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Interior Restoration

This month we’ll concentrate solely on HSKG’s specialty, the interior, and how best to tackle this part of your restoration project. More Evaluation Much like the vehicle overall, the interior restoration begins with inspecting the car thoroughly.  Note any scratches, rips, stains, or imperfections in the upholstery.  Start a running list of issues or things […]

The restoration process

Steps of Car Restoration The basic steps of the car restoration process involve evaluation, disassembly, mechanical repairs, bodywork, painting, electrical repairs, reassembly, and interior repairs.       Evaluation: Look at the car and decide what needs to be fixed.       Disassembly: Take the car apart.  Check every piece.       Mechanical […]

Restoring your Classic car

Car restoration is like a magic show.  Take an old or damaged car and make it look new again.  People who love cars and history will probably enjoy car restoration.  They like the nostalgia of old cars having a second life.  Are you thinking of buying and restoring a classic car?  Perhaps it’s always been […]

Protecting your car’s upholstery

It’s what’s inside that counts Dirty marks, stains, fading, and wear.  In your interior, few things will steal your attention more than imperfections when you’re out enjoying your ride.   We all know how to protect our car’s exteriors, but how about protecting the car’s upholstery?  Periodically inspect your car’s interior for any signs of […]

The Advantages of Customising Your Car Interior

If you’re a car enthusiast, you know there’s nothing quite like owning and driving a modified vehicle, and the benefits of customising your car’s interior are numerous.  From improved comfort to increased aesthetics, personalisation can make the driving experience more enjoyable and practical. Here are six advantages of customising your interior: Freedom of Preference First, […]

Enthusiast events

Summernats 36. Prior to the much publicised events of Saturday afternoon, stories on most main-stream-media mostly focused on mullets and bad fashion.  The picture MSM likes to paint of car enthusiasts is that we’re all mindless bogans, antisocial at best. But come Saturday afternoon, they had a different story to tell.  That story lent some […]

Car interior mould

For a predicted dry summer thanks to apparent El Niño events, we’ve sure had a lot of rainfall in Queensland in the past 6 weeks.  Whether you are excited about the rain or longing for a dry spell, you need to prepare for the moisture ahead.  Rain increasing the already high humidity we have at […]

War and the Rise of the Aftermarket

Revving Up After WWII: The Rise of Hot Rodding As repeated many times throughout history where terrible situations have fostered ingenuity and progress, so too did WW2 spur on the automotive aftermarket.  On this day 81 years ago, the Japanese attacked the US Navy Fleet at Pearl Harbor, bringing the US into the war. Sparking […]

Leather’s sustainability and ethics

Sustainability and ethics In today’s ultra-connected, ultra-” informed” world, catchphrases and “movements” are everywhere we turn.  For the top handful of causes, few have the same reach, impact, or divisiveness as climate change.  In the automotive industry, the push towards more environmentally friendly products has been obvious and enforced for some time.  One relatively recent […]

Types of Vegan Leather

Vegan leather is a rather loose, marketing term that seems to be trending right now.  There are many types of vegan leather, which covers any leather-like material with no animal hide in its makeup.  It is also called artificial leather, faux leather, leatherette, or pleather depending on what the marketing departments think will sound best.  […]