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Develop the skills to give your vehicle’s worn-out interior new life!

Starting with a list of necessary tools, author Fred Mattson guides you through all the required tasks, including seat restoration; door panel removal, patterning, assembly, and installation; headliner removal and installation; carpet cutting; and even convertible top restoration. The easy-to-follow, step-by-step presentation allows for a thorough understanding of all the processes. Every photo provides a hands-on approach that shows you how to repair and restore a car’s interior to concours, show-quality specifications.

After disassembling and gutting your car, it is easy to feel that you're in over your head when it comes to the upholstery. This is why so many do-it-yourself restorers outsource the work, at considerable expense, to an experienced upholstery shop. Taking the time to acquire the skills for upholstery restoration may feel like a daunting task, but what if an experienced upholsterer presented every skill you needed to restore upholstery yourself?

Other restoration books may show you beautifully restored interiors, but they don't show you how to produce them. This book helps you learn the skills needed with instruction from a professional upholsterer, saving you thousands of dollars over outsourcing the restoration. If you are interested in saving money, doing a complete restoration yourself, or simply want to know how it's done, this book is a handy addition to your automotive library.

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Develop the skills to give your vehicle’s worn-out interior new life!

Starting with a list of necessary tools, author Fred Mattson guides you through all the required tasks, including seat restoration; door panel removal, patterning, assembly, and installation; headliner removal and installation; carpet cutting; and even convertible top restoration. The easy-to-follow, step-by-step presentation allows for a thorough understanding of all the processes. Every photo provides a hands-on approach that shows you how to repair and restore a car’s interior to concours, show-quality specifications.

After disassembling and gutting your car, it is easy to feel that you're in over your head when it comes to the upholstery. This is why so many do-it-yourself restorers outsource the work, at considerable expense, to an experienced upholstery shop. Taking the time to acquire the skills for upholstery restoration may feel like a daunting task, but what if an experienced upholsterer presented every skill you needed to restore upholstery yourself?

Other restoration books may show you beautifully restored interiors, but they don't show you how to produce them. This book helps you learn the skills needed with instruction from a professional upholsterer, saving you thousands of dollars over outsourcing the restoration. If you are interested in saving money, doing a complete restoration yourself, or simply want to know how it's done, this book is a handy addition to your automotive library.

Pages : 192
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 519 color
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613253311
Product Code : SA393

Acknowledgments 
About the Author 
Introduction 

Chapter 1: Tools of the Trade 
Pres-N-Snap Setter 
Hog-Ring Pliers 
Steamer 
Door-Clip Tool 
Window- and Door-Crank Tool 
Headliner Tuck Tool 
Regulator 
Scissors 
Staple Lifter 
Hammer 
Pegboard 
Workbench 
Supply Sources 
Shop Supplies 
OEM Materials 

Chapter 2: Seat Restoration 
Seat Cover Panels 
Seat Removal 
Disassembly 
Coil Springs 
Seatback Supports 
Zigzag Springs 
Trim Panels and Seat Skirts 
Seatback Panels 
Robe Cords 
Patterning 

Material Orientation 

Panel Inserts 
Rear Apron Panel 
Welt Cord 
Listings 
Seat Cover 
Seat Cushion 
Seat Cover Installation 
Outside Backs 
Final Assembly 
Seat Cover Build Without a Pattern 
Pleated Seat Cover Alignment 

Chapter 3: Door Panels 
Material Choices 
Deconstruction 
Door Panel Cleat Fabrication 
Creating a New Door Panel 
Door Panel Assembly 
Door Panel Installation 
Planning and Layout 
Panel Construction 
Installation 

Chapter 4: Armrests 
Armrest Replacement 
Console Restoration
Fabrication 

Chapter 5: Headliner 
Inspection 
Create a Headliner 
Bow Measurement 
Headliner Prep 
Windlace 
Headliner Installation 
Dome Light 
Sun Visor 
Package Tray 

Chapter 6: Carpet 
Project Assessment 
The Pad 
Carpet Measurements 
Sewing 
Carpet Installation 

Chapter 7: Convertible Top 
Inspection and Evaluation 
Removal and Adjustment 
Header Bow Servicing 
Frame Servicing 
Frame Painting 
Pad Installation 
Rear Tack Rail 
Well Liner 
Rear Curtain 
Top Fitment 
Prior Damage Repair 
Hydraulic System Servicing 
Tack Rail Reconditioning 
Double-Blank Curtain 

Source Guide 

Automotive Upholstery & Interior Restoration

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