Many of us in Bridgend own nice cars but to keep it that way you have to look after the interior trim as well as the exterior paintwork.

A new car does not usually need any car interior repairs unless you have an accident but as it grows older, you will need to pay it more attention.

The dashboard, leather items, carpets, seat covers, door panels, will often need to be either refurbished or repaired.

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Car interior repairs can range from painting the dashboard or leather seats with a specialist leather or vinyl paint that has been designed to do the job properly.

It is always best to call in an expert repair company like Trimtastick at Bridgend but if you have no one local and you do decide to have a go at DIY repairs then this guide should help you. Purchase  products from a reputable company that specialises in the supply of SMART repair products.

When repairing trim preparation is very important, first of all, remove all the parts that you can and wash them in warm water with a mild soap solution added to it. Avoid getting water near any electrical connectors or components.

Use a soft cloth to clean the other interior parts such as steering wheel, door panels, dashboard, etc. Cover the other areas then rub the plastic parts and affected area with a fine-grade sand paper.

Again clean up and apply good quality of plastic prep solution on the areas you want to paint PlastiC Prep is a degreaser and bonding agent. Allow to dry and finally apply the proper re-paint color that is specially designed for your car type. A vinyl repair kit is often the best option.

It is not always the case that you need a professional to do the car interior repair. The minor problems can be solved on your own. All types of company kits and manuals are available in the market. Well, one thing is sure the minor problem is the cause of major difficulty in future. Hence, it is important to detect them and repair in the first stage itself.

Car Interior Repair

SMART is an acronym and typically stands for Small to Medium Area Repair Technique.

SMART Repair as a specific and recognized discipline has only been around for 15 years or so and has grown rapidly as mainstream automotive dealers now embrace the repair as a professional repair. Previously all bodywork restoration had been carried out with traditional equipment and techniques and involved painting or repairing entire and adjoining panels even when the damage was small.

As the name suggests, the system began as an alternative to full re-sprays for chipped paint and evolved from there into an entirely new discipline, related to but separate from bodyshop techniques, able to professionally repair all the everyday damage a vehicle is likely to acquire.

There are numerous techniques employed today and the technology and materials are ever evolving but typically, the following disciplines are typically delivered as SMART Repair:

• Paint Spot Repair - Chips, scuffs, scratches for most areas of the car bodywork.

• Alloy Wheel Repair - kerbed alloy rims, scratched alloys

• Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) - dents, dings

• Windshield Repair - bulleye's, small cracks

• Plastic Trim Repair - cracked bumpers, mirror casing cracks

• Interior Repair - cigarette burns, cracked dashboards, leather wear and fade

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Car Interior Repair

When a person drives a car, there is a direct experience with the cabin. The driver doesn't really have contact with the car's engine or even with the car's fuel tank. But a driver sits in the seat of a car for hours each day.

That's why it's a good idea to keep your auto upholstery maintained. And it's not always enough for you alone to keep your auto upholstery in good shape. Sometimes you need to bring in some auto upholstery professionals to do some replacing or repairing.

How do you know when to replace or repair your auto upholstery? Here's how.

Your car is more than 10 years old.

If your car is more than ten years old, it's a pretty good idea to do a spot check of your auto upholstery. Look closely for tears, rips and stains. Check under the floor mats and in between the seats. If you have a convertible, carefully inspect the car's top. Auto upholstery repair shops specialize in making the cabin of your car look great, so don't be shy about finding every little thing that needs to be fixed.

Auto upholstery repair doesn't have to cost an arm a leg, so don't avoid going to the shop every once and a while. There's just nothing like the smell of new leather seats or the look of a nice clean convertible top. The interior of your car can be a wonderful part of you daily commute. So take the time to maintain your upholstery.

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