We covered a lot of ground on The Hog Ring this month — including industry news, product reviews and even some awesome sales and promotions from our sponsors. Here’s a look back at August 2015.
Thanks to everyone who read and shared our review of the MasterPry LED, the auto trim industry’s first interior pry bar with a built in LED light. As promised, we picked three auto upholsterers who entered our social media give away to award a free set.
Over the last few decades, we’ve seen vehicle seats transform from a simple frame / foam / fabric construction to one of the most complex elements in a cabin. In fact, today it’s common to see a single seat feature power adjustment, lumbar support, massagers, heaters, coolers, speakers and airbags.
Well, Lincoln Motor Company just made things even more complicated by unveiling a 30-way power seat that literally allows drivers to make adjustments for each butt cheek.
Despite some recent positive developments, demand for convertible cars has been on a steady decline for more than a decade. The reasons for the drop are many, but a recent report on National Public Radio (NPR) says tougher fuel economy standards are making it even worse.
Auto upholstery is a multidisciplinary craft that requires professionals be proficient in a range of skills — including sewing, carpentry, fiberglass/plastic fabrication, mechanics and more.
Carlex Design, however, recently added another discipline to the mix that I bet you never considered: barber.
Every auto upholsterer’s toolbox is filled with a wide range of pry bars in various shapes and sizes. However, none are like the MasterPry LED — the first and only pry bar with a built-in LED light.
General Technician Equipment (GTE), the company behind this new product, recently sent us one to try and three others to give away on The Hog Ring. What follows is our review.