How to Clean Bird Crap Off Auto Upholstery

Published by Naseem Muaddi on January 16th, 2017

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Clean Bird Poop

Is there anything more annoying, insulting and repulsive then having a bird take a crap on a newly installed convertible top or, even worse, on a car seat? It happens. Especially for auto upholstery shops that park a lot of their customer’s vehicles outdoors.

However, don’t be so quick to wipe it off — as that could make the mess a lot worse.

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Las Vegas Trim Shop Destroyed in Fire

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on January 13th, 2017

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Wizard's Custom Interiors

Days before the new year, Wizard’s Custom Interiors in Las Vegas, Nevada, was ravaged by flames that consumed more than a dozen vehicles, including a 1928 Ford Model T.

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Register for the 2017 Mobile Tech Expo

Published by Naseem Muaddi on January 12th, 2017

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - 2017 International Mobile Tech Expo

Auto trimmers interested in launching a mobile leather and upholstery repair service should consider attending the upcoming 2017 International Mobile Tech Expo in Orlando, Florida.

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Survey Finds Drivers Still Love Convertible Tops

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on January 11th, 2017

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Mercedes-Benz convertible

Not so long ago industry insiders were warning that convertible vehicles were a dying breed — but not anymore. In recent years, open-air vehicles have seen an extraordinary resurgence, with automakers manufacturing more soft-top models and Haartz Corporation continuing to develop fabric technology.

Car drivers have also reaffirmed their love for convertible vehicles. In fact, a recent consumer opinion survey conducted by Haartz found that key demographics prefer convertible soft tops over fixed roofs, and that 90% of convertible owners drive their cars year round.

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Window Tint Can Protect Your Clients’ Upholstery

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on January 10th, 2017

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Window Tint

Increasingly, auto upholstery shops across the United States are adding window tinting to their list of services. The reasons are two-fold: (1) The skills necessary to tint glass are similar to those trimmers already have,  and (2) It’s profitable work.

Shops considering this should read “The Benefits of Tinted Auto Glass,” a recent article by news website Tech Featured that can help trimmers upsell the service.

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Car Upholstery Key to Solving Murder Case

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on January 9th, 2017

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Bradley Edwards

A car’s upholstery may be the key to cracking a decades-old murder mystery in Western Australia.

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What’s New at Albright’s Supply?

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on January 6th, 2017

The Hog Ring - Auto Upholstery News - Albright's Supply

Albright’s Supply is kicking off the New Year with some awesome sales and promotions! Check out their January 2017 newsletter for details.

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Adam Logie Wins our Knipex Cutters Giveaway

Published by Naseem Muaddi on January 5th, 2017

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Knipex Cutters

Congratulations to Adam Logie of Finish Line Interiors in Santa Clara, California, for winning our Knipex Diagonal Super Cutters giveaway!

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Review: Knipex Diagonal Super Cutters

Published by Naseem Muaddi on January 4th, 2017

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - KC Tools - Knipex Cutters

No auto upholstery shop’s toolbox is complete without a pair of diagonal cutters. This multi-use tool is great for snapping hog rings, cutting wires, removing staples and an endless array of other tasks. That’s why trimmers always have one by their side.

The good folks at KC Tool recently sent us a pair of Knipex Twinforce Diagonal Super Cutters to test. Check out our review below and find out how you can win a pair.

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5 Tips to Start Your Shop’s New Year Right

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on January 3rd, 2017

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - The Shop Jan 2017

With the new year comes the opportunity for a fresh start. For auto upholstery shop owners, that means recommitting one’s self to being a successful entrepreneur, evaluating what you’re doing right and wrong, and making smart changes where necessary.

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