royce Phantom Limelight Door Panel

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is renown for its over-the-top luxury interiors, and the new Phantom Limelight is no exception. Among its long list of bourgie accruements, the limited-run bespoke sedan features his and her door panel wardrobes.

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Should You Buy a Skiving Machine?

Published by Naseem Muaddi on April 23rd, 2015

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Brent Parker of Brent Parker Motor Trimming wrote at length about the importance of reducing selvage bulk in his article “10 Tips to Take Your Trimming to the Next Level.” One way to do this is by using a skiver.

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Car Upholstery, Rubbing Alcohol and Cigarettes

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on April 22nd, 2015

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Scott Kemery of Bridgehampton, New York, made national headlines last week when he attempted to kill the bedbugs living in his rental car by soaking its upholstery in rubbing alcohol — before lighting a cigarette.

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Ward’s Picks Best Interiors of 2015

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on April 21st, 2015

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Just in time for next month’s interiors conferenceWardsAuto has released its annual list of the “10 Best Interiors.” Unlike last year’s list, which featured the Rolls-Royce Wraith and Mercedes-Benz S550, every car that made the cut is affordable.

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The 10 Most Ridiculous Concept Car Interiors

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on April 17th, 2015

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Nissan Pivo 2

Though they rarely ever make it to production, concept cars are awesome because they challenge us to think outside the box, be creative and explore what’s possible when no limitations exist. With such free rein, the results often run the gamut from the super impressive to the super ridiculous. The latter is what Jalopnik chose to highlight in its most recent article: “The Ten Most Ridiculous Concept Car Interiors.” 

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Haartz Corporation Goes ‘Topless in Miami’

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on April 16th, 2015

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Haartz Topless in Miami

The Southern Automotive Media Association’s (SAMA) fifth annual “Topless in Miami” convertible competition is getting a major boon this year, as Haartz Corporation, the world’s leading supplier of convertible topping material, steps in to sponsor the event.

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Watch How Audi’s Leather Interiors are Produced

Published by Naseem Muaddi on April 15th, 2015

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Audi Leather

Audi has designed and manufactured exquisite car interiors for so long that it’s easy to take them for granted. However, the amount of work that goes into each and every one is truly fascinating.

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Find a Job in Auto Upholstery

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on April 14th, 2015

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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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Photo: 1984 Bertone Ramarro Bench Seat

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on April 13th, 2015

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - 1984 Bertone Ramarro Bench Seat

In 1984, Nuccio Bertone of now-defunct Italian automaker Gruppo Bertone sought to conquer the U.S. market with the introduction of a concept sports car he dubbed the Ramarro — Italian for “green lizard.”

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