It’s always great when master trimmers offer advice to rookies and the general public, as it helps grow our craft, and establish an understanding and appreciation for what we do.
That’s why we were excited to see that Goodguys Rod & Custom Association recently launched an article series titled “Upholstery Tips from the Pros.” The first installment features M&M Hot Rod Interiors and Ron Mangus Hot Rod Interiors, two auto upholstery shops we’ve written about and admired for a long time.
The article is full of helpful tips on how and when to start a new interior project. For example, here’s one from Mangus:
When it comes to choosing colors for the interior, sometimes it goes to the owner, sometimes the builder will assist and in a lot of cases, the verdict comes from the upholsterer. “For me, with my experience, I generally recommend a color combination for the car,” Ron said. “Understanding the color wheel and how colors are made will help you select the right color. You need to know how they got to this color.”
“Also, take into consideration the primer under the paint. Did they use a dark primer or light primer? The same red will look different depending on what’s underneath. Know the color and how they got to it and you won’t go wrong.”
The article also features some helpful tips from Relicate Leather Collection. Do yourself and our industry a favor by sharing it with employees and followers on social media.
To read all the tips and advice, see “Upholstery Tips from the Pros #1.”