6 Abbey Street

Auckland City
NZ 1010.

+64 (09) 520 0427
+64 21428525
+64 (09) 520 0417

Frequently Asked Questions

Please read our FAQ before sending us a message.

Can I change the color of my upholstery without replacing it?

A. It is possible to change color of vinyl or leather upholstery using dyes. Although, it is usually not advisable to make drastic color changes because of the possibility of scratches or wear through that reveals the old color. Best results are obtained when colors are freshened instead of replaced. Great care in cleaning is essential for good adhesion of the dye.

Can I replace just one part of my car's upholstery?

A. Yes but with caveats. Because we use original materials and have most of the factory colors, it is possible to replace for example just the drivers cushion cover or even just one section of a cover. It should be noted that colors tend to fade over time and textures change as well. A perfect match can not always be achieved. Consideration should be given to the cost of installation as well as the condition of the rest of the components. Labor cost may be duplicated if any of the additional components fail while installing just one section of the cover and thus forcing the installer to do it all over again.

I only have 1 small hole or some color has worn off. Can it be repaired?

A. It depends. Mobile detailers are available in most major city areas and they can tell you if it’s fixable. They can usually repair small tears in vinyl, or cloth and can refinish the color of leather or vinyl with dyes. Vinyl repair kits are available at most auto parts stores, although colors are surely limited. Used car dealers are usually a good source for the name of of a detailer near you.

As for worn off colors, dyes can usually fix faded colors and matching factory colors is not a problem with our wide selection.

Should I replace the upholstery with the same material?

A. Usually yes. Any upholstery can be replaced with a different material but not all perforations or embossings can be duplicated in a different material. Also note that most automobiles retain more of their value when original materials are used in restoration or repair. We can supply most vinyls, leathers and cloths to match door panels or rear seats.

Why does my headliner fall down? Can you put it back up?

A: The original headliner in your car had a foam backing when it was installed at the factory. Age, heat and moisture all combine to deteriorate the foam backing, causing the headliner to sag from the board. The good news is that the fabric can be replaced in most cars to factory condition again with same-day service. Sun visors can also be recovered.

The armrest on my door panel is falling off. Is there anything you can do for me?

A: Yes, because we do repair work for many auto dealerships, we have experience at many of the nuisance repairs, such as seats not sliding back and forth properly, foam rebuilding, re-padding, lumbar problems, etc.”