Upholstery Restoration

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Finding the Right Upholstery Shop for Your Classic Car or Boat

by Jose Chavez

Upholstery is a part of a classic car or boat that usually needs attention every few years. If you drive your classic car around town a lot, then you will eventually wear the material down to where it needs to be replaced. The water and salt in the air can have a negative effect on […]

Classic Car Spotlight: 1950’s Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

by Jose Chavez

Anyone who is a fan of movies or cars from the 1950s is going to recognize the Mercedes-Benz 300SL. Its sleek design and silver color make it hard to miss, but its iconic gullwing doors make this car one for the ages. The 3.0-liter, six-cylinder engine were the epitome of power in the 1950s, and […]

What to Look for in an Automotive Cleaner

by Jose Chavez

Cleaning a classic car is a bit different than cleaning a newer model. Classic cars have older interior and exterior elements, which means they require a gentle touch and the right supplies to get the job done. Everything from the cleaning supplies you choose to the way you clean your classic car matters, if you […]

Cloth or Leather: Determining the Best Upholstery for Your Classic Car

by Jose Chavez

A classic car should do more than look great on the outside; a well-constructed interior is just as important to the restoration process. But what kind of interior will best fit your classic car? There are a few factors you should consider. Budget Since the interior is sometimes the last part of the car to […]

The Proper Steps to Take When Restoring Your Classic Car

by Jose Chavez

The dream of many automotive aficionados is to buy and restore a classic car. The project will likely be pricey. Make sure you are buying within your budget and set aside dreams of making a quick fix. Car restoration may take a year or more. If you are able to find a running vehicle in […]

Considerations When Restoring a Classic Car

by Jose Chavez
classic car being restored

The joy of owning a fully restored classic car is immeasurable. For many people, especially those who have a healthy appreciation for classic automobiles, the process of restoring the car is just as exciting. Before taking the first step on a restoration journey one must consider the implications of the endeavor. It requires an eye […]

Most Challenging Aspects of Car Restoration

by Jose Chavez

When undertaking a restoration, there are many challenges to keep any car enthusiast engaged and excited about his or her project. However, some aspects of automobile restoration are more difficult than others, either because of their complexity or because of the scale and price of the project. Below are a few of the more difficult […]

Common Boat Upholstery Problems

by Jose Chavez

Like all seat and carpet materials, boat upholstery experiences problems from time to time. Because boats are more exposed to the elements, fabric is subject to damage on a more frequent basis than in automobiles. The following are some of the problems affecting boat upholstery and how to prevent or address them: Fading. A boat’s […]

Most Popular Classic Cars to Restore

by Jose Chavez

Any classic car will look good when it is restored, no matter what condition it might have been in initially. Some classic cars, however, have a certain universal appeal that makes them more popular for restoration projects. Cars that were either extremely rare or exclusive when they were first released are now worth far more […]

Signs It’s Time to Replace Upholstery in a Classic Car

by Jose Chavez
restored classic car upholstery

Custom or upgraded upholstery for a classic car helps bring the aesthetic appeal of the vintage vehicle full circle. While the exterior of the car may look perfect, stains or worn out seats and floor carpeting can severely take away from the car’s value. Most upholstery today is made either of leather or cloth fabric. […]