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.

Advice and Tips on Repairing Your Car's Upholstery

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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Advice and Tips on Repairing Your Car's Upholstery

A new car does not need any car interior repair but as it grows older, you will need to pay special attention. The dashboard, leather items, carpets, seat covers, door panels, etc. need to be either replaced or repaired.

Start the car interior repair from painting the dashboard. First of all, remove all the parts that you can and wash them in warm water with dish soap added to it. 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 primer on the areas you want to paint. Allow to dry and finally apply the proper re-paint color that is specially designed for your car type. A vinyl repair kit is the best option or dash cover is good choice in case of ample damage. Many dash covers are available that can match the carpet color in your car.

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.

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