When it comes to steaming leather seat covers to get rid of wrinkles, auto trimmers are divided. Opinions range from "I steam the heck out of every cover I make" to "I would never steam any leather cover." … [Read more...] about Is It Safe to Steam Leather Seat Covers?
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Do you have any tips on how to revive leather hides that were stored incorrectly? I recently received some leather hides that were folded over on themselves and now they have creases. Are theses creases permanent? Is there anything I can do to get them out? – William Duffy of Medford Upholstery in Patchogue, New York. Hi William, Thank you for a great question. It all depends … [Read more...] about How do I Remove Creases from Leather?
What's the difference between suede and the flesh (fuzzy) side of a leather hide? Is it possible to use the flesh side as the finished side when covering an interior panel or even a seat? Or is it better to use actual suede? I have free rein to trim the interior of a 1994 Nissan 300ZX any way I like. The door panels and console were originally partially covered in an … [Read more...] about Is the Back of Leather the Same as Suede?
Aaron, I would appreciate your advice on the temperature most suitable to store automotive leather hides. I live in the tropics and temperatures are mostly in the high 80s and 90s. What advice can you share for how I should store my hides in order to preserve their quality over time? Would an air-conditioned room be advisable or would that affect the hides by drying them … [Read more...] about Is Hot Temperature Bad for Storing Leather?