Trim Line & European Upholstery
Restoration and Repair of
* Antique Cars
Whether you want to update your family car's upholstery, repair the seats on your antique car, or replace your convertible top, TRIN LINE will restore your automobile's interior to sparkling condition. You can restyle any interior, including carpets and headliners, to original factory condition, or you can order your own interior design. Restore your classic, antique or collectible automobile to its original elegance. TRIN LINE will bring back the original splendor to any automobile.
Urethane foams are the most common plastics used in auto upholstery cushioning. Recyclability, combined with their ability to fulfill design and economic demands set forth by a manufacturer, make them an ideal choice for car upholstery materials.
Recent innovations in cushioning technology now allow a manufacturer to save on the quantity of urethane foam used in cushioning by injecting the foam with carbon dioxide to increase its volume without sacrificing comfort levels, noise, vibration, harshness (NVH) levels, or flexibility on the assembly line. Arm rests, head rests, headliners and cushioned instrument panels are all made with urethane foams. Thanks to efficient and cost-effective processes, urethane foams can be recycled to make carpeting for cars, homes, and offices.
The carpet padding typically used in automobiles consists of a needled vinyl-based fiber that lies between the floor panels and the carpet itself. Insulating carpet padding is especially important in helping reduce NVH. A new process now allows for the use of a polyurethane foam padding between the carpet and the floor panel, which promises even greater reductions in NVH, a more comfortable surface, and an improved fit and finish. Most importantly, however, is that it is a cost-effective process easily adaptable to existing assembly lines and changes in model specification.
When and How to Replace Upholstery
Car Care Articles
UpholsteryCaring for your vehicle's upholstery not only maintains its appearance, but it can also add years of life and increase resale value down the road. Left neglected, dirt can accelerate the wear of any surface. And, even though today's interiors hold up well to the extremes of heat and cold, there's simply no substitute for proper and routine care and cleaning. Regardless of which type of upholstery you're cleaning, start with a thorough vacuuming of the entire interior.
STRONG Vinyl Upholstery:
Vinyl upholstery should be cleaned regularly with quality vinyl upholstery cleaner and a soft cloth. For areas with stubborn dirt imbedded into the texture of the upholstery, apply the cleaner with a soft, nylon-bristled brush and scrub gently. Never use harsh chemicals like solvents or bleach as they may damage or discolor the upholstery. Also, avoid using abrasive cleaning pads as they can scratch the upholstery, accelerating wear and creating a porous surface where dirt can stick. As you clean your car's upholstery, check thoroughly for wear, cracks, loose stitching and separation. It's wise to have any damage corrected as soon as possible to prevent it from becoming worse. Consult an automotive upholstery specialist if your upholstery needs special attention.