This Week Win a Headrest Shrinker!

Published by Naseem Muaddi on September 10th, 2012

The Hog Ring’s contest for “Comment of the Week” is back, and this time we’re giving away a prize that no auto upholstery shop can do without. The reader who leaves the best comment on an article this week will win a headrest shrinker ($120 value) courtesy of

If you’ve ever struggled to install a headrest cover, you’re not alone. Before tools like this came along, trimmers had to wrestle covers over bulky headrests. This headrest shrinker simplifies the process. It temporarily shrinks the size of a headrest by vacuuming air out of the foam – allowing for a painless install. To see how it works, check out the video below!

The rules are simple. Read any article (new or old) on The Hog Ring and leave a comment. At the end of the week, our editors will choose the best comment and send the person who wrote it the prize.

There are no guideline for a what a great comment is – but past winners have written one’s that were helpful, informative or funny. The more comments you leave, the greater your chances of winning!

Special thanks to for donating this week’s prize for “Comment of the Week”. is the web’s premier supplier of high-quality leather seat covers. While a lot of online retailers sell cheap, loose-fitting slip-ons, custom manufactures covers that fit like factory. Best of all, they go on easy and are available in a wide range of colors and over 1,600 different patterns. also manufactures steering wheel covers, as well as shift and e-break boots. What’s more, InteriorWERX – a subdivision of the company – specializes in complete interior fabrications that will blow your mind. (Have you seen their 1923 Rat Fink T-Bucket?)

Visit to learn more about the company’s full product line. While there, checkout their “special deals” page for value buys. If you’re a shop owner, call 1.866.NEW.SEAT to set up a dealer account today!

Our contest for “Comment of the Week” starts today and runs through Sunday. We’ll announce the winner on Monday, September 17.

The Haartz Corporation

27 Responses

  1. Luke says:

    Looks like it will work a lot better than my vacuum.Now the hard part coming up with some sort of comment?

  2. tinabanana says:

    really cool, thx leatherseats!! i bet ill win with comment right here 🙂

  3. nojokekreationz says:

    Its funny how once you see a new tool, you have to have it. Then you think of all the times it would of helped even if it was years

  4. jaysal says:

    I could have used that baby last week on a pair of 69 camaro headrests.If you’ve ever installed a pair of Distinctive Ind. headrest covers you know what I mean. I used plastic underneath, I used silicone spray, heatgun, steamer. A half hr.later I had them on. They fit great ,but what a workout.Did you ever see a grown man cry?

  5. Got to have it! Kool tool. It sucks.

  6. JanD says:

    What a great tool! I watched them use it on a video the other night, it made upholstery work look so easy. And I thought using a produce bag was as easy as it gets!
    BTW… The leather seats that Leather sells are the best I’ve ever seen offered online!

  7. Adam says:

    No offense to but i love my Katzkin way better. Not sure if anyone has a headshrinker (katzkins name) but its a stand that you hook the airline up to, have a foot pedal for the vacuum so its not always going, then you can use 2 hands to get it on.. i made a video on youtube but its gone now.. if anyone wants to see it, i can make another one..

    • Well I really shouldn’t have to say this since we are giving this away for FREE but just to differentiate…

      1. Our vacuum system was developed as a quick and easy install tool that you can put in a tool box. It doesn’t require any additional floor space and can be used on any table or bench in your shop.

      2. Katzkin’s system works great, but requires additional shop space just to install headrests. This is a great system for those who do a hundred plus installs per month.

      3. Our model retails at $120 whereas Katzkin’s is $900+, which makes our model a much easier investment.

      Lastly, we are giving this away as a way to support this upholstery community on TheHogRing. It doesn’t cost a dime for anyone (except us). Happy commenting!

  8. Gjudd says:

    Cool little device, we’ve been doing the same sort of thing for years with a hover! same method, put the nozzle of the hover to the foam slip a bag over turn the hover on and close the gaps…same thing!

    I haven’t used the hover method in years though… i normally turn the cover inside out and roll it on following the original markings

  9. cpr customs says:

    shure as hell beats my shop vac!!!!

  10. jordun says:

    ,,,,,,,,,,shop vac ????? head rest shrinker ???? i’ve been useing my hands to do this……. once i have one i belive my hands shall be happy happy happy.

  11. Bodnar720 says:

    I thinks its pretty sick, dont plan on winning one but I sure will buy one haha. we have one at classic soft trim but they want over 400 for one

    lol 200 sounds better

  12. Chris Bellow says:

    It’s always funny when you see a new product that makes your jaw drop and say ‘why didn’t I think of that?’ I actually try to avoid doing headrests for custom/show cars. This would make my forearms and my third hand (belly) very happy.

  13. gaff says:

    I really need one of these! Now I can stop drilling holes in my work bench for them to stand up in while I fight my covers

  14. Riley Automotive says:

    Holy Shrinkage Batman!

  15. NicksTrix says:

    now that is slick!

  16. chuck davis says:

    I have these for half the price of the one from I also have a table version for $100.00. Contact me if you are in the market for one of these. I can tell you that if you do only one set of seats for yourself, it well worth the 50 bucks

  17. Jamie graham says:

    Hi there
    Where can u purchase one of these headrest vacuum Shrinkers from

    Many thanks

  18. If you are, you can make one yourself for about $23.

  19. protaxidermist says:

    Dream tool!! I’m just starting out doing upholstery and have my first job waiting but I don’t have all the tools I need. The headrest shrinker by is the next best thing since sliced bread!!!

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