No auto upholstery business is complete without a strong and dependable air compressor powering its pneumatic tools. Next to a quality industrial sewing machine and steamer, I'd argue that it's the most important piece of equipment that a trimmer will buy. Not surprisingly, it's also one of the most expensive. But with all the different makes and models available, how do you … [Read more...] about Choosing an Air Compressor for Your Shop
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It's official, the U.S. Senate has passed a resolution designating July 12, 2013 as "Collector Car Appreciation Day". SEMA, the organization responsible for helping push the resolution through, says that the annual event is to "celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society". It's also a prime opportunity to … [Read more...] about Celebrate Collector Car Appreciation Day
Check out our exclusive interview "10 Questions for Legendary Trimmer Sid Chavers" on Hotrod & Restoration Magazine‘s website and e-newsletter this month. … [Read more...] about 10 Questions for Sid Chavers in HRR Mag
In his last article for Hotrod & Restoration Magazine, Harry Weimann – director of education at WyoTech Blairsville and owner of Weimann’s Interiors in Delmont, PA – wrote about the importance of hiring auto upholstery professionals with "soft skills," like a good work ethic and friendly demeanor. His latest piece adds a new trait to the list. He says that in addition to … [Read more...] about Is Passion Important to Auto Upholstery?
It’s not easy or fun to fix another auto upholstery shop’s botched work. Not only must you find a way to redeem sloppy craftsmanship, but you also have to contend with an angry customer – someone else’s angry customer. In his latest “Interior Insights” article for Hotrod & Restoration Magazine, Harry Weimann discusses how to deal with these sticky situations. … [Read more...] about Tips for Repairing Another Trimmer’s Work