Archive for the ‘How-to’ Category

How to Sew a Double-Piped French Seam

Published by Naseem Muaddi on April 18th, 2017

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It’s no secret that we’re obsessed with decorative stitches. Over the years, we’ve featured some really unique ones – including the Hinge Seam, Double Topstitch and Single-Piped French Seam. Today we’re adding another to the list.

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Upholstery Tips from Brent Parker Motor Trimming

Published by Naseem Muaddi on April 6th, 2017

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Successful auto trimmers are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve their craft. One of the best ways to do that is by asking a master — like Brent Parker of Brent Parker Motor Trimming — for tips and advice.

In 2015, Brent wrote an article for The Hog Ring outlining some of his favorite tips and tricks. Two years on, it’s still one of our most popular articles. What’s more, it was just republished in The Shop magazine.

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How to Install a Padded Roof on a Ford Model A

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on February 22nd, 2017

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Hot Rod magazine recently published a fantastic pictorial showing how Glenn Kramer of Hot Rod Interiors by Glenn in Phoenix, Arizona, installs a custom top on a 1929 Ford Model A. It’s a must see for every auto upholstery pro!

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Pictorial: How to Clean a Convertible Top

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on January 30th, 2017

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When it comes to cleaning and caring for convertible tops, The Haartz Corporation knows best. After all, they’re the world’s leading manufacturer of convertible topping.

Over the last year we’ve collaborated with Haartz to bring you care guides for cloth tops, vinyl tops and even winter weather. We also highlighted Haartz‘s new premium convertible top brush, which makes cleaning safe and easy. Well, BestRide recently put those lessons and tools to the test.

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How to Clean Bird Crap Off Auto Upholstery

Published by Naseem Muaddi on January 16th, 2017

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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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