Auto Upholstery and Interiors: A Do-It-Yourself, Basic Guide to Repairing, Replacing Or Customizing Automotive Interiors

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HPBooks, 1997 - Transportation - 136 pages
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This user-friendly guide gives you the knowledge to keep your interior looking like new. You'll learn how to get professional results from kits you can install in your own garage.
Automotive upholstery is easy if you know the secrets of how to do professional quality work at home. There is no need to sew or buy an expensive industrial sewing machine because skilled technicians do the sewing for you. Upholstery kits and do-it-yourself products are available for a wide variety of cars and trucks. By doing the installation work yourself, you save money and have the satisfaction of learning a new skill.
Detailed sections include:
- Painting Interior Parts
- Headliner Replacement
- Carpet Kits
- Door Panels
- Dashboard Restoration
- Seat Kit Installation
- Kick Panels
- Trunk Detailing
- Steering Wheel Repairs and Swaps
- Custom Seat Installation
- Using Dyes
- Simple Upholstery Repairs
- Cleaning and Detailing Tips

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The soft cover of this book calls it a Basic Guide and it lives up to that. You might find the book useful if you buy an interior kit that did not come with instructions. The bulk of the text even the ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Bruce Caldwell earned a degree in English from the University of Washington. In 1975 he joined Car Craft as associate editor. He was a feature editor at Hot Rod magazine and editor of Chevy High Performance, Muscle Car Review, Mustangs and Fords, Chevy Action, Corvette Milestones, Street Rod Quarterly, Mopar Milestones, Mustang Milestones, and Muscle Car Milestones. Caldwell has written several bestselling automotive how-to books. He has tested more than 2,000 new vehicles and spends his spare time restoring collector cars in a well-equipped home shop.

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